Any advice on how to handle this? I'm working on the script for a graphic novel (web comic) about mermaids, and I feel like there's some major aspects of their physiology and culture that needed to be spelled out early in the story... but I can't figure out how to work it in without it feeling like a tacked on author's note. There aren't any humans in the story. Things about their culture effect what's happening in the plot, but they have no reason to discuss or think about those things, because not only do they already know about those things, they don't really know about any alternatives. It's just The Way Things Are. I suppose part of my trouble is with the medium. I think it'd be a little easier with the omnipresent narration you have in novels. Maybe.