I just wanted to announce a project I'm beyond excited about. In the coming weeks I'll be collaborating on a series of illustrations with a good fellow named Stiles White for the very cool website, SIX-WORD TALES.
Stiles, a film & TV screenwriter, began the project a little while back, dubbed SIX-WORD TALES - inspired by the famous boasts of Ernest Hemingway, who stated he could tell a great story in just six words. His example: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." (Cool, right?)
Stiles has been obsessed with this micro-method of telling stories and because of this he decided to embark on the project. Now, many tales have been told using this particular format of six words, but Stiles wanted to try something a little different. Something unique. So accompanying each story is a specific illustration in partnership with the text. Some are photographs, some drawings, others are paintings. And over the course of the series he's attracted some of the most talented, credible and skilled artists around; Greg Ruth, Craig Spearing, Mike Manomivibul, Devin Roth, Matt Strackbein, Paul Harmon and that's just to name a few.
Over the last couple years Stiles has been extremely busy outside of SWT with screenwriting, penning the scripts with his wife and writing partner Juliet Snowden for films such as "KNOWING" and the upcoming "THE POSSESSION" (in theaters August 31st. Be sure to check it out. It looks AMAZING), so he chose to take a hiatus from the project. The upcoming series between Stiles and myself will mark a return to SIX-WORD TALES and, as you can assume, I'm REALLY looking forward to it.
The sketch we have above is for the forthcoming illustration for the first story. There will be a total of 5 stories with 5 separate and unique illustrations, all centering around one larger story. So where are those first six words? Well, we've chosen to hold onto them for now. Don't want to give too much away, ya know. But I will say it just may have something to do with the words "super" and "hero".
If you'd like to check out the current lineup of stories you can do so by paying a visit to www.SixWordTales.com. Hope you enjoy and I'll talk with you soon!