Ales Kot writes because nothing else makes sense. He's responsible for screenplays, video games, graphic novels and products/experiences which do not even have their names assigned as of yet. His portfolio includes Disney, Warner Brothers, Image Comics, Marvel Entertainment, DC Entertainment, Dark Horse Comics and more.

If you want to contact him, his email is aleskotsays at gmail and his cell phone is 310-259-7803. If you want to talk with his manager, contact Ari Lubet at 3 Arts Entertainment. If you want to talk with his agents, contact Roger Green and Phil d'Amecourt at WME Entertainment. If you want to talk with his lawyer, contact Caitlin DiMotta at Impact Law Group. If you want to talk with his imaginary platypus, you better imagine it.

For example, in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, the main character walks down a street passing by a number of shops whose names were specifically chosen and window displays specifically arranged by the director to convey additional meaning to the scene and to the film. At 720p or at a bitrate under 8Mbps, those details become indistinct and illegible. It becomes impossible to know that Kubrick was trying to tell you anything with those storefronts, let alone discern what he was trying to say.
morganjeske:

The Hunger(Dir/ Tony Scott)
warm-up/down sketch
DENEUVE.
-Mog

morganjeske:

The Hunger
(Dir/ Tony Scott)

warm-up/down sketch

DENEUVE.

-Mog

"One year earlier, Daniel’s suicide note had been released on Gawker. “The fact is that any kind of ordinary life is an insult to those who died at my hand,” he’d written. “How can I possibly go around like everyone else while the widows and orphans I created continue to struggle?” I remember waking up that Saturday and finding my wife reading it at the kitchen table, crying. By the time the weekend was over I’d made like CNN and forgotten it. Speaking statistically, on the day that Daniel killed himself, 21 other veterans did too, and we know this because it’s been reported lately as though it’s novel. Most big media outlets have covered the number itself as the full story, usually tying it—as Daniel’s parents did—to the failures of the VA. “US military struggling to stop suicide epidemic,” was how the Guardian put it, while the Times noted, “Baffling rise in US suicides plague military.” Twenty-two a day is high, but neither baffling nor anomalous. The average number of daily veteran suicides in 1999 was 20. Since then, it has never come up shy of 17. If anything, the new numbers show improvement over 1999, when veteran suicides were a higher percentage of total American suicides than they currently are: 25 versus about 21 percent. (So part of the story is just that more Americans are killing themselves.)

Jesse Baron: The Journalist and the Suicide

Andreja Pejic.

Andreja Pejic.

andreasanterini:

Andreja Pejic / Photographed by Collier Schorr / Styled by James Valeri, for Dossier Journal Magazine Spring 2011

andreasanterini:

Andreja Pejic / Photographed by Collier Schorr / Styled by James Valeri, for Dossier Journal Magazine Spring 2011

An acquaintance ( @neilyourself ) on twitter: “superhero movies have been a dude walking a little too fast muttering “I love pussy” ever since being hit on by Joel Schumacher in 1998”

marcorudy:

Moons. #Comics #Space #Galaxies #MoonPainting #watercolor #Acrylic #Gouache #Marvel #WinterSoldier #SpaceAdventures


Marco Rudy’s page in progress — this is from Winter Soldier #1, our upcoming series from Marvel Comics. First issue drops in October 2014.

marcorudy:

Moons. #Comics #Space #Galaxies #MoonPainting #watercolor #Acrylic #Gouache #Marvel #WinterSoldier #SpaceAdventures

Marco Rudy’s page in progress — this is from Winter Soldier #1, our upcoming series from Marvel Comics. First issue drops in October 2014.

Anonymous asked:
What's the weirdest thing you've researched for Winter Soldier so far?

Ales Kot
Ales Kot answered:

I swear: I have no idea how to measure the amounts of weirdness in my daily life. Maybe this theory about black holes collapsing into white holes? Then again, I consider time & space & scientific theories & universal dynamics often, so maybe not.

My perception of the word “weird” can be well explained via this essay: 'Weird Shit,' via Boing Boing.

"Weirdness, in this sense, stands for experiences or events that seriously challenge the norm without leaving the empirical plane of immanence. The weird twists, but does not transcend. It doesn’t rupture reality but refers, enigmatically, to its perverse core."

Anonymous asked:
These new SA preview pages made me wet and horny again.

Ales Kot
Ales Kot answered:

It’s always nice to see readers who truly engage with my work.

b3nd3rs asked:
You have a grasp on a voice that most don't.....with Marvel work do you r shift to different headspace from SA than Zero through music or film? I know they are different sides of a coin but still curious?

Ales Kot
Ales Kot answered:

Thank you very much! I find I am just becoming properly acquainted with my voice now, and the process may take all my life, and at the end of it, I’ll find that “my” means everything, means nothing, the universal paradox. And it will be okay.

