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A Virtual Creative Studio

We develop original comics and creative content with the participation of after-school programs and youth. And we've created this virtual platform so that you can participate in this collaborative process by sharing your own creative ideas and input.

Back of the Yards

The Back of the Yards comic book series, a Made Collaborative production, was born in collaboration with participating urban youth on the West Side of Chicago. With this virtual creative studio platform, we will continue those collaborations with interested parties everywhere, building new comic content on the foundation of those original collaborations in the West Side of Chicago.

Let's Collaborate!

Behind the comic scenes, Made Collaborative is an immersive virtual studio experience. Our Studio Cards facilitate collaboration with you by providing context for topics and concepts used to develop our comic. Just click the back of any card to begin your own creative journey.

Pick a Card … any Card!

And Action!
Create a Character!

Castaneda's Red Book: Part I, pg. 6

Action Card #2: Create A Character!

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Collaboration Summary
With this first collaboration, we will help you develop your own characters which you can use for own creative projects. You can also submit your newly created characters to us if you would like us to help further develop your character ideas, and in some instances, include these new characters as part of Back of the Yards comic series.
Collaboration Background
At the heart of our project’s collaborative is the creation of new fictional characters. This all started in 2013 as part of a supplemental art program in the West Side of Chicago where participating youth would help create the original characters of the Back of the Yards comic series. With this collaboration, we are simply trying to extend this same collaborative opportunity to others virtually.
This & That
Action Card cover illustrated by Andrew Dimmett. Content developed by Jimmy Briseno, Len Kody and … you? Learn more on how by linking to the QR Code above.
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Who is…
Draymond Carter?

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Summary Traits
Draymond Carter is Russell Paterson’s fiery-tempered younger cousin. But the cousins are more like brothers ever since Russell moved in with his Auntie (Draymond’s mother).
Core Personality Traits & Values
Draymond’s extroverted and assertive personality is a stark contrast to Russell’s more gentle and introverted nature.
Primary Archetype
The Sidekick
Motto
“You're going to lose.”
Collaboration Background
Draymon was developed by Jimmy Briseno and Len Kody in 2015 as part of the initial Issue 1 scripting process.
Debut
Issue #1 of the Back of the Yards comic series
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Law Enforcement
And Community Relations 

Source Card #13

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What
This collaborative series is a peek into the issues facing law enforcement and community relations within our urban communities.
When
We will begin Part I of this collaborative series with a snapshot of the early origins of modern day policing, setting the stage for a deeper dive into the present day issues in Part II of this series.
Who
This Source Card overview begins with a look at a man named Robert Peel who may not be a household name to many of us, but as it turns out, in many ways he may well be the founding father of today’s modern day police force as we know it.
Why
To facilitate a collaborative process that promotes just a little more understanding from all sides on a complicated set of issues facing our country’s urban centers. And along the way, with your help and input, incorporate some of these themes and issues into our Back of the Yards comic series.
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This and That

Project Updates & Announcements

Introducing a New Made Collaborative Series

August 18, 2023

A Virtual Creative Studio We develop original comics and creative content with the participation of after-school programs and youth. And...
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Collaborative Series

August 18, 2023

A Virtual Creative Studio We develop original comics and creative content with the participation of after-school programs and youth. And...
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