Monday, January 2, 2012

Web Comic Chapter 1 Posted

After nearly a year-and-a-half, I finally posted the first chapter of my third on-line graphic novel, Breakout from Bongolaan.  The story is based on the initial Star Wars role playing adventure, set in my Redshift Chronicles Campaign, which can be viewed under my Studio Spin Offs Tab.

Not only did I post Chapter 1, but I launched a "media blitz" and uploaded a "book trailer" on to YouTube.

This is not a typical graphic novel, but an art form known as fumetti, or photonovel.  In this and upcoming stories, I used figures from Wizards of the Coast, Star Wars Miniatures figures, in place of drawings.  I tried to cram in as much narrative and dialogue into each picture without crowding out the image or slowing down the pace.  But I couldn't include all the material I wrote in Pam Binder's Popular Fiction I class.  So I had to do some extensive editing and in most cases relied on images, rather than words, tell the story.

To start things off, I followed the advice of Bob Mayer and introduced the villain first.


Because he sets events in motion.  Remember in Star Wars: Episode IV, we're introduced to Darth Vader, before we meet Luke Skywalker.

So without further adieu, allow me to introduce to you Bunda Akhtar...


Bill Crum said...

What comic building software do you use?

Ted Henkle said...

I used Comic Life:

A friend of mine introduced me to it and I try to format a lot of my game reports in this manner. I hope this helps.