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    hello, im hoping to be a comic artist :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jay05414, Jun 11, 2010.

    i guess i should've listened to my mum when she used to tell me that to be able to be creative, read! :)
    I'm thinking of various stories that I want to turn into a comic book series when i become a professional, but in the mean time, i thought i should practise,

    I hope to be able turn some of the shorter stories into comics :)
    just to get a practise of how i should make the scenes etc.

    btw, anyone here interested in comics,?
    :)
     
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    Hi,

    I recently joined this site too. I'm guessing your a newbie? I love comics- especially Japanese mangas.. have you heard of them?
     
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    Hello Jay, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Writing for comics is different in several important respects than linear fiction (words only fiction). We aren't equipped for, and therefore don't directly support, writing for comics. Still, there are aspects of story development that apply regardless of the means of expression, so hopefully you'll get some value here.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hi. I'm a newbie to this site as well. I like comics, some Japanese mangas (Fruits Basket is one of them) are really cool too. But I'm a terrible artist, so I don't bother with trying to make comics. :)
     
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    Welcome to the WF.
     
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    Hello there and welcome to WF :)
     
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    Eek! I love graphic novels and manga. I actually have a story I am working on that I would like to be a graphic novel of sorts. And I have a short story you could practice on if you are interested. It is about a young guy that is a photographer, he thinks he's gay until he spots a gypsy girl playing in the thunderstorm he is trying to capture. He ends up taking pictures of her instead and falls in love. :D

    It's not too sappy but could be fun to illustrate! I don't have it posted on here yet, it's posted on another site I used called Young Writers Online, so let me know what you think.
     
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    haha yes i know manga,
    i from korea :)
    i think i have about 60+ manga books :)
     
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    sounds pretty cool,
    i found some interesting stories here,
    should probably start drawing :)
    but schools being a bitch to me :(
     
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    thanks,
    and i realise its different,
    I won't be specifically writing comic scripts or so,
    but i'll just write some short stoires,
    also looking to turn some of the stories here into comics. ( if i get time ) :)
     
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    I hope you realize you can't adapt other people's stories without their express permission.
     
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    oh ofcourse :)
     
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    Do you get out of school soon? I know how life can be, I am having a hard time organizing my activities so I can write. I draw a little bit, too. I tried doing some scetches for one of my books and am having a hard time. I just can't draw people very well. :( Some people have it and some people don't.
     
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    yeh second last year :)

    i guess like with everything else, it takes practise,
    i think i was lucky, since i was really young i loved drawing, so used to draw alot, that probably helped :)
     
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    My daughter is an artist, too. Thanks for the info there, I will keep her at it and maybe one day she can make a career out of it if she wants too. She is seven and can draw incredibly detailed pictures.
     

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