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MemberFebruary 22, 2021 at 1:55 pm
Appreciate the reply. I was nervous I’d come off as too eager, I guess– notwithstanding, the one manual I have (… or had, maybe, I haven’t checked with intent since I moved) suggests a very screenplay-like formula for creating a script. While I can intuit the basics to a point, I’m also nervous about breaking conventions of prose-length and space?
What works best when writing for you all? “Long form, leave it to the editor?” Short-and-tight?
MemberFebruary 8, 2021 at 3:49 am
<div>Hi, I’m Chris Schwab.
I am an aspiring writer!
The kinds of stories I like include mainly superhero and sci-fi, with a minor in fantasy.
My goal in the next 1-3 years is to break into commercial comic books. (I often say my dream assignment is to be given free reign on the character at a company who’s gone the longest without a published book!)</div><div>
As for the last bit, I could show art I’ve made or stories I’ve submitted but were rejected, but I’m really just here to take suggestions, learn, hone aspects of the craft and pitch in where I can.
MemberFebruary 4, 2021 at 6:53 am
Hello, everyone! I’m Chris, I trained as a sculptor but as middle age encroaches I beat myself up for not pursuing, say, technical writing? My influences are terse and Gothic, I suppose, and as many times as I’ve attempted to drive a story from alpha to omega I fizzle out.
I love the medium, I love the potential it holds, I love how a well-told story… makes me feel… and I yearn to contribute someday to the tapestry. I guess I cut my teeth on Jack Kirby, but in maturity I always return to ‘Kingdom Come,’ and ‘Saga of the Swamp Thing’ and ‘Planetary’–
I want to do the work. I want to put words in Superman’s mouth… someday… (yes I trained as an artist, even while I specialized in printmaking and bronze sculpture I did the required 3+ years of drawing courses, but also to me, for me, photography renders representational art less impactful?)
So, right, “curveball, man trained in classical art wishes to learn scripting from ground up.” I’m excited to wade into a pool of like-minded creatives and see what results!
I can be reached at email@example.com, should the need arise. Cheers!
MemberApril 21, 2021 at 8:28 pm
I’m not short on ideas, that’s for certain! In the limits of eight pages, though, I’d feel the need to start as simply as I could? I liken comics to anyone who asks to “writing in stained glass,” as space is at such a premium, but I’ve never even written a play (which is, to my mind, the closest analogue?)