(Sorry if you've answered this before, I can't find it anywhere) how do you plan out what happens the comic? Like do you just write down "Oscar does this, Cliff says this?" Do you do a general overview of the series and each chapter, or what? (I want to make a webcomic but have no idea how to plan out something like this)
It’s been awhile since I talked about my process! I make scripts using celtx. That program has a format for comic books and it’s super easy to use.
Structurally, the scripts for the chapters go by page, then panel, and then the events in the panel. My ideal panels per page number is 7, and most of my pages have 6 - 9 written panels. (Figuring this out for yourself will be huge in terms of learning how to write for yourself)
But for the whole writing process, I generally start with research. For WL, I did a lot of reading on local history and mythology and also casually interviewed friends about what monsters they’d like to see, and that sort of gave me a backdrop for the setting. Then I worked on the timeline/outline for the plot, and once I had the events planned out, I started writing the chapters themselves.
So, for me, I like to work from general down to more specific. That may not be what works for you, though! I know lots of people who like to just dive in and plow through a first draft and then go back through it and clean it up. And lots of people just figure it out as they go, with only a rough outline in mind, and that’s totally fine too! Especially if it is your first project. You won’t know what works for you until you just start trying things.