I wrote about comic writing for a Full Sail blog…thought I’d share it here as well, especially since it is about writing!
Writing for comics and graphic novels requires a ninety degree turn in thinking. In Full Sail Creative Writing programs, we emphasize writing visually, which, boiled down to the very basic idea means to write knowing that what you write will be translated to pictures of some sort, so watch the talking heads. Unlike prose writing, which requires readers to imagine the pictures in their head, Visual Writing means the writer’s words will be interpreted by someone not the writer and brought to life. Screenwriters are taught just to tell the story and to let the director determine what it will look like.
Not so for comics and graphic novels. Graphic novelists are to be specific in the images the artist will put in each panel. And because…
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