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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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peachfan7 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Sounds awesome! You're so talented, and I think more people need to see your work. I wish you the best of luck!
Wickfield Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
K-El-Amrani Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Storybook idea sounds amazing and very doable.

As Dee Dee would say...

Stray-Sketches Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist 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.
Aranov Featured By Owner 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.
Wickfield Featured By Owner 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
Aranov Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D It sounds AMAZING. :heart:
Tintinabulating-Star Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are awesome ideas!! good luck!!
Justmeit94 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's fantastic!!! I'd love to buy the book! But maybe steal you'll someday a movie?
xXSweeneyLovettXx Featured By Owner 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:
Chibi-Tohru Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Sounds like some great ideas!
Fusion-Bioformer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Good luck!
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