New Year, New Look, New Direction

A Handful Of Characters From The Alt World Studios StoriesWelcome to Alt World Studios, the home to the words and art of Indie Storyteller Nick Davis, over the last few days you may have noticed alt-world.com (now altworldstudios.com) slowly evolve to reflect this new direction I am taking this year at conventions and approach to my work.

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The Secret Life Of An Indie Publisher – Why I Create

My Desk Where The Magic Sometimes Happens

Alt World Studios Writing, Production, Marketing, Accounts & Art Department

Welcome the Secret Life Of An Indie Publisher, I hope to peel back the glamorous party life of indie creating and publishing in a series of blogs, and give you look on how being an indie works for me, some of my challenges, production times and staying motivated in the face of apathy.

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Writing Without Fear – Ideas Are Like Buses… Wait Forever And Three Come At Once

Tristan the Teddy Bear from the Teddy Bear Tales (art by Dan Nokes)As a creative writer you sit there coming up with ideas for storylines, characters and interesting plot hooks. It involves long hours, and sometime waking up in the middle of the night and frantically scribbling the idea down on your phone, or notepad. Then you go to sleep, thinking you’ve come up with he most original story idea ever! Well… I have news for you… Chances are someone has had the same idea as you, this is why ideas are like buses… They all come at once. Continue reading

Writing Without Fear – Taking Another Look At Legends Of An Englishman

Nick Has A Raygun

On Saturday I bumped into an old friend, she was part of a writing club I belonged too where we all dedicated time to write our opus. It reminded me how long it really has been since I’ve written any long form prose and crafted a novel. I have been very busy writing comic strips, short children’s stories about heroic Teddy Bears and occasionally knocking out some flash fiction. I have been neglecting novel-writing, is time to return to crafting a contemporary fiction story? Continue reading

Writing Without Fear – To Make Your Story Work Sometimes You Have To Discard Everything

Hero Ted 2.0Hero Ted has got an upgrade, with a smoother style and clean lines I have finally arrived at a character I feel that works, fits my art style and I am comfortable drawing to reboot the Hero Ted comic the second Teddy Bear Tales book that I will be creating as artist and writer. Continue reading