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I’ve been toying with the idea of putting together a children’s book, and one idea I’ve been kicking around is fictionalizing the story of Laurel’s Alex, maybe telling his side of what happened while he was “away.” I have no idea for sure what I’m doing with it just yet or if I even will, but it’s an idea I’m toying with. And I know I have an awful lot of practice to do before I can seriously get to work on it if I choose to do so (though, man, we’ve got a couple of children’s books where the illustrations are just horrendous, so that gives me hope!). Anyways, to that end I thought I’d try to start thinking about how I might Alex to look — this is just the first shot and I’m sure it’s not how he’ll end up.


(Estimated time: 25 minutes.)

(Also, I’d like to apologize for the cruddiness of yesterday’s entry; it worked better in my head than it did on paper, especially once I colored it.)

Written by Allen

January 12th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Posted in 3x5Project

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  1. I like it. Especially, I like the idea of storytelling from Alex’s POV. Pixar has never managed to top the charm and wit of Toy Story 1 and 2 for that reason (for me, anyway).

    The question is, could you find something fresh in this angle, the way those movies did?

    Amy (in FL)

    13 Jan 08 at 10:57 am

  2. While I disagree with you on your observations about Pixar (which you probably knew I would), I 100% agree with you that trying to find that Pixar-ish fresh angle would be extremely important, though boiled down to fit a kid’s book. I only have the vaguest story ideas in mind so far, but Pixar’s stories would surely be some of my models for how to construct this kind of story!


    13 Jan 08 at 11:03 am

  3. Ooh, I knew it. It’s the Incredibles for you, isn’t it?

    Amy (in FL)

    13 Jan 08 at 9:28 pm

  4. It’s partially The Incredibles (which is officially my Most Favoritest Movie Evar), but it’s also both Toy Storys, Finding Nemo and Ratatouille. Even the most “disappointing” of their movies has still been very, very good, better than most movies (animated or otherwise) that get made. Their attention to detail, both technologically and story-wise, is absolutely amazing and inspiring. I do love me some Pixar. :)


    14 Jan 08 at 3:41 pm

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