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Journal Entry: Fri Apr 30, 2010, 6:54 AM
Chaotic212 asked the following:

1. When you're concepting a world for a story you're working on, what are a few of the things you think about?

For my own story, I have gone so far as to plot out everything from  climatological maps to topographic maps, population charts, precipitation averages, roads and highways, as well as boarders. All these things create elements for interesting story telling. This is talking about making a new planet form scratch, so there are many things involved. I even know which plants grow in what  part of the country and industries that are intrinsic to certain areas.

I do all this because i love to research and I love maps. I enjoy the slight difference between certain places and incorporate that into my own work to make it more rich and convincing. How boring would it be if we only had one type of tree or all the buildings looked the same? Creating a world is a very in depth process that is story telling in and of itself.

2. Do you think, in writing for sequential art or cartoons, that the Character serves the story or the Story serves the characters?

Both inadvertently. That's not really something you plan, and the personality of the character always flavours the story in a certain way, and the environment will also bring out events that cause the character to act. They are one in the same.

3. Whats your favorite project youve ever worked on and why?

Street Fighter. The reason is that since I was a teenager I admired the art style and  the excitement of the game, the pinnacle was reached in SF3. Many people get caught up in polygon counts nowadays, but art wise SF3 is untouchable as far as 2D goes. To preserve that 2D aspect feels like a duty in the race to convert everything to 3D.

I've also had a chance to meet many Capcom artists as well which is a childhood dream come true. To be involved with SF and be able to sculpt the history of the game is an honour.

I really do thank you guys and I hope I have been of some use to you.

Asalaamu Alaikum = Peace be upon you!

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  • Reading: 1001 Arabian Nights (still)
  • Watching: K-on 1st season
  • Drinking: Kicking Horse Coffee
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Ruisufueripe Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Really interesting.
I'm trying to write a story too, i hope one day i can publish it, and people like.

Participate of a project you like, and meet and/or work with your idols must been really incredible, i dream with something like this too.
j-rok Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Always great to see how others compose and create, especially a fellow writer. :nod:

I enjoy the research aspect of it all the most. Good point on the weather and such as well - it's crazy how much detail you end up putting into the world you create, especially if its an entirely new world/planet/etc. :-o

Good read, and bonus points for watching K-ON! :-p Friends at work got me to give it a try (it's right up my alley honestly) and I've been hooked ever since.
hyakamaru Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
"making a new planet form scratch"

I was dying by doing this because when I want to make a manga ,I like to start quikly ,and finish the 1st chapter.
so some times I do some concept while drawing the pages .
and some times I redraw some pages
this was my problemes in my last manga
but now Im working (like you) "making a new planet form scratch"

I buy some documentary movies
but I will be grateful if you infirme me about some websites you use it for you researshes

I love your characters of 5th capsule
Crashtefano Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
It sounds interesting

P.s.: So... 1001 Arabian Nights... are there really 1001 tales? XD
DaveSchultz Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've never heard of any writer plotting out the weather and regional changes of their story's city.... 0_0

That's dedication! Nice interview.
Anguiad Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
You think about everything, Omar, I'm really looking forward to 5th Capsule!

About the characters, I think they are a bit more important than the story. Think of Street Fighter for instance, we all love so much the game mainly for the characters; the story is pretty unimportant. But that's just one example of a fighting game

Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
View maps and other referance charts... never thought of that. Good info!
And you meet some of Capcom artists.. you lucky devil.
Lemuzaurio Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I like your vision on creating a world from scratch, I need to incorporate that in my stories since I always forget about the environment etc., and that really gives life to all, a part of one.

Thanks bro.
magion02 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
im in ur world .... ;)
murtaza-shah Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
2D Vs games are the 3D Vs game comes near to 2D vs games.SF3 is one of the best looking Vs game and capcom gives a little 2d touch in SF4 also which make SF4 the best Vs game of next gen.but every video game developers have there different style u can't compare capcom with namco bandai:D
MoonlitCrescent Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
I would dearly love to see some huge open world map that you created, in fact I strongly hope that you do one we can see.
GrubLord Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Hehe - I was a bit surprised to see you're watching K-On! and reading the Arabian Nights... you are a man of truly varied interests. :D

With all the cars, girls, weapons, etc. you draw, it sometimes seems like you'd be a stereotype macho man in real life. I think this - as well as the amazing humility with which you write - really shows your softer side... ^_^
Omar-Dogan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Arabian nights is amazing.

K-on I watch so that i don't become a bitter person lol, its pretty light hearted.
GrubLord Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
I used to love the Arabian Nights, myself. Of course, you shouldn't forget the Sindbad the sailor stories!

I know what you mean about K-On!, as well.

I work very hard for long hours a lot of the time, and happy fluffy stuff like K-On! keeps me from going crazy - haha. :D
TimYates Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Thanks Omar!
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