PANEL 1. TRANSITION… overwritten tome sliced ruthlessly down to sleekly plotted 100-page graphic novel. (SFX: Sssssnik!)
I may regret this, but I have committed to writing a comic book/graphic novel script in 30 days. In the past 48 hours, I have read up on formatting, time shifts, thought bubbles, captions and sound effects. I also bought a couple of graphic novels to support me in this endeavor.
Oof! I didn’t remember that the word ‘graphic’ meant like as in ‘graphic content’!
This whirlwind education is the tiniest portion of what I need to know. I will probably NOT be the genre’s next Phil Hester. But I am diving in, anyway. Why?
Because in one day, I have condensed 2500 words down to 1000 and figured out that I need to cut out the first scene, put in a new exciting scene in the first chapter, and dispense with explaining everything. I’ve revved up my dialog, promoted one plot point and demoted another. Woo-hoo!
I am enthralled. My guts are wrung with joy. This is the best rewriting device EVER.
Prompt: Dust off that novel, and make it a comic book!
Genius! I love your cut-to-the-chase, go-for-gold (or is that "balls"), jumping-in-with-both-feet flying leap at this thing.
AND I can't wait to see what Senya looks like, graphic-ized.
(It's Senya, right?)
I just read this post again, and I get it better with a full night's sleep under my belt. (Evidently, I've wandered my entire week half-witted from sleep dep.)
Anyway, I laughed in all the right places at this read through.
Thanks for the fun and sheer ballsy adventure of this. Keep cutting. And write about the process in word-blood.
JME/oxyhokhz (I'm guessing this is the oxygen-rich supplement I've been missing from my diet. I'm on my way to Whole Foods to buy it. And I bet they'll have it on the shelf.)
I am reviewing some of my old posts, a la your post about tabitha's post response about reading journals (and now I breathe)
This post reminds me that I LOVE graphic novels. I may never figure out how to get them illustrated, but Wow, do they make great storyboards! Maybe Zini needs a graphic novel treatment.