Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#166) -- Independent Super Hero Prose

The bulk of super hero prose tales seem to coming be from independent publishers. 
Is this a way getting around the "can't afford an artist" hurdle that keeps many 
out of indie published comics, or is there more to it than that?

While it's true that it's certainly easier for a writer to make a novel for publication rather than deal with the intricacies and headaches of putting together a team for a comic book, this isn't really the reason in most cases.

I believe that we have a generation of writers who grew up loving super heroes and they've realized that they have the ability to tell stories about them with an unlimited special effects budget in the pages of prose tales. They also have learned that there are stories that can be told in prose that just wouldn't work in comic book pages.

As I said in one of my tutorial about writing a few years ago, a picture may tell a thousand words, but sometimes a thousand good words can tell more than a picture.