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Old 02-08-2018, 01:31 AM   #1
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New Author In need of guidance

I've had a story that I wanted to make a comic for long time. The problem is, I'm not sure how to start it. One of the two main protagonists has a pretty routine background, but it is fundamental to the story. Should I spend an issue on something that has been done to death (seat of power being usurped) or begin in media res? I'm leaning toward media res with dialog, but kind of want to avoid lengthy dialog. How would you handle it?

I have about 4 good stories in mind each being a 4-6 issue mini series. I just don't want to botch it up front. Thanks in advance
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:21 AM   #2
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Short answer: Comicbooks (as you know) is a visual tool. Unless the reader is visually invested in your storytelling. Your character building doesn't matter.

Get right to the storytelling.
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I can't say I'm familiar with creative writing, but for my Thesis the professor recommended I just put everything down as the ideas come, then go back and edit after everything you can get down is down. Don't bother with trying to put it all in order from step 1 or by the time you get started you'll not want to do it. This was the best advice I've gotten and it has helped me tremendously.

This does require editing afterwards, checking for repetition, verifying sources, making sure the thoughts are coherent, but it might work the same for comic writing. What is the worst thing that happens? you have most of your story written and wait til the end to make your start? If nothing else works, give this a shot.
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