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10.25.2011

The Making of Spirit Gum by Alicia R. Norman

When I was first challenged by an art instructor to combine  my two passions, namely, graphic art and writing, in the form of a comic book a spark  was ignited and my  love for the medium began.  Soon, I was drawn to graphic novels like Neil Gaimen’s SAND MAN and THE HERNANDEZ BROS.,  LOVE AND ROCKETS.  Unlike typical fantasy fare, these works inspired me by delving into complex human relationships and the dark impulses that man is in constant battle with.

I began to pen my own web based graphic novel series in 1996,  one, a dark romance entitled  La Petite Mort and  the other,  Spirit Gum an epic fantasy adventure. Working as a freelance writer at this time,  I eventually acquired a literary agent  for my screenplay properties who asked if I would consider animating one of my tales.  The idea actually appealed to me but I pondered if  my right brain would be able to wrap around  the complicated technical aspects of such an undertaking..

After trying several different types of software  out (with a lot of sobbing, screaming and cussing along the way) I discovered DAZ Studio and it has been a love/hate relationship ever since.

Able to flesh out my ideas  in a whole new a way,  I embraced the process and  still continue to learn and grow as an artist in this brave new realm.

Spirit Gum (with the LUV added to reflect our emerging  multimedia company)  began evolving from a simple, sexy story about bi-sexual  Wiccans to a  tale about  a young wizard who has to  learn to control his high potent powers or be consumed by his mixed gift.  To complicate matters, he falls in love with a sophisticated and lovely woman named Isabella, who  just so happens to be part of an ancient order that is trained to wipe out sorcerers like him.

To date, Spirit Gum has cultivated hundreds of loyal fans, many of  whom came to us by word of mouth alone.  This fact has emboldened LUV Multimedia  to create our very first Spirit Gum feature called EMPIRE OF SPHERES.  The film will cull many highlights from season one of the web series alongside a few new surprises.

To get a feel for our tale please watch episodes of Spirit Gum Luv please visit us today at http://www.spiritgumluv.tv

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