Rotating defense. Part 2
Wanted to elaborate more on the term “rotating defense” in the work place(small business, comic book making).Again, I am using my experience as a basketball player and from my high school team. My biggest life lessons came from playing basketball in high school.
Rotating Defense, is communication and being able to affectedly convey messages/actions to your team mates. Failure to do so breaks down the team to where people have to scramble to regain structure again. Now, of course there are moments where a defensive schemes calls for a roamer to double team an offensive player.Again it’s up to the other three to be able to adjust and move quickly to the ball. Again, strong communication is needed.
How does this work in the comic book world? Strong communication is needed when there is a hiccup. Communicating about delays or scripts immediately when a problem arises. Guessing, instead of asking can alleviate possible delays. If one person breaks down (concerning communication) it affects the others involved. Now, the rest of the team is scrambling trying to adjust.
We are apart of the flow of the team. We are all moving for the greater good of the project/team. Always keep that in mind when working with multiple people.
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The story behind Escape from Dino Isle
Escape from Dino Isle came about from a question presented by Tumblr when I first joined a few years ago. Tumblr asked me something along the lines of why I would want dinosaurs back on earth. At the time I was binge watching Jurassic Park 1,2, 3, on a loop. My answer; having dinosaurs on earth again would mean everyone would be in shape from the constant running and living in fear.
Wait a minute, that’s not a bad premise at all.
Thus began the outlining and drawing of Escape from Dino Isle. An isle of dinosaurs that are genetically engineered to specially cater to helping overweight folks into losing weight. I knew I could make it fun and unique. Enlist from my imagination a group of six(one special celebrity) people to be on the isle. Everyone is brought to the isle under a different ruse.
I wanted to have the Doctor, the dino engineer, look for the perfect candidates through their internet searches. These special six were searching for ways to lose weight and different adventures. None really done anything about those desires. Everyone has urges to do things but not necessarily the funds or motivation to get it done.With tickets and playing off of their desires and strong points, Dr. Petricholas was able to get them(paid tickets, perfect key words) to the isle.
Flash forward to now, and I have created (with amazing talent) meal plans, map, dino isle handbook, and an app(coming in the near future) to make this comic book an experience.
Now, I definitely wanted to create the overweight characters to be ordinary people placed in situations that will bring out their amazing selves. I strongly believe that we are all amazing whether its realized at an early stage in life or a later stage in life. Some folks need to be placed in situations in order for them to realize that they are not their weight and they are extraordinary too.
Eventually as this series progresses, I would love to have people submit themselves to be characters in the comic book. Right now, I am picking my favorite celebrity to be in the comic book(as comic relief) . I am hoping that celebrities will toss their names in the hat and want to be turned into a comic book version of themselves and go along for the ride.
Escape from Dino Isle is the cheapest way to make a reality show. With that in mind, I do have Talking Heads in my comic book. Like I mentioned before, this is an experience. I hope you join me on the ride when the comic book is released.
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Next up on Supercilious Comics Mentality, Rotating Defense. My high school basketball team was and is the best communicating team I have ever played on. EVERYBODY talked on defense as well as offense. It’s no different than working on a comic book or small business with a group of people.
How does rotating defense work in the business world ? Easy. One, you have to stay with you man (man to man scenario) and keep your head on a swivel . You need to see what is happening with your man and your team mates. Sometimes when you can’t get through a screen you have to switch to a new person to guard. Now , they might be bigger and they might be faster. You have to do your best and contain them until you can switch back to your original man. And if that player/man gets by you, know that your team mates are there for you when you yell ‘help’ as your man gets past you. Your team mates rotate on defense in order to protect the team basket. I don’t see that any different than how a good team works in comic books , small businesses, or big businesses.
My foundation is basketball and it is how I play as an artist, writer, and creator. I expect those who work with me understand these concepts as well as live these concepts. These are the Cardinal Rules of Supercilious Comics.
Calling out screens
As a former basketball player, there are ‘cardinal sins’, one does not commit. One, call out all screens. When you are on defense and you are playing defense on the ball(man to man) and the opposing player comes up to set a screen for the player with the ball. It is an absolute imperative the defender of the person setting the screen calls out the screen. Not communicating a screen coming from the right or left can take a person out of the play, leaving their person to score. Communication is one of the most crucial aspects of basketball, whether it’s on defense or offense. When your team mate fails to warn you of a screen it hurts as well as puts the team in scramble to pick up where you are no longer playing defense. It’s no different than communicating on projects. Failure to communicate can delay projects. Communicating helps the flow of the entire team.
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