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December 3, 2012 10:38 AM   Subscribe

Interested in writing comics? Here are dozens of links on how to do it.
posted by Artw (23 comments total) 85 users marked this as a favorite

 
Why yes, this is very helpful. (Seriously, just this weekend I decided to turn a story into a comic script.)
posted by gauche at 10:45 AM on December 3, 2012


Panel 1: Thanks for the links, ArtW! I've always wanted to explore the sequentially graphic art thing!

Panel 2: Oh man, comics is hard work!

Panel 3: . . .

Panel 4: [goes back to reading metafilter]
posted by not_on_display at 10:47 AM on December 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


Well hot damn!
posted by griphus at 10:48 AM on December 3, 2012


This industry is afraid of me. I have seen its true face.
posted by Egg Shen at 10:50 AM on December 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


Funny, I don't see "shirk your duties and lie facedown on the couch all day."
posted by The Whelk at 10:52 AM on December 3, 2012 [12 favorites]


This is pretty dang amazing. I only wish I'd known of it earlier.
Months ago, at a con, I was on a panel with Peter David. We were all talking about branching out beyond the genres and formats that we were known for.
I mentioned that I wanted to investigate turning my mystery series into a graphic novel. He said "I wrote a book about that."
posted by THAT William Mize at 10:55 AM on December 3, 2012


This is fan-fucking-tastic and could not have come at a better time for me. Thanks!
posted by hellojed at 10:55 AM on December 3, 2012


Thanks Artw!
posted by Mister_A at 10:57 AM on December 3, 2012


So this is what the 'Sometimes When We Touch' guy's been up to!

Also, amusing that they have TJ Krul's writing tips.

Also, horrifying that it's been almost been a decade since Fraction & Casey's Basement Tapes things. I FEEL SO VERY OLD

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 11:00 AM on December 3, 2012


I figured out in conversation that the first in my very meager list of publications was EIGHT YEARS AGO. I still think of that as a recent and modern development. I am old.
posted by Artw at 11:03 AM on December 3, 2012


Hey, right on.

I'll say this about comics: since that's become my primary artform, I kind of enjoy looking back on writing prose as something languid and easy, where they payoffs are quick.
posted by COBRA! at 11:05 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


in prose you can just say something happened and it DID happen, no need to laboriously set up scenes visually!
posted by The Whelk at 11:10 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


And if next April comes, and you still haven't gotten anywhere on your comic book script, try Script Frenzy!
posted by hannahelastic at 11:35 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Interested in writing comics?

Do I address it "Dear Mr. Top"? "Dear Carrot Top" sounds so informal.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:43 AM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


This is perfect. I've been meaning to send The Whelk an email on behalf of a friend of mine asking about how to write a comics proposal but now I can continue being lazy instead!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 11:58 AM on December 3, 2012


So Can I! This post is so helpful!
posted by The Whelk at 11:59 AM on December 3, 2012


Yow, what a list. Though I'm troubled that no one's written anything titled "Success, The Photoshopping-Star-Trek-Screenshots Way".
posted by cortex at 12:04 PM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


So Can I! This post is so helpful!

Hi five!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:06 PM on December 3, 2012


Funny, I don't see "shirk your duties and lie facedown on the couch all day." write 37,000 unrelated words
posted by shakespeherian at 12:17 PM on December 3, 2012


I'm having a hard time finding anything to help me with my maritime comic.
posted by orme at 12:39 PM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


I see nothing about "POOL WOMEN CARTOON", so the list is clearly incomplete.
posted by idiopath at 12:48 PM on December 3, 2012


I always thought I couldn't write worth shit.
Now, thanks to hard work, encouragement and diligence, I see my writing is worth shit.

So, uh, thanks.

Never thought I'd be able to relate to the Cigarette-Smoking Man in the X-Files, but there ya go.
posted by Smedleyman at 1:17 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


man I gotta get off my ass and send some of my stuff around the various publishers again. But first I gotta finish sending out this pile of Kickstarted books. "Self-pubish while you wait for a Real Publisher to take notice" shows up in more than a few of the links on that page about pitches and getting published!
posted by egypturnash at 5:09 PM on December 3, 2012


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