New comics collective of the day, Studio YOLO, which spun out of a cartooning residency with Dean Haspiel held at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. It consists of 8 cartoonists from around the world:
The group had its origin in an exercise during the residency:
During the residency, Dean proposed a challenge to Studio YOLO: to interpret a script with no visual cues, only text used as dialogue and/or narration into a fully realized comic that would later be published at TripCity.net
After the success of this exercise, Studio YOLO decided that new challenges be put forth with one of the members writing a similarly loose script for all the other members to interpret. In addition, Studio YOLO showcases a handful of guest artists whose work is published along with the founder’s work on the site. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to take the Studio YOLO challenge.
Studio YOLO is dedicated to telling quality stories and expanding upon the language of comics.
We had a chance to meet some of the YOLO folks at BCGF and you should definitely check out the links above.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.