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06:47 PM - 13 Dec 17
This rainbow #mural in Greenpoint by Rubin415 sure brightened our days! #streetart #artist #nyc #brooklyn #painting
05:30 PM - 13 Dec 17
A nice punchy #magazine cover illustration by #StuartHolmes for the @WheatonCollege #Alumni magazine #designtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
02:30 PM - 13 Dec 17
Here is something great to read over your next coffee break! The Art licensing blog - a write up on (Paul Daviz)… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
01:30 PM - 13 Dec 17
#TangWei starts a project with a #pencildrawing and will then go on to add #acrylicpaint or #watercolourtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
11:00 AM - 13 Dec 17
#TheLouisVuittonTour : @JABissett completes four successful events at @LouisVuitton #stores across the #UKtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
09:00 AM - 13 Dec 17
#TangWei starts a project with a #pencildrawing and will then go on to add #acrylicpaint or #watercolourtwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
04:25 AM - 12 Dec 17
This week we are featuring #Chinese artist #TangWei who brings projects to life by adding layers of intrigue, colou… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
06:22 PM - 11 Dec 17
Oh hello there! #Streetart snail by Mark Makatron spotted on Bedford Ave in #Brooklyn! #painting #nyc #artist
02:00 PM - 11 Dec 17
@tigermlk_ has reimagined some of her illustrations with the new @pantone #ColoroftheYear, #UltraViolet - This was… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
11:00 AM - 11 Dec 17
#T-Shorts : #ManujaPatil did a personal project on clothing styles using a a graphic style in black and white maki… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
01:30 PM - 10 Dec 17
#PaulDaviz @DavizIndustries is a self-taught artist whose love of drawing and constant honing of his abilities have… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
08:30 AM - 10 Dec 17
#PaulDaviz @DavizIndustries is a self-taught artist whose love of drawing and constant honing of his abilities hav… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
03:34 PM - 08 Dec 17
If you're in the #LA area, be sure to check out "New Dimensions in Recreation" by Anja Salonen at @ltdlosangeles in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
05:51 PM - 07 Dec 17
The Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibition at @japansociety for their 110th anniversary is sure to be stunning! The gorgeous b… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
12:00 PM - 07 Dec 17
#LaVieEnRose : A self-initiated piece from #JuanmahBuah inspired by a #trip to #Paris with his girlfriend #artisttwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
09:00 AM - 07 Dec 17
Watch this #IllustratorVideo to understand the creative process followed by @sunny_gu #Artists #illustratortwitter.com/i/web/status/9…
05:16 PM - 06 Dec 17
Through Dec 22nd, you can catch Thomas Hirschorn's new exhibition at @GladstoneArts, "DE-PIXELATION". The images ex… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Arrest All Mimics Podcast: Character Development

Author and artist Karen McLeod joins Ben Tallon to talk about her alter ego Barbara Brownskirt.

Written by Ben Tallon

Fiction, non-fiction, TV shows, film, stage or real life experiences at the pub. No matter the medium, we all love a good character. But what makes us engage with them? Why do we loathe a good movie villain? What makes us cry when we know a sad moment in a book is not real and what gives you the best chance of succeeding in the world of graphic novels?

Author and artist Karen McLeod joins me to talk about her alter ego Barbara Brownskirt who has a series of upcoming live shows and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall. She takes us along on a fascinating journey, which led to her sitting at the bus stop, reading the world’s worst poetry to anyone who’ll listen. 

Why is it important to understand the backstory of our creations in order to inform what the reader or viewer will see and how much of yourself should you use in character creation.

This is a fascinating insight with much valuable advice for anyone interested in creating literary, audio or visual characters in all disciplines.

Send us your character ideas and creations @arrestallmimics on Twitter

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