I’m currently writing a graphic novel that’s been bouncing around in my head for several years now. I’ve been working on it off and on, putting ideas down on index cards and just generally brainstorming. But as of yesterday, I’ve started seriously sitting and writing it out.
Hopefully it’ll be a cohesive story by the end of it. It’s the most ambitious project I’ve ever tackled, so I’m nervous about it. I absolutely have to work off a finished script before drawing any of it, since it’s a complicated narrative, but I also know that if I don’t stop trying to get it perfect in my head, it’ll never get started.
Best to just write and see where it goes.
I do have an endgame in mind. The concept and overall themes and structure have been in place from the get-go, but the in-between details and characters’ specifics and relationships to each other need to be fleshed out.
Perhaps in between writing, I should mock up the characters, and try to get used to drawing them consistently. I have a feeling it’ll take me a while to get each one’s look just right, and they’ll probably evolve further by the time I’m drawing the book.
At any rate, plot details will be kept hidden for now, at least until it’s mostly written. Wouldn’t want to give away too much too early. The basics are this: it does not involve superheroes, and it may or may not be in color.
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