So yesterday, I let it slip out that a friend of mine (Claire) began talking about making The Heroic League Project into an actual webcomic. Right on! Very cool!
I know less than nothing about writing comic scripts. Yeah, I’ve written two novels, and even that process was long and tedious. There’s a lot of background stuff that has to be done in writing a novel. Everything has to be described. So a lot of questions began cropping up; do I describe each panel; how do I set up dialogue; is this like writing a script for a stage play or television show which I also know zero about doing? I needed answers, and I need to learn.
Fortunately, I live in the 21st Century, and there’s a thing called the Internet!
One of the first sites in a google search (Creative Comic Art: Tutorial On Writing Comic Script Basics), plus three books I can purchase to help learn the comic writing process. I’m all about learning what other writers have done before, especially if it means I don’t have to nag people (warrenellis, ruckawriter, kellysue, gailsimone, and mattfractionblog, you are wonderful writers whom I follow on tumblr, but I’m pretty sure you don’t want me nagging you about writing comics, ergo, THE INTERNET!) Tip for the kids: the Internett can produce some good search results along with a large amount of crap. You just have to be able to filter out what you don’t need from what you do need.
That one site alone won’t be the be all and end all of my research. I’ll also most likely look into the three books they suggest.
Which, I’ve also put all three of them on my wishlist at Amazon.ca (’cause, I’m Canadian and buy stuff through the .ca, not the .com). Which reminds me, here’s my wishlist! My birthday’s only 9 days away!