How do you write a comic story?
To write a comic story, you'll need to learn how comic books work. This means learning about the different types of comic panels and how they're used together to tell stories. You'll also want to know what makes good comic book dialogue (and bad). Understanding these things will help you write comics that are more interesting!
How do you come up with a comic story?
We all know that good stories are important, but it can be hard to come up with a story that's interesting and engaging. Most people think that good stories just "happen." But the truth is, good stories are carefully crafted using a specific set of principles and techniques. In my article Story Making: What Makes a Good Story and the Importance of Structure, you can learn what makes a good story and how to structure your story so that it is both interesting and engaging. You will also learn how to create believable characters and compelling conflicts.
Start by brainstorming a list of ideas for comic stories
Start by writing down all the ideas that you have for comic stories - no matter how silly or strange! Once you've got some ideas on paper, think about what kind of comic story would best fit those ideas. Do any of them lend themselves well to humor? Are there any good jokes that would work in comic form?
Choose one idea and start developing the plot and characters
After you have some ideas, think of your comic's main characters and their personalities. Think about how they interact with each other, what makes them unique, and what makes them relatable to readers. You can also create a setting for your comic by thinking about where it takes place and when (past or present).
Write out the story in panels, making sure to include dialogue and sound effects
Comic books use comic book panels, which are the small boxes that make up comic pages. The comic book panel is a type of art form in itself. It's not just pictures - it has its own rules and conventions! Some comic creators stick to these conventions, while others break them for effect or because they prefer another style of storytelling.
One way is with text bubbles that tell the reader what a character is saying or thinking. You can also use captions, which give additional information about what's happening in the comic book panel. Finally, you may include sound effects in your comic story by writing words like "BANG!"
Draw the panels using stick figures or basic shapes until you're happy with the layout
Once you've decided on the kind of comic story you'd like to write, start sketching out some comic panels. It doesn't have to be perfect - just put down whatever comes into your mind! If drawing isn't your thing, don't worry about it! You can always hire an artist later on.
Scan or take pictures of your finished comic strip and post it online or submit it to a magazine
Once you've finished writing and drawing your comic story, scan it or take a picture of each comic panel. You can then post the comic online or submit it to a magazine for publication! If you do choose to publish your comic, make sure that you get permission from any artists who helped create the artwork before sending their work out into the world.