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This is how genius happens

While talking to an artist/friend of mine on aim, this happened:

Him: so just ninjas chopping midjets heads off?

Me: midjets
Me: like tiny planes?
Me: i demand we work on a comic with midjets
Me: it revolves around a crack team of vertically challenged ww2 aces

And within the next 20 minutes, we had worked out the entire plot.

During the depths of World War II, Churchill reasoned that smaller planes could turn tighter circles, giving them the upper hand against the superior fighting machines the Axis deployed. And so a secret squadron was formed. In a time of racism, they were a symbol of acceptance. In a time of fear, they were our greatest hope. And though they barely reached four feet, they stood tall. They were: The Sparrows.

This will be anachronistic. It will be unrealistic. It will be idiotic. I also think it will be fantastic. And now that everyone knows who you are Isaac, you have to draw it.

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3 Responses to “This is how genius happens”


  1.   Joe Says:

    It be like watching very deadly babies perform barrel rolls…

    I support this!

  2.   BJ Says:

    it’s spelled “midgets.”

  3.   Ben Levy Says:

    Yes. Yes it is. That’s why his particular typo lead to a particular thought about tiny planes, which lead to tiny airplane pilots. I retyped the typo intentionally. The point was that from a single spelling error an entire comic book idea was born.

    I suspect a hastily tapped telegraph message is what gave Edison the idea to (re)invent the light bulb.