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The 2015 MacArthur “geniuses” include Ta-Nehisi Coates and a third-generation puppeteer — Quartz. Apart from the Nobel Prize or the presidential medal of honor, a MacArthur Fellowship—known to many as “the genius grant”—may be the most coveted career credential in the US.

The 2015 MacArthur “geniuses” include Ta-Nehisi Coates and a third-generation puppeteer — Quartz

Every year, the MacArthur Foundation selects a crop of extraordinary Americans and hands them $625,000 paid over the course of five years—no strings attached, no progress reports needed. The Foundation hopes to foster creativity in its broadest definition. “The Fellowship is speculative, based on the potential for creativity, and creativity involves taking risks,” wrote the program’s managing director Cecilia Conrad in the commentary published in the Washington Post. “Individually, they demonstrate a track record of enduring accomplishment through tenacity, imagination and risk-taking.

Collectively, they reflect the diversity of American creativity.” The Fellows are selected through an anonymous peer-nomination process. MacArthur’s endorsement can also spark public interest on a neglected issue. Alfred Hitchcock Quotes (Author of Alfred Hitchcock Presents) “There is a distinct difference between "suspense" and "surprise," and yet many pictures continually confuse the two.

Alfred Hitchcock Quotes (Author of Alfred Hitchcock Presents)

I'll explain what I mean. We are now having a very innocent little chat. Let's suppose that there is a bomb underneath this table between us. Nothing happens, and then all of a sudden, "Boom! " There is an explosion. Mathew A. Powers : IU School of Informatics and Computing, IUPUI. Lecturer, Media Arts and Science Contact matapowe@indiana.edu IT 455 317-278-8448 Education M.F.A.

Mathew A. Powers : IU School of Informatics and Computing, IUPUI

Digital Fine Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (2006)B.A. Biography Mathew A. Research Interests Character, environment, creature, and narrative creation and analysis. Related News June 6, 2012IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI first institution in nation to participate in Gen Con Educational Partners Program. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Disney Mashup. Marvel artists walk through the creation of kickass fight sequences in comics · Expert Witness. In entertainment, an awful lot of stuff happens behind closed doors, from canceling TV shows to organizing music festival lineups.

Marvel artists walk through the creation of kickass fight sequences in comics · Expert Witness

While the public sees the end product on TVs, movie screens, paper, or radio dials, they don’t see what it took to get there. In Expert Witness, The A.V. Club talks to industry insiders about the actual business of entertainment in hopes of shedding some light on how the pop-culture sausage gets made. It’s been a phenomenal year for superhero action at Marvel Comics, with the All-New Marvel Now! Initiative introducing a crop of new titles that deliver high-impact, dynamic fight sequences. All-New Ghost Rider #3, page 18 (art by Tradd Moore and Val Staples) The A.V. Tradd Moore: Totally liberating. AVC: When given free rein to create an action sequence, where is the first place your mind goes? TM: I visualize the action sequence in my head, not in panels, but in full motion.

AVC: This is a 17-panel page. TM: Paneling is how you control time as a comic artist. 24-Hour Comics Day – October 3, 2015. Scott McCloud: The visual magic of comics. Tag and Bink, an example on developing characters. Star Wars: Tag & Bink Are Dead #1 (October 2001) Tag and Bink are the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the Star Wars universe, a pair of minor characters who deliberately or accidentally influence the events seen in the first and second film trilogies.

Tag and Bink, an example on developing characters

Their meddling also explains some of the inconsistent and illogical events of the series. In fact, the title of their initial appearance — Tag and Bink Are Dead — is a direct reference to the Tom Stoppard play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Appearances[edit] Tag and Bink Are Dead (#1)[edit] Tag and Bink are two soldiers aboard the Rebellion flagship Tantive IV when the Star Destroyer Devastator captures it. Although the two TIE fighters they appeared to be in were destroyed, the next comic states they were in fact in the background when Vader selected two pilots, and that they stole an Imperial landing craft and escaped from the Death Star moments before it exploded. Tag and Bink Are Dead (#2) and the Return of Tag and Bink[edit]