A short video explaining what I have learned so far about utilising the possibilities of graphic fiction to greatest effect. Much of this I have learned through Alan Moore’s book “Writing for Comics” – a key text in understanding how to write scripts for graphic fiction, sequential art, and comics.
It is vital to recognise the strengths of the medium for which you are writing, whatever the craft, and Graphic Fiction is no exception. It cannot be compared directly to other mediums and should be treated as a literary craft in its own right.
More advice given to me by my mentor, Karrie Fransman, for writers looking to transfer their skills to Graphic Fiction from other mediums.
The script should inspire the artists with the strength of the story and ideas, whilst not going as far as telling them HOW to draw the panels. The artists will be much more excited about the project if they can explore their creative vision too. This will result in a better finished piece.