I recently finished the first draft of my second comic script. You know, the one that starts out black and white, with the artist girl and the bird. It took from 5/1/11 to 7/23/11 to write, and I will start the second draft no earlier than 9/3/11. It is 5 issues long, each about 20 pages or so. It took up a good chunk of my “Nightmare Before Christmas” notebook. Gosh, I’m gonna need a new one soon!
This comic was a lot of fun to write and easier than the last one, probably since so far, it has a simpler plot. I still don’t have names for anyone yet, though. The main character got MG (main girl) to show when it’s her dialogue. The bird got B. I need to give them names! I will be at least drawing the two main characters sometime soon-ish. I need to design the rest sometime, too.
There are some parts I don’t like so much, such as the beginning and end, but I think I have more going on in the middle than the last comic. It’s like a plump sandwich with yummy innards, but bad bread. Some details must still be sorted out, such as what the main character is able to do with her magic art skills, plus plot holes must be filled in. They’re a danger to all.
I’ve also started the second draft of my first comic. I’m going to figure out what is going to happen in each issue and try to fix any plot holes. I’ll summarize one issue at a time, then, add in some other bits and pieces. I’m going to make some changes to make the story more interesting. Once I have a good summary of the whole thing, I’ll start rewriting it one issue at a time. By the time I’m done, I hope to at least have the whole story there and all the action, and maybe draft three will finish it up.
So far, I’ve figured out a whole bunch of general info. What the characters are doing and why and all that. Then, I summarized a few issues so far. It’s been fun. I look forward to seeing what this story is going to end up like. I think if I do it right, it could be a good story.
MD, Main Duck