Understanding Comics Don't Write Comics is a multi-part essay about writing comics, understanding what your options are, finding the right artist, and everything you need to do to get a strong comic book pitch package together. While it's true that some screenplays get reverse engineered into comics, and then after being successful comics are turned into successful films 30 Days of Night springs to mindthere's nothing "quick and easy" about making comics.
In order to make good comics, I truly believe you have to already love comics. First and foremost, I would suggest identifying what kind of book best fits your idea. Anthologies are collections of short comic stories. A mini-series is also exactly what it sounds like.
There are some 3-issue minis out there as well as the rare 7 or 8-issue series. An ongoing comic is a comic that has no intended end.
While it will likely end at some point, it is not designed that way.
It is open-ended and continuing. Like a one-shot, this is usually not the kind of book you want to pitch unless you are established already or have been asked to pitch in which case, why are you reading this? An ongoing, depending on the ownership of the concept and characters, can continue on, even once the creative team leaves.
For example Batman is an ongoing title. Trade Paperbacks are collections of single issues that come in two forms. The first collects an arc from an ongoing run, and packages it as one volume.
The second collects a completed mini-series into one volume. Most publishers these days like to release a mini-series in single issues and then, once the entire series has released, they will bundle it together into a trade and release it for a price that is slightly less than buying the issues individually.
Many publishers have adopted this method of late as it not only allows them to sell the book twice — once as a monthly, and once as a trade - but it also makes it easier to get those trades onto bookstore and library shelves.
To add a bit of confusion, technically a Trade Paperback can also be a Hardcover, but is usually still called a Trade see the Batwoman hardcover edition below. Sometimes collected trades include an intro or foreward.
They can also include additional material like covers, sketches, and notes from creators. Comics is not a bad word, though in comparison to the much more hip "graphic novel" it seems to have become one.
There are a million ways to do webcomics these days. From posting randomly on a blog or tumblr, to posting with a weekly or daily schedule, from releasing a page at a time that appears like a regular comics page and contributes to a larger story, to releasing only fully realized strips.
Most people writing a comic for the first time should aim for the mini-series category, which, if you do it correctly, can also overlap with Graphic Novels, giving you a little more flexibility about where you can pitch and how you can organize things.
CAN you tell your story in pages? After identifying how you should package your story, you should certainly identify what your genre is. The medium is comics.
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