Face it, AI art is here to stay.
The problem is there’s lots of misinformation based on misunderstandings of what is copyright, intellectual property AND theft. Shad Brooks of Shadiversity fame has just put out a very thorough cross examination of the issue that I think anyone who’s feeling intimidated by the backlash again AI art needs to see.
For me, I’m moving forward with AI art because of both necessity of deadlines, lack of willing collaborators and upcoming projects. It’d be nice to work with artists, but let’s be honest, I’m not going to work with an artist who’s so embittered that they can’t recognize programs like Stable Diffusion for what they are: a tool that can make them even better artists.
But that’s enough of a rant for today.
Editing of “Lucid Reality”, book 2 of Tales From the Dream Nebula is progressing in its early stages. I’m starting the process on looking at making a GURPS conversion/sourcebook for TFDN too, including an introductory module. No, you won’t be able to play Winston or Billy Joe, but it will be related. These are all first steps towards prepping for a Shared Universe for other writers.
So when you get your copy and you love the setting, and are wanting to write your own tales for the Dream Nebula, that’s “coming soon”.
As always, I am still looking for a comic book artist who would be willing to collaborate in a conversion of TFDN into graphic novels as well. Just because I use AI art doesn’t mean I don’t want to work with artists. In fact, I’d prefer to have that issue taken off my plate so I can focus on other things.
Till next year… vaya con Dios everyone!