“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
– Edward de Bono.
Boston-based artist Patrick Hanes has worked exclusively in Microsoft Paint for over 10 years. By his own admission, he “sucks at Photoshop and other programs”. He honed his craft in MS Paint working long overnights at a hospital reception desk.
Hanes then decided to write and self-publish an e-book about a summer camp set in the 1980s. Titled “Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge”, the graphic novel features illustrations that don’t look like they’ve been created in a basic program like MS Paint. Check them out below.
“I suck at Photoshop and other programs, and have worked exclusively in Microsoft Paint for over ten years…”
“…I honed my craft working long overnights at a hospital reception desk…”
“…Then decided to write and self-publish an e-book about a summer camp set in the 1980s…”
“…a summer camp surrounded by ghosts and monsters…”
“…and filled with goofy campers and counselors, where the teenagers are always trying to get drunk or laid…”
“…and getting into trouble…”
“…and breaking into rival camps to carry out elaborate revenge schemes…”
“…and not always succeeding.”
The book is called Camp Redblood And The Essential Revenge
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