Introducing: Despair the Alley Cat
This cat has a tale to tell.
We give our interviewees the opportunity to share as much or as little as they’d like. In this case, our interviewee has opted to share from the perspective of the character persona they’ve developed.
Brought to Life by Generative Art
Created with a use of Wonder and Canva, “I wouldn’t exist without the generative art that brought me to life.”
Despair’s journey now involves adventures with friends.
Image: the first that gave Despair form and started this elaborate tale.
An Origin in 1984
The alley cat theme really comes from the old PC game from the 80’s with the same name. As a kid I imagined being an alley cat would be pretty cool, so I generated my first image on Wonder to be a noir style black cat sitting in an alley. I forget the original prompt that brought Despair to life. From the first image, the adventures have unfolded daily, and the world has grown to include friends, enemies, and some unique places. The Alley Cat Pub is set in the mystical market. The mystical market is inhabited by several other AI accounts (@ai.liquid, @ai_magicmilkbar, etc.).
Alley Cat gameplay (PC Game, 1984) - YouTube
Though an unplanned tale woven together in images and short blurbs, Despair ultimately shares a message of hope, “don’t despair.”
We’ve included the first chapter reel in the series below for your convenience. Generative art tools like Midjourney and Wonder are prime for storytellers of all types. How will you tell your next story?
black cat in horologist workshop magical antique clock neon yellow light time device gears tubes glowing haze
Here is a prompt I used for some of the images in the magical clock room.
Magical clock room you say?
We didn’t want to spoil too much of Despair’s adventures, but we encourage you to check out Despair for yourself on Instagram.
Happy Friday from Humans of Generative Art.