Meet the Hazardous Players: writers, artists, and the creators of Knighttime, an online fantasy adventure series that might best be described as podcast meets illustrated guidebook, or medieval tales with every medium under the sun.
In short, their work shows that old-fashioned storytelling is alive and well. So without further ado, we’re delighted to present our interview with the Hazardous Players, edited lightly for length (all images courtesy of Knighttime):
Knighttime tells stories through a unique blend of audio, drawings and text. Is there anything else like it, and if not, how did you get the idea to blend these mediums?
We would like to start off by thanking Jen and Lisa for this interview, we really appreciate it.
Knighttime is an experiment and though we would eventually love to publish Knighttime through more traditional means, the website allows us to play with ideas and media. As we all discovered our mutual interest in fantasy and our abilities to make ridiculous voices we, the Hazardous Players, thought perhaps different mediums would allow us to play with many narrative ideas, using different creative techniques to express some aspect of the story and craft the humor. Maybe an idea works better as an episodic audio story as opposed a written story, or perhaps some combination of the two, oh look that’s interesting—but wait maybe throw in some video or art, oh yea why not, here are some photos I took, try those (sort of our thought process in action there.) The internet seems a perfect playground to try new ideas. We readily admit that not everything we do is successful, but that is part of the enjoyment of experimenting, occasionally you get Frankenstein’s Monster and sometimes you end up with Flubber.
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