|Originally posted by Lilith |
I guess one way to do it would be to write the novel first and then maybe produce it as a web comic second to see how it goes, that way you can get a bit of a handle on just how it looks before hurling too much time and money at it.
yeah, that's what i kinda planned on doing. get the novel or script done first (ie story) and then work it out in some sort of easy-to-read, digestable, visually stimulating work. i like drawing too so it'll be an easy and entertaining project.
the basic idea of the main character/plot is.. well.. i don't wanna divulge that yet because i'm still hammering it out.
one thing i'm concerned about is if i have the discipline to both
a) complete the script to the best of my ability (i imagine myself getting a really quality start on it, then getting bored or frustrated and then half-assing it the rest of the way) and
b) draw the same characters, in a multitude of actions/positions, the same way (to ensure recognizability, quality, and detail). again, i imagine myself getting waaayyy too detailed and technical on the first few strips, and then getting bored and frustrated and half-assing it the rest of the way through because i lack the discipline to do my best work at all times, or i run out of steam, or i run out of creative ways to depict the characters.
or it'll just suck, because i've never written a serious fictional book before, save for a phase in elementary school when i used to write fiction books like, every day during class. man, i was a fuckin' dork.