Archives for the month of: October, 2013

Burtonize: to take something and put a Tim Burton twist on it. Changing the characteristics to have a gothic and quirky take on horror. Can be applied to characters, locations, film, etc.

some examples:

Burtonized Avengers

Burtonized Pokemon


Burton’s Minions


Burtonized Spiderman

Burtonized Princesses

Burtonized Futurama

Burtonized Powerpuff Girls

Burtonized Adventure Time





Timothy Walter “Tim” Burton, was born August 25, 1958. He is an American film director, film producer, writer, poet, artist, and animator. 

Tim Burton

Tim Burton

He is famous for his dark, gothic, macabre, and quirky take on horror and fantasy style movies.

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure




Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Ed Wood

Sleepy Hollow

Corpse Bride

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Dark Shadows



Some of his lesser-know works include

Stain Boy

Preliminary Check List

The following list is an outline from start to finish, what I need to do in order to complete the book.

  1. Pick a theme for the book.
  2. Select a story I want to tell with this book.
  3. Rewrite story making minor changes to characters, setting, and ending.
  4. Generate rough sketches for characters.
  5. Layout spreads keeping in mind text and where illustrations will go.
  6. Sketch images for spreads.
  7. Make any final adjustments to spreads.
  8. Shop around for paper and choose the most appropriate for this project.
  9. Decide on a method of binding the book.
  10. Gather information for pages before and after the story.
  11. Finalize each page of the book.
  12. Create a front and back cover.
  13. Bind book!

For my term project, I am searching for a short story. Thanks to Reg for the suggestion to look in the book “Italian Folktales” by Italo Calvino.

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After reading countless stories, I have finally selected one. the title of this story is, ” Water in the Basket.”

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