I really want to start my own story, series, or comic about my characters. I'm just afraid to start it and dive into it and just end up disappointing myself and others. Any tips for first time trying to do this sort of thing? I love your work by the way. I draw and take inspiration from mythological stories and folktales; I love them.
I’m not sure I can be of much help (I usually don’t know what I’m doing) but…
- Whatever the main subject of your story is, make sure to understand it well. Research, research, research. The better you know smth the easier it is to talk to others about it;
- Establish what your main focus is. What do you want to communicate? What is the message you’re trying to tell? Is it about friendship? About love? Morals? Self-sacrifice? (for me, the message is the most important part in a story);
- Take your time to know your characters. How do they talk, walk, sit? What are their struggles and how are you going to develop them throughout the story;
- Regardless of how the story turns out to be, in the end you’ll have both regrets and good memories about it. Therefore, try to focus on your own personal development. Use the comic as a tool to improve and understand yourself. Test new things, explore, experiment. Enjoy the process of it!
Once again, I’m sorry. I’m aware this doesn’t help much but it is what works for me ^^ Good luck and have fun!!