Monday, May 08, 2006

Outlets #1

Something I'm trying, spurred on by a thread at The Engine. Essentially, someone--Colleen Doran, I think--said that you can tell a perfectly good story with stick figures, and that more writers should try. Now, because my drawing skills have atrophied to the point of non-existence, I've gone a slightly different route.

Lemme know what you think.


Bill Cunningham said...

So do this mean you're plugged in?

Ken Lowery said...

Well, I laughed.

Ken Lowery said...

Oh, and Colleen's observation doesn't go far enough -- I hear you can tell a perfectly good story even WITHOUT pictures.

Craziness, I know.

Snarkiness aside, a good story can be told with any combination of words and pictures, including just leaving one or the other out. I find minimalism can be challenging and rewarding... writing a solid 6-page comic script can, in many ways, be more difficult than writing a sprawling 6-issue story.

marc bernardin said...

I hear you, Ken. Writing for a shorter format is definitely more challenging than most people think...primarily becuase you've got so many more damned choices to make.

But, hey, glad you laughed.

And, Bill. Plugged in is strip #4.