The last time I reached out to publishers and projects to get freelance illustration work was in the 90s. That process led me to take up photography professionally and walk away from illustration for 15 years.

Over the past 6 years I’ve learned and refined my process and I think…


The Vast of Night is something we rarely see today. It’s a small, experimental, science fiction film, that’s well-paced, highly-focused on dialog and acting, and simply beautiful to experience.

The Vast of Night is set in the late 50s in New Mexico and follows a phone operator and a radio…


I think there’s a good chance that Disney will slowly, silently, replace the Star Wars sequel trilogy with new content.

Many of the sequel series actors have shown some reticence to coming back for another run.

John Boyega recently talked about how he was treated,

“Like, you guys knew what…


I’ve been on a long quest to get back into creating professional-level art that started about five years ago.

But the real quest began long long before that.

If you’re into doing art then you realize that improvement only comes with time and practice. I’m sure you’ve heard about how…


A BDSM Poem

Your voice betrays you
it’s locked by your lust

Fold your clothes, I say
structure leads to trust

Your voice betrays you
you’re ready to feed

I pinch your nipples
you hunger for seed

Your voice betrays you
awakening bliss

Sincere and gentle
I give you a…


It was amazing.

You shouldn’t see “Enter the Void.” Please disregard everything I say below and just don’t see this movie. I loved it.

Yes. I just told you to NOT see a movie that I loved.

I have a deep appreciation for movies where the director completely throws caution to the wind…


Adding this routine to your creative endeavors can pay off big time!

Athletes, musicians, and dancers warm-up before the big show. Artists can benefit from warming up just like everyone else.

The routine act of spending a short period of time warming up before doing a serious activity can pay off in numerous ways.

Where the spirit does not work with the…


You have a lot of talented competition.

If you want to be a professional comic artist you’re going to have to put in tons of hours. It’s a market with comparatively few opportunities and competition from some amazing professional artists.

Back during the comic boom in the 90s I was creating and producing independent comics. I had…


A film review

What you see in “Mad Max: Fury Road” is the labor of a filmmaker who had 30 years to explore a concept, love it, refine it and finally bring it to life. There is a depth and detail to this film that puts George Miller in a rarefied pantheon of…


This is aimed at adult content creators but there’s advice for anyone who might share adult content on Instagram.

Recently the BBC had an article titled “Why is Instagram deleting the accounts of hundreds of porn stars?

The BBC is shedding light on something that many of you already know about personally. …

Dirk Hooper

Professional Award-Winning Writer, Adult Branding & Marketing Consultant, Award-Winning Photographer, Artist, Audio Talent, Journalist & BDSM mentor.

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