Letters About Visual Storytelling

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117 / Poor Miss Lonely Hearts

Let me tell you about The Golden Action — visual storytelling at its most creative and potent.


116 / Making The Invisible Visible

I attempt to explain visual storytelling - with emojis! 🤯


112 / Instantaneous Paper Rebellion!

In praise of a medium that is at once unmeasurable, hopelessly unscalable and algorithmically unfathomable.


101 / One Thing At A Time

Some thoughts on productivity and visual storytelling.


096 / You Don't Have To Start At The Beginning

Spending time with Hayao Miyazaki has kickstarted my comics storytelling!


094 / How I Made a Comic Short Story

A step-by-step breakdown of making my four-page comic Negroni With A Twist - with lots of pictures!


085 / Storytelling Panel By Panel

The third and final guest letter, with some useful advice on plotting out the panels of a comic.


071 / The Lockdown Diaries

I’ve been keeping a visual journal during lockdown and I’ve learned to pay attention to the little things.


070 / Asterios Polyp

I break down the visual storytelling in this radical and fascinating graphic novel.


068 / Perfecting The Theory

I’ve lost too much time trying to study the craft instead of just getting my hands dirty and making mistakes.


055 / Sequential Art

A look inside Berlin - one of the best graphic novels I’ve ever read and my thoughts on what filmmakers can learn from comics artists.


047 / More Thoughts On Words And Pictures

From Tilly Walden to William Blake - some inspirational notes on telling stories with words and pictures.


042 / I'm Still Thinking About These Ideas

A collection of ideas, quotes and provocations which are still lingering in my brain weeks after I saw them.


040 / More Of Your Questions, Answered

I answer your questions about how I made Jaron Lanier Fixes The Internet for The New York Times.


036 / Things I Know About Visual Storytelling

Sixteen tips to help you improve your filmmaking and comics art.


031 / All Sorts of Things Become Possible

Some lessons in filmmaking from the set of my latest video project.


030 / A New Film I'm Proud Of

A behind-the-scenes look at a new film I’ve made for The New York Times - plus some exciting news about a film I directed last year!


026 / Your Questions, Answered

A Q&A session with Third Something Readers - I answer questions about filmmaking and my creative process.


025 / The Threshold Of Awareness

This diagram helps me tell visual stories that make the audience both think and feel. Here’s how to use it.


021 / My Storyboarding Process

A step-by-step look at my previsualisation process for making a video for The New York Times.


019 / Five Miscellaneous Things

There’s a lot in this one! Poetry, filmmaking, graphic novels and visual storytelling - take your pick!


018 / Planned Improv

Notes on the balance between preparation and improv in the creative process, while shooting a film for The New York Times.


017 / Practicing Scales

Some practical advice on how filmmakers can build a daily practice habit that improves their craft.


013 / Three Thoughts on Visual Storytelling

On Spiderman Into The Spider-Verse, the nature of juxtaposition and writing screenplay dialogue.


011 / Five Days

A day-by-day account of writing and designing a film for The New York Times.


009 / Barbecues On The Titanic

On climate change and how stories create aesthetic emotion to comprehend what’s happening.


007 / Haiku

A great example of The Third Something at work — in words, not pictures!


003 / Movies Made In Slow Motion

How graphic novels and films are sister mediums, speaking the same language.


000 / The Third Something

Introducing The Third Something newsletter - reflections on visual storytelling and the creative process.