LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 28, 2022 - Fanciful tales of adventure and friendship await at every corner of Tropland Universe, the latest evolution of renowned author Josh Gottsegen’s book series. Widely known for his successful children’s books, “The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot” and the “Joosh’s Juice Bar” series, the acclaimed writer is setting his sights on film and TV production based upon his books. Utilizing innovative AI art tools such as DALL-E and Midjourney, Josh Gottsegen reimagined a cast of vibrant characters and settings to his ever-growing Tropland Universe.
Josh Gottsegen is no stranger to success. He has built a reputation in the industry by accumulating over two decades of experience in the creative realm. Over the course of his storied career, he has led teams to pursue creative efforts that break new ground and push boundaries. OneLight Studios takes an idea and successfully materializes it towards completion across multiple marketing mediums such as video, photography, social media, website development, live interviews, and print media.
Gottsegen's company, OneLight Studios, is a creative studio that has worked with clients worldwide. From the Vatican Museums to IndyCar and Ferrari racing teams, OneLight develops an understanding of client sensibilities and mission to produce engaging content.
OneLight also houses the many unique and memorable characters straight out of the Tropland Forest, the famed setting of Josh Gottsegen’s collection of stories. The company also focuses on bringing more depth to these characters throughout the emerging “Tropland Universe.”
Through his highly developed skill set, Josh Gottsegen has elevated his books into a universe of stories with unbridled imagination. From character concepts and Tropland Forest backdrops he fondly shares on his Instagram account to quotes plucked out from his most imaginative tales, Josh Gottsegen has become a force to be reckoned with in the creative industry.
With his foray into the world of AI art, Josh Gottsegen has managed to collaborate with a community of other like-minded creatives. Steeped in talent and boundless artistry, these tools have helped Josh build upon his layered stories allowing him to expand his concepts into a universe of limitless imagination.
“AI has transformed our ability to create, charting a course for the future. This is a groundbreaking moment where these tools are available for everyone to use and experiment with,” shared Josh Gottsegen. “Writing is one outlet to tell stories and express yourself as an artist, and understanding emerging technology has been helpful for me over the years. Now, adding AI to my creative process to craft images that I would otherwise commission over the years has allowed me to immediately expand, enhance and explore a more in-depth vision of Tropland Forest and a myriad of stories and character concepts,” he added.
The marriage of creativity and technology has become a massive movement for bringing Josh Gottsegen’s vision to life. With a myriad of innovative tools at his disposal, he is finally able to create visually striking images that come from the depths of his heart and soul.
“I use AI to expound and bring life to words on a page with illustrative character concepts and majestic and almost magical settings. I hope to further expand upon AI processes to assist in the development of my future animation television series and film storylines,” shared the visionary storyteller.
The continued evolution of machine learning and AI art has a historically significant impact on art and culture. Harkening back to the days when photography led to several technological advances in cinema, one of Gottsegen’s goals is to see AI art lead to more creative exploration and discovery around the world. As Josh Gottsegen’s titular character, Rockford T. Honeypot, once said, "Here's to who we've become and who we've yet to become. Cheers to both ears!"