First things first... I can’t attempt to make a graphic novel, no matter how short, without understanding what great looks like. Enrolled in the city library to explore its graphic novel selection.
Some ideas I captured from Hilda...
Use of colours to convey level on intensity/anger
Action sequences from multiple perspectives
DC Comics are very advanced. The drawings are absolutely gorgeous!!
What attracted me most was the storytelling techniques by Scott Snyder. Sometimes, the narrative is driving a tangential point the drawings, while matching the sequence perfectly. These tangential sequences are used to add depth to the story; to reveal something about the world without taking you away from the immediate action. It is very clever!
Volume 1 of Batman: The Court of Owls featured a script, a format I can use for my own story!
Lastly, I bought a fiction writing course on Audible. I’ll share some insights from it in a future post.