about mike

As a solo Artist: Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Blogger, TV Writer, Comic Writer/Cartoonist, Game Writer/Artist, Software Designer, Production Designer

As a freelancer: game writer, web designer, scriptwriting coach, design support, custom cartoonist, amusement and interactive space designer

 

With the studioWriter/Art Director (comic books, movies, animation), Web Series Producer/Director, Writer/Artist (indie video games, a zine, comics)

With my other studioDigital Product and Mecha Design Artist

introduction

what I've been upto

I’m currently writing a graphic novel with an illustrator friend, and a web-comic with another artist friend, and a graphic novel series which I'm illustrating myself - we are trying to start a studio - the plan is to earn some money from freelancing and selling some of my writing - to put away enough cash to hire my artist friends and some coders to work on games and movies together - with them committed to my projects on a part-time basis. This will hopefully be in 2023.

I'm also character designer on the graphic novel and I'm keen to get gigs doing art direction for films, especially gore, puppets and animation.​

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I have an old blog of Movie Reviews, Collecting Comic Books, Crewing for Film, etc. and I'm launching a new blog soon under my Reno Raijnes persona here - the new blog is a multimedia blog with videos and links and written articles.

I have begun writing a 2-year dystopian novel project, and 3 new full length novels and a novella this year (with 6 more and another novella I'm hoping to develop substantially by December) I'm also working on 3-5 game narratives, a theatre script, 4 tv scripts, a book of short stories and I have 7 script contests this year, with 4 screenplays nearly finished and 13 which I'm currently writing.

I'm writing a number of experimental books which I intend to self-publish digitally.

I'm also writing some movies which I aim to produce: Following our zero-budget feature video documentary movie, a three-part anthology feature video movie on a $5k budget called Trilogy of Creepy. And I'm tinkering with animation. Planning to release an animated short in December 2021, plus an animated feature and another animated short - stop-motion in 2026. One of my contest scripts is an animated film as well, and another is an animated tv pilot script.

I plan to begin production on some of the movie projects in 2022. I'm also tinkering with RPG Maker for game development prototyping. and Liberty BASIC for the e-course I'm writing. I'm learning design drawing, production design, cartooning, fantasy map-making, InDesign, vector art and Photoshop colouring.

 

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I plan to produce an interactive visual novel FMV indie video game based on one of my first screenplays. And a RPG Maker or Unity 2D indie video game I am writing the script for this year and teaming with three artist friends to make in 2023. as well as another Twine project I'm currently writing.

I am interested in Digital Product and Mecha Design Art with The Band.

I'm developing over the next 4 years, three smaller indie video games as non-studio projects: 1. a game about hustling in high school, 2. a digital simulation of robotics for AR, 3. a collaborative project with an artist friend, about dungeons.

I am interested in developing tabletop games and digital toys.

I have had poetry published and been offered a paid poetry gig based on audience response when performing my poems live. Some of my poetry is here.

I'm also keen to write song lyrics. It would be cool to start a band just to do the soundtrack for one of my movies, also writing a rock opera would be fun.

I love music in the background while I write. 

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