ABE #7: Interpretive Jams

May 1, 2013 in Art Block Execution

Art Block Execution #7: Interpretive Jams

Music inspires us. A LOT. It inspires us as writers, illustrators, and musicians. Sometimes it helps motivate us with what we’re already doing. Sometimes it gives us new ideas…

And sometimes, we just want to re-create the song. It happens to all of us. We want to cover it, but the way we would have done it, in our style.
We want to write a story exactly about this song.
We MUST illustrate it, or make a comic out of the lyrics.

So that’s what we’ll be doing this week.

Pick a song, one that inspires you, and recreate it however you like. You do not need to reference the music or lyrics exactly, and it may be as divergent from the original as you like, so long as, once you tell the audience what song it is, they can nod and say “Yeah, I can see that.”

Difficulty: 2/5 The hardest part should be picking a song.

How does it kill art block? : Taking time to work on something that inspires you is a great way to get the juices flowing again.

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