April 16, 2012
Meet Brandon Generator. He stares at the cursor on his blank laptop screen. He drinks too much coffee. He cuts newspapers into “word salads” for inspiration that never materializes. He can’t write. Like many a struggling writer, you can find him bemoaning his stasis on Twitter and Facebook: “Today I wrote nothing, but learnt how to draw four different types of dogs. Progress?” What makes him exceptional is that he is also the creation of writer/director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Marvel and Lucasfilm artist Tommy Lee Edwards for their online, animated graphic-novel-in-progress designed to crowd source elements of the story.