22 03 2009



Style Frame for B graphic_Character

5 11 2008


Comedy and satire

19 10 2008

Character Bio’s

5 10 2008

Character Break-down/Biographies

Three Main Characters:

B – Age: unknown
Has a rebel’s mentality, loves a good fight and always figures out a way to win.
The origins of B’s early life is a mystery that B can’t seem figure out.  He remembers only flashes of early childhood events that guide B’s daily decisions.  B is always conflicted with good and evil impulses, which work against each other. Some would call him bi-polar or even a bit crazy because of the way he handles stressful situations.

Jolie Bit:  Age: 2nd stage Molt
Jolie is still dealing with the sudden deaths of her parents.  She was raised to be the perfect queen possessing vast knowledge of the Wellstone colony.   Jolie believes her Uncle Torex has some thing to do with your parents demise.  Jolie is also interested in the myth of Wellstone’s Utopia and believes it possess the key to her parents death.

Torex: Age: 4th stage Molt
Torex has dreams of world conquest and finds pleasure in the suffering of others.
Torex is also responsible for the demise of Jolie’s parents.  Torex give the former King and Queen misinformation about a neighboring colony that needed their help.  This lie by Torex unfortunately led into a trap with the Blaberus Clan. The Blaberus Clan are the long time enemies of Gernies and want control of Wellstone. Torex who origins remain unknown oddly resembles a Blaberus Clan member.

USA (Studies: Gentrification a boost for everyone)

1 10 2008

A hot-button issue

Gentrification has spawned emotional disputes in cities around the nation:

• In northwest Fort Lauderdale, where streets are named for the district’s prominent old African-American families, three of four new home buyers are white, according to a survey by the Sun-Sentinel. City Commissioner Carlton Moore told the newspaper his largely black constituency fears displacement, even though he says it won’t happen.

• In the predominantly Latino working class barrio of East Austin, the new Pedernales Lofts condominiums have raised adjacent land values more than 50% since 2003. Last fall, someone hung signs from power lines outside the lofts saying, “Stop gentrifying the East Side” and “Will U give jobs to longtime residents of this neighborhood?”

• In Charlotte, a City Council committee voted in December to remove language from a city planning department report that downplayed gentrification’s threat to neighborhoods. Development could uproot some people, councilman John Tabor told the Charlotte Observer “If there are people in these neighborhoods who have to move because they can’t afford their taxes, that’s who I want to help,” he said.

• In Boston’s North End, the destruction of the noisy Central Artery elevated highway promises to attract younger, more affluent new residents and dilute the traditional Italian immigrant culture.

Story Iteration #2

22 09 2008


Beneath the urban landscape, in a world unknown their live creatures called Genies.  Genies are a special breed of cockroaches that are known for there resourcefulness.  The Genie communities are ruled by monarchy’s of Kings and Queens, sworn by secrecy.  Secrecy of an urban myth called Wellstone’s Utopia.  Stories of Wellstone’s Utopia were passed down from generation to generation.  It is regarded in Genie society as “the land of plenty”.   A place where food shelter and resources are unlimited.  Genie rulers for centuries have protected the legend of Wellstone’s Utopia.  Safe guarding the location and even the knowledge of it’s very existence.

B is a troubled young bug searching for his past. He takes on different odd jobs to make ends meet. On one of his expeditions he travels to the town of Patiyala. The Patiyala town is ruled by a conniving Genie named Torex.  Torex is driven by a desire to find and expose Wellstone’s Utopia. B finds out of Wellstone’s Utopia and tries to exploit the conning Torex.  The only living map of Wellstone’s Utopia is Princess Joli the niece of Torex.  Princess Joli is grief stricken by the sudden death of her parents King and Queen Patiyala. Joli refuses to deal with the world and turns her back on the thrown of Patiyala.  B promises Torex that he can convince Princess Joli to tell of Wellstone’s Utopia.  Torex agrees to help B with Princess Joli to reveal the location of Wellstone’s Utopia. Torex also has his own plans on eliminating B and Joli once Wellstone is found.

Torex – draft

16 09 2008
Torex - first draft

Torex - first draft