Walt Writing and Pacing in His Home Office: A Typical Day Compressed Into 43 Seconds.

Process Posts, Video, Walt a Life

Yes, I pace and write, simultaneously, all day long. I move from MacBook to sketchbook to iPad to popcorn. Especially to popcorn. These 43 seconds demonstrate one thing: a writer’s life makes for kind of a boring video. Oh, well, at least you can see our living room!

Walt Jaschek home

Terranauts: “The Call of Cold, Dark Places.” Page 1.

Comic Writing, Comics, In-Progress, Process Posts

Happy to report I’m writing adventure comics again! Deep into script for a deep-diving tale of The Terranauts, the team created by Paul Daly and Don Secrease. Splash page complete. What new menace taunts the ‘nauts? We’ll find out — in a cold, dark place.

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Credits on this page: Pencils by Paul Daly. A great composition meticulously realized. Coloring by Don Secrease. Masterful. Look at that water. Copy and inks by me. (Yeah, inks, too. “Walt Jaschek inking” is not something you usually see in any reasonable reality. But I wanted to try it. Let me tell you, inking Paul’s beautiful pencils is daunting. Fun, but daunting. Also, now my carpel tunnel has carpet tunnel.)

Here’s the fully inked page, just before I sent it to Don to do his amazing color stuff.

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We see this as an 8-pager and I’m diving into the rest of the script now.

Walt Jaschek likes spending time in warm, bright places. 

Walt’s Copywriting Process (Sort of.)

Content Writing, Musings, Process Posts

After decades of writing marketing copy and content in every medium in our time-space continuum, including branded fortune cookies (really,) I have been asked about my “copywriting process.” For visual learners, I try to capture it in this bar chart.

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Aaaaand repeat.

Wow, look at all that red. I guess self-pity is the most colorful kind of pity.

Oh, I’m kidding, for the most part.

But not the whole part.

Walt Jaschek promises more process charts soon. Let’s hope his short-term memory holds out.