Monday, January 24, 2005

Good links: A game and a discussion

Now, in his "Josh Reads Them So You Won't Have To" blog, this guy refers to the game by way of Mary Worth. But this could easily be called the "Crap Comic Writer" game. It's fun, try it out!

And at Yet Another Comics Blog, which, by federal law, you must say "is anything but" directly after linking or mentioning it, there's a really interesting discussion about origin stories and how damn stupid it is to fill your first arc with one. Hadn't thought of it this way, but I agree.


Blogger Michael said...

He's got a good point. I can envision some concepts where the first issue would have to include the origin, but if it takes six issues to get to your inciting incident, readers are going to get bored, fast.

It's the big problem with the current six-issue arc vogue in comics; writers are either forgetting or never learning that when story is cut into multiple parts and serialized, each issue has to in and of itself be a satisfying story.

1/24/2005 02:25:00 PM  
Blogger Joe Rice said...

It's like a screenwriting professor of mine said, if by page/minute 15 you haven't changed from "It was a day like any other" to "Until," then no one cares or ever will.

1/24/2005 03:16:00 PM  

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