I’ve been discussing with a couple of proper writers the idea of making a comic version of a short story of theirs. It’s an excellent story and an exciting prospect, but I don’t have much experience making comics. Storyboards are my usual thing.
So I figure I’ll do a practice comic first, something modest and short and poorly written, yep, by me. Something I can happily make a bunch of major mistakes on without ruining any friendships. Try to get those out of my system now.
Here are a couple of designs; the location at which the action takes place and one of the main characters. I’m also working through the rough layouts and while on the surface drawing storyboards and comics seem quite similar I’m discovering some significant differences. I think I’m drawing way too many almost identical panels. Storyboards will have a drawing for a bunch of moments within a given shot, but I’m starting to suspect a comic might work better if it’s distilled down to the most important moment. Also it’s ballooning out into many more pages and work than I’d anticipated.
Well, maybe a bunch of unnecessary drawings will be my ‘voice’.