That said, I feel I am improving as a writer, and it feels good. I evolve, the voice evolves. 

Yes, every project requires a different space and energy. It asks for it, in some cases so thoroughly that it finds a way into my life before I even realize it’s a project. 

It’s a combination of a lot of factors, and it changes with every project. Research often involves specific music, film, comics, any other form of art, psychotherapy aimed at conscious/subconscious/unconscious mountains, oceans, deserts that feel ripe for exploring or just staying in, empty houses, past memories, memories of the future, anything. 

When writing Wild Children I fashioned myself a tribal skirt out of the pages of Morrison’s and Bond’s ‘Kill Your Boyfriend’ and ‘Hellblazer: Shoot’ by Ellis and Jimenez. When writing Change I found myself executing certain scenes that happen inside the comic. 

So: a voice. I am not so sure it is a voice as much as it is a cross-section between the story being channeled from the “outside” and a voice that is “inside,” both of which are ostensibly the same thing manifesting through different channels.

Anonymous asked:
Reading your Secret Avengers comics fills me with so much joy, especially now that you addressed that Phil's PTSD will be treated with all the seriousness it deserves. As a person with a panic disorder, this is really important to me. I will definitely read more of your comics and I was wondering if you write about LGBTQ+ characters too or if this is something we can expect in future comics?

Ales Kot
Ales Kot answered:

I am delighted that we’re bringing you a good time. I sometimes deal with anxiety issues and I choose to live in the world as it is, therefore I must strive to perceive it as it is, and inevitably my writing becomes a reflection of what is alive in me, and what is alive in me is alive in the world. If the external mirrors the internal, and I believe in no suppression of elements unless they bring direct harm to others (the first, I believe it does, the second, I do) it is my duty to let the world speak through me.

Considering the comics and film/TV projects I am working on this year — Zero, Secret Avengers, Winter Soldier, The Surface, Antistar, Gentrification, Wolf, the Zero TV package and two movies I won’t talk about because they are not ready yet — 6 out of these 10 projects have LGBTQ+ characters, often main protagonists, and the other 4 are not nearly formed enough yet for me to tell. Sometimes I don’t spell out that a character is LGBTQ+ because the story doesn’t need it — sometimes I focus on it because the story does.

Same goes for the traditional predominance of white male main characters — the Zero comic, the Zero TV show and Winter Soldier have one and I usually dig in and consciously work with the archetype and examine it instead of just letting it lie there unacknowledged and perpetuating the vicious cycle of white male privilege. Then there’s Secret Avengers, which is a very diverse group, Antistar is about a transgender Iranian pop star, Gentrification is predominantly Mexican, and the rest…goes places. 

So yes. We live in a diverse world. Unless I decide to make a point about that by employing hyperbolic storytelling, my fiction will reflect it. And even then — the point will still be made. 

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Anonymous asked:
How often do you masturbate?

Ales Kot
Ales Kot answered:

It inevitably varies. Besides, what kind(s) of masturbation are we talking about? I am answering questions on tumblr — even that sometimes counts as jerking off. 

You said that the crisis is going to be intensified by globalization, but you are not pessimistic. What are the reasons for not being pessimistic?

Baudrillard: It’s not because I described or analyzed a state of things this way, the order of things is nihilistic, it’s the place for the exchange of nothing. I describe it but I take a distance from it. The form in the discourse, it’s not only an analytic discourse, the theoretical discourse also is a form which is never pessimistic or optimistic, it’s just a form. The salvation is in the form, not the content, even when you say even the most pessimistic things. The content maybe pessimistic or nihilistic, but the form, if it succeeds, is never either one, it is a transfiguration of the content. You do that in the writing. It’s always a challenge between content and form, and that’s the difference between a rational, discursive discourse and a theoretical approach. I, for my part, say the most nihilistic things, yes, but the resolution of this pessimistic content is in a very glorious form. Then the writing is not an innocent act, it is a transmutation of the content. That’s why language is something very singular, it is always more than what it signifies and you must take into account this transfiguration of language. It’s always a challenge, you can describe the most apocalyptic system, but you can do it in a way that is not at all apocalyptic. The form can retain the singularity at the same time that it says something which is not singular but describes a non-singularity. It’s always a duel.

From "Between Difference and Singularity: an Open Discussion with Jean Baudrillard"

"The trend of androgyny and the exploration of trans beauty started around 2010, and that’s when Lea T and I both started [modeling]. Everyone was kind of saying, “Oh, it’s just a trend, it’s going to go away,” and it hasn’t. I think that’s because it represents a social layer of people who feel that they don’t want to conform to traditional forms of gender—who feel traditional forms of gender are outdated. That social base feeds the trend, and it feeds the exploration in fashion."

Andreja Pejic Q&A.