Okay, just like the last thread, I came up how my character gets the magic paint brush in One Thousand Strokes. Before she discover her paint brush is magic, she paints a cartoon picture based on her comic book pitch for an art contest. Then while she's gone, the hero and villain characters come to life. Except the hero, the villain monsters begin to attack the city. After Mari recogize the attackers, she then discover her paint brush is magical. Now what I'm trying to figure out is how and why she joins her hero creation to battle her rogue crreations. Why should she get into the conflict instead of remaining safe with her friends.