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Hey guys,
I've been thinking pretty hard about what I want to do with my Fooled characters and world recently.  A lot of you in my comments sections have expressed interest and even made comments like "this should be a movie!"  or "you should make this a movie," stuff like that.  I've gotten some really nice encouragement about following that path but I don't think that is realistically anything I will be trying with Fooled, at least not till a long way in the future.  However, I also don't feel like I should just leave Fooled as collection of random drawings and designs.  I do think it has potential, and  I think I have come up with a plan.

I know for certain that I do not have the stamina or the dedication for a webcomic, but I do feel like I have strong abilities in combining drawing with writing.  So I think that, eventually, I would like to make two Fooled projects.  The first one (which I would like to complete in 2014) would be a sort of "novelization" (or maybe just a novel, since I'm not actually novelizing a movie or anything, haha).  It would be lengthy and detailed and include a lot of dialogue and such - basically just writing a book about the Fooled story.  I would probably make this available online or as an e-book once it is finished.

The second project is the more important one, and that is a Fooled storybook.  As a storybook the dialogue and content would be a lot simpler (which is why I would also write the novel form), but it would give me a chance to showcase the artwork along with the storyline.  I was inspired by the old "Classic Storybooks" Disney came out with in the 90s with the big full color 2-page spreads.  So I'm thinking that to make a storybook with nearly 100 pages and 50 spreads, it would take awhile.  I might publish sections or at least excerpts of this online, and if there is enough interest in this particular project I would kind of like to do a Kickstarter and raise enough money to print and sell some copies to followers and fans.   I feel the need to improve my scene drawing abilities so I would not start or finish this project till 2015.

Anyway, I don't know if any of this will make it to reality, but I think I now have a gameplan and a response for when people ask "What are you going to do with Fooled?"  I also have another reason to improve on my art, so it is time to get to work!



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:iconpeachfan7:
Sounds awesome! You're so talented, and I think more people need to see your work. I wish you the best of luck!
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Wickfield Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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K-El-Amrani Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Storybook idea sounds amazing and very doable.

As Dee Dee would say...

"Doitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoitdoit!"
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NY-Stray Feb 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Sounds awesome--best of luck with this project!  I'm trying to figure out what to do with one of my stories like this--I'm trying to to make it so I can create a finalized webcomic, but I know that's a lot of time and dedication.
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Aranov Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
OH MAN one of those glorious big Disney-style storybooks would be amazing! And the novel too, but I am totally drooling over the prospect of glorious full-page color illustrations. This is gonna be awesome.
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Wickfield Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!  I had a Pocahontas one and a Lion King one and my sister had a Mulan one.  The Lion King one fell apart but I still have so many fond memories of those things, I thought it would be a really good idea.  And something I could maybe actually DO. :D
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Aranov Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D It sounds AMAZING. :heart:
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Tintinabulating-Star Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are awesome ideas!! good luck!!
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:iconjustmeit94:
That's fantastic!!! I'd love to buy the book! But maybe steal you'll make.it someday a movie?
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xXSweeneyLovettXx Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic news! :D I'd love to have the motivation (and time) to do something like this! I honestly can't wait!! :dance:
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