CHARR.com's MissionAt CHARR.com we want to tell the stories we have been dreaming up all these many years and be able to help others do the same. To achieve this we want to provide techniques and resources to help future creators develop art and writing skills to present their stories as novels, comics or animation. We hope to make this website a resource for aspiring artists and writers to get the tools they need to bring their stories to life.
The PlanWe are fans of great storytelling whether it's a novel, live action/animated movie or comics. There is a lot to be learned by studying missteps that may of been made, as well as what has been done correctly. That is why the review section of this site will not be solely dedicated to the latest or newest works. We will try concentrating on the strengths or the flaws of the stories we are reviewing, to help point out what should be emulated and what to avoid.
Helping people understand that creating art is not only about using a pencil and paper or paint and canvas is also one of our goals. There are many tools and techniques that can be used to unleash your inner artist. Some are very simple and some take a little time and practice but once learned you will be amazed by the results.
Though we are fans of comics, we also have other interest. There maybe topics covered in an article or opinion piece posted that is not specifically a how to or a link to specfic resource. Topics like how science fiction and fantasy are affecting research in the real world, or how written and visual works are used to highlight social/political issues currently affecting us. Art and writing can be very meaningful tools to all of us and it's crucial to try to help and cultivate the next generation of creators.