I wanted to take a moment to talk to you about comics. Not just about our Kickstarter (hopefully you’ve seen it 😆), but about the life of an indie comic book creator. I wanted to highlight the work that goes into creating a comic, in hopes that it will help whoever reads this message. I can only speak on my process so I’m aware this could be different than some of my peers but here goes. The first step is asking yourself why do you want to create a comic, do you have a story you have to tell? Perhaps an issue you want to shed some light on (by the way “Alt hero”, is not what I mean- that’s terrible and if you’re into that project I hope our books will sway you into not being so cold hearted). The second step is figuring out what genre you want to write, for Sol Survivor we choose sci-fi. After that we created the world- world building should be fun and imaginative, you should set rules that your world has to live by. After the world building it helps to create your characters. Keep track of their fears, accomplishments, attributes and history to refer back to and round them out before you even begin writing. Next comes the summary- what is your story trying to tell, map it out. After the summary comes the script, now your characters are living your summary, what are they saying, what are they doing. After you do your script I find it best if you’re a writer to sit down with your artist and collaborate on the panel script together, not only will you learn a lot but it helps with any questions and avoids any future problems (lessons have been learned). Once you have your panel script and your story is broken down the way you want it to be, time for page layouts. Work with your artist on the page layouts, remember the artist is your friend and you obviously choose them for a reason to bring your story to life so trust their vision and work with them- collaborating should be fun. Once the layouts are done here come the pencils, after revisions, inking and after inking color. Don’t be cheap on lettering. Bad lettering is the worst. Hopefully this helps, feel free to DM us with questions and if you haven’t checked out our #Kickstarter the link is in our bio!