Comics Are Great! 22 – World, Character, Theme
It’s an episode packed with great discussion on breaking down a story into comics form with guests Jake Parker and Dave Roman! We each share our own approach to writing visually: Starting with a world, characters, or a theme, and what our respective processes are to getting to the final story.
This one might be best enjoyed via watching the video, as Jake dives into a really neat visual presentation on his writing method.
Special appearance at the end by Eli Neiburger of AADL, who shares some great book recommendations with us.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- The Astonishing Secret of Awesome Man
- Missile Mouse #1
- Missile Mouse, No. 2: Rescue on Tankium3
- Flight Explorer Volume 1
- Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity
- Nursery Rhyme Comics: 50 Timeless Rhymes from 50 Celebrated Cartoonists
- Jake’s great essay on The Known World of Visual Storytelling
- G.I. Joe Filecards
- Lost, Season 1
- Zuko’s Mom
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- BIC 4-Color Ball Point Pen
- Blue Man Group
- Dave will be at SPX this September 11-12!
Book Recommendations this episode:
- Rasl Volume 1: The Drift
- Tales Designed to Thrizzle (Vol. 1)
- The Animator’s Survival Kit
- School of World
Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):
Tune in next Wednesday live at 12:30 pm Eastern Time on Comicsaregreat.tv!