Cartoon: ‘The Hierarchy of Needs’

TVWriter™’s all-time favorite artist/philosopher, Grant Snider knows what he needs. What about you?

See more of Grant Snider’s extraordinary perceptions of human creativity at Incidental Comics, HERE read article

Herbie J Pilato Reviews New “Golden Girls’ Documentary

by Herbie J Pilato

Jenny Reed has had it with Dumb Writing

Zippy isn’t dumb. He’s simply lovable. As for Sluggo, the less said about him, the better.

Dumb Stories & Characters Drive Me Insane!
by Jenny Reed

Time Now For A General Writing Tip

While a particular story that I read today remind me of this particular writing problem, what I’m saying in this space is in fact a tip I give QUITE OFTEN.

Never make us ask “is that character a fricking moron?” Or anything similar.

I mean, it’s okay if you WANT your character to be a moron. But if you do, make sure your intention is blisteringly obvious. Don’t make us ask. read article

Cartoon: ‘Reality’

TVWriter™’s all-time favorite artist/philosopher, Grant Snider, takes a thoughtful look at reality – and how to create yours.

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Herbie J Pilato on ‘Alias Smith & Jones’

Pete Duel, Ben Murphy, Roger Davis

Still Charming After 50 years
by Herbie J Pilato

In the history of television westerns, Alias Smith and Jones stands out from the pack.

The small screen answer to the 1969 Paul Newman/Robert Redford feature film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Alias Smith and Jones combined a seriocomic premise and tone, entertaining stories, witty dialogue, ground-breaking cinematography, and likable performances.

The one-hour series presented a new form of TV western which was generated by the 1970 ABC TV-movie The Young Country produced by Universal Studios. read article