I've always been interested in writing and drawing a graphic novel--did you know that the writing side is basically scriptwriting? You write a form of a script with brief bits of picture and action description along with the words. Mine will be comedic in nature, but not a comic (I think).
The reason for bringing this up is my discovery today of a bestselling graphic memoir that is far, far, far from the Marvel universe. You can read a full chapter from Imagine Wanting Only This here. I sampled it and found it intriguing. You can see the "first page" with the Amazon Look Inside feature here, but the full chapter from later in the book, full size, is in the article.
Here's the description from Amazon:
When Kristen Radtke was in college, the sudden death of a beloved uncle and the sight of an abandoned mining town after his funeral marked the beginning moments of a lifelong fascination with ruins and with people and places left behind. Over time, this fascination deepened until it triggered a journey around the world in search of ruined places. Now, in this genre-smashing graphic memoir, she leads us through deserted cities in the American Midwest, an Icelandic town buried in volcanic ash, islands in the Philippines, New York City, and the delicate passageways of the human heart. Along the way, we learn about her family and a rare genetic heart disease that has been passed down through generations, and revisit tragic events in America’s past.
A narrative that is at once narrative and factual, historical and personal, Radtke’s stunning illustrations and piercing text never shy away from the big questions: Why are we here, and what will we leave behind?
Do you have an interest in writing a graphic novel? Or are you writing one? Let me know in comments.
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My books. You can read sample chapters and learn more about the books here.
Writing Craft Mastering the Craft of Compelling Storytelling
Fantasy (satire) The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles
Mystery (coming of age) The Summer Boy
Science Fiction Hiding Magic
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