The Swipe File

There is a saying there is only 7 different type of stories.

The 7 story archetypes are:
  • Overcoming the Monster.
  • Rags to Riches.
  • The Quest.
  • Voyage and Return.
  • Comedy.
  • Tragedy.
  • Rebirth.

So how can we create something new, well if you believe this you can’t.  But you can put your on spin on it.  I like to think about every time I read a comic/book, watch a show/movie see a drawing/piece of art.  What can I take from that?


I try to keep a Swipe file, where I have things that I enjoyed that inspired me.   A lot of that came from the book “Steal like an Artist” by Austin Kleon.

steal like an artist book cover

This reinforced that idea with me.  Why not take from my inspirations? But put my twist on it.

I hope you like this and maybe you start your on swipe file, to make your on art for the work.  So go out there “Steal like an artist” so you can make YOUR art!

Thanks for checking out the blog.

Back next week with a post about going to cons.

Thanks again



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