Saturday, July 26, 2008


Ok, so I wanted to pick your brains a little. When you are writing zines or stories, how do you all go about it? I am not looking for "the one way" just curious as to how people work. How much rewriting? Do any of you do any non fiction or autobiography? details. thanks


SEAN said...

I combine biography with philosophy & non-fiction. Usually there is a central rambling piece like a rant, which covers the gist of the zine. Then there are some smaller research/history pieces, some reviews, art, maybe some poetry. etc.

Aeron said...

The occasional short stories that I write happen really fast and just fall out of my head. It's weird because I don't plan them out, think them up, they just begin playing like some insane short film in my head and I just have to get a pen or keyboard near me and write it down as quick as possible before I forget it.

The comic stuff I'm working on is much more process oriented and methodical. The story is written in tiny chunks that I have to fit together over time like jigsaw pieces to hopefully become a cohesive whole.

Anonymous said...

I really think all it comes down to is writing about what you know very well and are passionate enough about that it pretty much has to come out. I haven't written anything serious for a while now, but when I was writing more I'd pretty much vomit-up a huge pile of stuff and then sift through it after I've calmed down a little bit, cutting and pasting, refining, etc.

Unknown said...

If I'm writing a story I start by story-boarding it. Then under the images I write small notes to myself. But that's for short stories- I've never made a comic yet.

Paleo said...

the more i work over the storyboard, the better the final comic ends being.

That said i'm drawing a series of comics with this character Tcha Chuk, and they're largely improvised, but because they're drawn in cheap paper i've been editing 'em with scissors, cutting a sequence here, adding another page there, lots of fun.

My only genuine autobio comic its called "La Luz" and appeared in the
Comics Journal special edition 4, and i don't plan to ever be honest again in comics form.