Unlearn the Hero's Journey, Cartoon Edition

By | Tuesday, February 06, 2024 Leave a Comment
Back in 2020, I posted a note that basically said that writers can overrely on the basic story structure that Joseph Campbell laid out in The Hero with a Thousand Faces. More recently, I came across this Tom Gauld cartoon that puts the same idea in a much more succinct form.
Campbell's work is certainly useful and well-worth studying; it just becomes less fun when it gets treated as a simple formula.
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