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When scripting comics, do you prefer to provide a detailed panel layout and detailed descriptions of each panel, or give a more general description of what should be on the page and let the artist do the rest?


I’ve talked about this countless times, and some time spent with Google would probably find you a lot of it.  But let’s make it easy: here’s three of my comics scripts.  See for yourself.

If you grow a functional human brain in a jar, give it artificial stimuli capabilities (cameras for eyes, microphones for ears, etc.), and then give it  manufactured memories and a manufactured personality–assuming this would work–would that be considered Artificial Intelligence?



(Don’t ask me how this is a FAQ.  I have no idea.  But:)

There’s a lot of gimmes in there.  I think maybe I’d trade the word “artificial” for “synthetic”?  Which is a semantic handwave, I know.  I’m also reminded of the term “simulacra” – a copy of something that isn’t real, if you like.

Actually, try this: Cultured Intelligence.

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