Five Things I Don't Wanna See

Guest Post: Five things I don’t wanna see in your indie superhero comic

Dan Butcher is the creator, artist and writer of the acclaimed British independent comic Vanguard, which can be read for free at VanguardComic.com. He’s also one of the hosts on the Awesome Comics Podcast. Here, he offers some thoughts on independent superhero comics and some pertinent advice on the genre and major tropes for aspiring creators… First off,Continue reading Guest Post: Five things I don’t wanna see in your indie superhero comic

Neil Gaiman's Handy Writing tips

Fantasy authors offer handy tips on writing for Shared Worlds project

When it comes to writing (or indeed, any form of creativity) some days, you just need a little nudge… a simple reminder that you’re not alone on this path you’ve chosen. Maybe you simply need to know that someone else has been there before–behind a different keyboard, holding a different pen. For Shared Worlds 2013,Continue reading Fantasy authors offer handy tips on writing for Shared Worlds project

Never Stop Writing

Jeph Loeb was interviewd by the supermanhomepage in 2004, and offered this advice to writers when asked if he had any advice for breaking into the comic business, or into writing in general?  ” Keep writing,” he advises. “Every day. Write a page. Of something. Anything. Write what you love, what you know. Stay onContinue reading Never Stop Writing

Quote Me: Word Counts in Comics by Alan Moore

One thing that was drummed into my head (by more than one writer or editor) is that when you’re writing comics, let the pictures tell the story.  You should never overwrite and be ruthless about dialogue — cut it, cut it and cut it to tell the story through the images as well as theContinue reading Quote Me: Word Counts in Comics by Alan Moore

Robert McKee’s Ten Commandments

Robert McKee’s Story Structure Seminar is an intensive three-day course that concentrates on screen writing. Most of the course is very applicable to comics writing. The course is well worth the cost and comes recommended by many people I know who have been on it. Most seminars are in the US but he sometimes teachesContinue reading Robert McKee’s Ten Commandments