I have ideas for a superhero comic. I have outlined some general character descriptions, plot lines, etc. What is my next step? I do not know how to get ideas into a written comic format.
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, Glad to see you pursuing your writing talent to the point you have a completed script, and you're now to the point of hunting for an artist. The CCAS web site has a forum which answers some of your questions, at https://christiancomicarts.com/forum/COLLABORATION%21. Its not a tutorial for collaboration( and this site could use one, hint hint ) but essentially the process starts with the creator assessing their own time-talent-money-contacts.
This has become a bit of an amateur site, with a lot of highly motivated writers and artists who are just starting out. You could put out a detailed request for collaboration on this site, along with the CCAS Facebook site and maybe a Christian site on Deviant Arts , and see if artist respond. Your proposal should have an overview of your story, target audience and format(comic book, graphic novel, webcomic...) and what you can offer to entice an artist to work with you.
God bless your efforts in his name.
Thanks for the advice!
That's it. You need to create a background for the good guy to make him three dimensional. A pretty girlfriend is usually added but not necessary. Whatever powers or gadgets he has need to be different than what's already out there. The same for the bad guy, who usually has a henchman or two. Good luck.
Thanks for the advice Mr. Allen.
I would suggest you write down the main scenes of the story. It can be in paragraph form and should just be overviews of the action. For instance:
After that, decide how many pages you would like to spend on each scene. You can choose several pages for each scene or just a single page. For instance, the first scene with the bears could be one page, or you could stretch it out to multiple pages.
After that, show your descriptions to other people and see what they think of the story. How well does it flow from scene to scene? Does it have a good ending? Is it interesting?
After that, it would be best if you find an artist. You should have your artist included early in the project. That way they can lend their creative ideas to how the pages should look. You should include your ideas about the page layout, of course, but don’t write a complete script with every scene, page, panel, pose, and balloon already decided. That won’t allow your artist to make any decisions and they won’t be as invested in the project.
Sounds like some good ideas!