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10:25 AM - 17 Aug 17
RT @creativeboommag: Marine biologist Maddalena Bearzi crafts beautiful jewellery inspired by whales and dolphins bit.ly/2vTBzML h…
08:54 AM - 17 Aug 17
RT @ArrestAllMimics: The many sexy covers of @CreativeReview. Lots of love for them on this week's podcast! soundcloud.com/arrestallmimics https:/…
06:00 PM - 16 Aug 17
Rhythm and Hues : @premmdesign ask @leehodges a few questions about his creative process and what inspires him #Q&A… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
05:46 PM - 16 Aug 17
Fun, #graphicart on this library in Brooklyn inspiring us to read more! #illustration #nyc #mural #art
02:00 PM - 16 Aug 17
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#KlausMeinhardt is good at creating both clever, conceptual graphics as well as humorous, cartoon-like illustration… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
10:15 AM - 16 Aug 17
How to #Fake Beautiful #Eyebrows: @sunny_gu illustrates a video #masterclass on how to create the perfect #fullbrowtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
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RT @sunny_gu: ✨👰🏻So grateful for @gyunel_official letting me capture the magical #gyunelcouture AW18 runway show finale💕 #fashionillustrati…
08:30 AM - 16 Aug 17
#KlausMeinhardt is good at creating both clever, conceptual graphics as well as humorous, cartoon-like illustration… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
03:02 PM - 15 Aug 17
Went back to check out the finished #mural at @bywoops this morning! How cute! #illustration #advertisingtwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
04:30 PM - 14 Aug 17
Delve into the @FionnaFernandes world with this self initiated piece entitled #FantastyLand #landscape #creaturestwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
02:01 PM - 14 Aug 17
This week we are featuring the versatile Hamburg-based artist #KlausMeinhardt #artistoftheweek #creativity #talenttwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
12:00 PM - 14 Aug 17
@liams_art work was recently made into a video by @Londonist about his paintings of #LondonMarkets #illustratortwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
09:30 AM - 14 Aug 17
This week we are featuring the versatile Hamburg-based artist #KlausMeinhardt #artistoftheweek #creativity #talenttwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
01:30 PM - 13 Aug 17
@liambrazier takes inspiration from architecture & also from popular culture & film #artist #Disney #startrek #worktwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
08:30 AM - 13 Aug 17
@liambrazier takes inspiration from architecture & also from popular culture & film #artist #Disney #startrek #worktwitter.com/i/web/status/8…
01:30 PM - 11 Aug 17
If you are looking for a unique and distinctive look and feel for your project, check out @liambrazier work #artisttwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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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