How I Art Direct A Graphic Novel: Cooking the Onion

This is the second stage following the Onion Method: An Outlining Method for Graphic Novels. You got the onion...now how are you going to present it? This post will talk you through how I craft the art direction of a graphic novel... weaving the thematic and character motivations established earlier in the outline into its final, ultimate mode of language: the visuals.

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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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This is a really interesting question. I'm trying to think about the earliest examples from the Western world, and I feel like the first "taking over the world with a cunning plan" villain would be the aliens from the original War of the Worlds. But that's aliens, not humans.

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Question: the cliche of a villain wanting world domination- did that exist much pre-WW1? I don't mean like "me and my army shall slowly expand our empire by fighting wars and deposing rulers etc" I mean a general "I personally will take over the world through my cunning plan"

What's going on with global supply chains? (aka "why are we running out of everthing," "why is shipping so slow," "why are things more expensive"). A link roundup thread:

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