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Into SPECTRA universe at Comic Invasion Berlin 2019

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SPECTRA universe is a communally created story conceived with the specific intention of changing minds with comics.

To this end we translate real world belief systems and issues into our story world using a set methodology -The translation matrix.

Using this method we generate characters, worlds and story arcs in an attempt to talk about difficult subject matter in a safe science-fictionalised space with the intention of reaching people and engaging them as either active or passive participants in the story and in so doing maybe, just maybe saving the world.

Join us at ComicInvasionBerlin 2019 to discover how this unique creative process works and find out how you can become a part of the story.

SPECTRA: Episode 10.2 Bringing It All Together Part 2

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The final podcast episode of season one! Part two of wrapping it up and bringing it all together. Lara Ash Pure Saud and Miguel talk about how to end the story line. And then, how to continue from that.

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.

SPECTRA: Episode 10.1 Bringing It All Together Part 1

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Season 1 finale! And it’s so big that we had to split it in two! We’re wrapping it up and bringing it all together. Lara Ash Pure Saud and Miguel talk about what is still missing and how to fill those gaps. There are some critical choices to be made (no not merchandising). So no nuts and bolts this time. The storyline needs visual continuity. But does it need flashbacks? How do the characters actually meet each other? And of course, finally naming things.

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.

SPECTRA: Episode 9. Diversity Is Interesting

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Lara Ash Pure Saud and Miguel come together again and with their powers combined they form SPECTRA! First up is logistics or nuts and bolts as they like to call it. Second is the mechanics of the worlds. After that it’s all about the characters and finally the quarttet tries to connect the dots of the first story arc. Of course, they can’t restrain themselves and already come up with ideas for future story lines. Also we like each others voices.

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.

SPECTRA: Episode 8. The Whole Gang

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Four people! In one room! Lara Ash Pure Saud and Miguel join forces to put more details to the first installation of SPECTRA. How do the people get from A to B. Which spaces, rooms, locations are needed? How do the characters interact? Things need to be named, like a spaceship. On a long term level, should there be a cosmic wide threat and if so, what could that be? How could it manifest?

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.

SPECTRA: Episode 7. Introducing Lara

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In this episode we welcome our second new creator Lara. She reports her experience with SPECTRA so far and why she decided to join in.  Miguel is on sick leave. Saud still calls Ash Pure James for some reason. After the recap of the story thus far, Lara introduces her character Morgan and the planet Blaberia.

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.

SPECTRA: Episode 6. Storytime

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The SPECTRA trio Saud, Ash Pure and Miguel dive deeper into the story and talk about the “pink suicide sequence”. They discuss the script, a teaser/trailer thingy and themes/moods of this part of the story. What are stakes for the characters and readers?

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.

SPECTRA: Episode 5. Nuts N Bolts

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The nuts and bolts issue. SPECTRA regulars Saud, Ash Pure and Miguel get to the nitty-gritty of what actually needs to be done to get the open-source sci-fi adventure series produced. Creating universes, worlds, characters and stories is thrilling, exciting and fun but what needs to be done to get it all out there? SPECTRA is a multimedia project, a hypertextual thing. There’s is the podcast, but which formats should be used to present it all? Prose, radio play, comics, animation, games? How to we get people in and create with and without us? There’s a lot to do and someone’s gotta do it.

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.

SPECTRA: Episode 4. Did Someone Say Techno Viking?

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This time Miguel creates two new characters for SPECTRA: A Daoist higher intelligence in a robotic shell and a force field wielding shieldmaiden. Did someone say “Techno Viking”!? Bringing in more diversity, representation but at the same time contrasting expectations and stereotypes is a tricky thing.

Together with Ash Pure and Saud the conversation also is about inspirations like Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods”. But, the dangers of the writer’s room and getting lost in chatting about influences too much are there, too. Saud brings in the aspect of getting in secondary characters.

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.

SPECTRA: Episode 3. Introducing Miguel

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This week we welcome our first guest creator Miguel to bring a little class to the proceedings. Jodorowsky’s Dune, nano fabrication, the Philosopher’s stone and Nietzsche’s eternal return. Just another day on the space ship at SPECTRA HQ.

First we talk about the nuts and bolts, afterwards the world and the characters will be developed further. What kind of planet is the host for Hypder-Dubai an Ghettostan? How does the system of explotation work and how did it came to be?

If you’re new to SPECTRA, better start at the beginning.

Take a look at the characters sheets and artworks.

Here’s our story progress so far.

If YOU want to become a part of the SPECTRA universe, send an email to spectrauniversegroup (at) gmail.com.