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oleolah's avatar
Do you have any advice on how to write for comics? I would like to create my own comics but my writings not that good. My grammar sucks and my English not that good. Should I collaborate with a writer? What if it's my story or script that he/she's writing? Should they be credited as the writer? Thanks in advance.
IanStruckhoff's avatar
That's a big topic. It's taking me years to learn how to write comics.

Mostly, I think you should ask yourself-- If you don't feel that you can do the writing yourself, what do you bring to the table? From what I have learned a "writer" is someone who has the force of will to get a comic finished, because there's a million guys with a story or even a script.

I'm not saying not to do it-- I just think the first part of any plan has to be to work out why you want to do it, what you want to accomplish, and what special thing only you can bring to the table.
oleolah's avatar
I'll just have to stick to my pencil then. Maybe I'll try writing in my own language first, then translate it later. I got my own comics but can't put up some nice dialogue and caption for it. I think your right about the plan, got to find that special thing.

I really appreciate your feedback. Thank you. Best regards.
IanStruckhoff's avatar
The other possibility is a collaboration. Some books have two writers, and some books the penciller is involved in the story. You'd just need to find a partner who wants to work with you, and doesn't mind sharing that part of the creative process.
oleolah's avatar
Thanks, I'll keep this in mind. =D