Comics Are Great! 39 – The Delilah Dirk Fan Club
This week we’re joined by Paul Storrie and Tony Cliff for a talk on doing your research when making a comic placed in a specific place or time–that is, when Paul and I aren’t too busy gushing over Tony’s Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant.
We start off with some talk on creating a premise for your story. How do you create a situation that propels your characters forward? We then kick into some discussion on research methods for creating a plausible sense of place and time for a comic story. But how deep into the reference materials or special collections should you dive? Is there a middle ground between verisimilitude and accuracy?
We’re joined at the end by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library, who shares this week’s book recommendations.
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting them!):
- Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
- The Muse
- Make the Comics Drink & Draw event on December 8
- The Ann Arbor Comic Artists Forum on December 4
- Comics! An Exhibition of comics art at the Ann Arbor District Library
- Indiana Jones
- Lupin III
- The Borg
- Catch 22
- Standing Desks
- Virginia Woolf
- Aunt Agatha’s Bookstore
- The Three Amigos
- Colon Blow
- Justice League Unlimited
- The Goonies
- Paul Storrie on Comixology
This week’s book recommendations:
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!