Onion Method for Outlining Graphic Novels

How I Outline a Graphic Novel: The Onion Method

Writing a graphic novel is hard. There are a lot of things to juggle; afterall, you're making the equivalent of both a film AND a novel! Fortunately, now there are a lot of resources, suited for different genres and needs. Back then, in the olde Wild West days, when I was a newbie, I didn't have any tips that explained how to make the kind of graphic novels I wanted to make. So I made my own, deliciously called the Onion Method. (more…)
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How I Do Research For a Graphic Novel (tips and advice)

How does a comics creator do their research for a graphic novel? Well, nobody quite knows tbh – unlike thumbnails or scriptwriting, the research process (collecting and turning information into a story) is rarely talked about in comics. Unless you hang around academic circles, or work in a genre like science or historical, you wouldn't think about research as a concern. While not necessary, learning how to do research well is a powerful and important skill to have. I believe that when creators obtain better research skills, their storytelling benefits. It's not just about knowing where to find sources... it's about critical thinking, increased awareness of self and society (and how both impact the stories we value), transparency, and thoughtfulness of intent. (more…)
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Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.

She creates the webcomics The World in Deeper Inspection, and The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya; the latter of which is the first Malaysian graphic novel to be Eisner-nominated.

Currently writing and drawing a whole bunch of stuff. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.

Melbourne / Kuala Lumpur

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NONE FOR 2020

I finally got a copy of @reimenayee's Seance Tea Party and eventually I'll be able to actually read it.

Listen one of the reasons I advocate for lengthy schedules for artists is because publishers don't build in paid time-off for their freelancers and authors and stacked back-to-back projects can lead to injuries like the ones currently in my neck and shoulder

Comics is all fun and games until you have to study head angles and abstract them into your style -- then it's like, wth why is drawing so technical and difficult

so i was interviewed, and @buttermilkart got featured on @VulcanPost today πŸ₯² what a day. thanks to everyone who has supported and encouraged me so far - you the best πŸ₯ΊπŸ’– stay tuned for more!
https://vulcanpost.com/729895/buttermilk-art-find-malaysian-artist-directory/

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