I want to investigate on something.
How it works the writing and the editing of the comics. T hey have a full story scheme to part up since the beginning or they keep inventing through all the run? Who decides the story, the writers or the DC company? And do es the writers read the comics bonded to their Own run?
I'm sure there's a YouTube video, but I heard that Dan Didio locked Geoff Johns in a room with him to come up with years worth of stories leading up to Infinite Crisis and after
There’s older resources, like books by Scott McCloud or Alan Moore. Neil Gaiman used to publish scripts in the Sandman trade paperbacks to give new writers a look at what a comic book script looked like.
I just realized what I wrote. There are no videos where Didio holds Johns hostage for story ideas
Writers write. They’ve written tons of stries that were never piblished, so they could just rework them into context of a hero later.
But as always, it probably varies per writer.
This following text is from Denny O'Neil's book DC Comics Guide To Writing Comics. This might give you an idea of how the process works.
Writer: The writer first talks to the editor and they decide the story and produce the script which tells that story. Sometimes quite often, in fact the writer is also the penciller. He or she can be the inker, the letterer, or the colorist, but these cross-disciplines are relatively rare.
Penciller: The first part of the art team. The person who draws the pictures in pencil. Pencillers share with writers the primary storytelling chores. The finished pencils are sent to the writer or editor for placement of the dialogue balloons.
Inker: The artist who adds India ink to the penciled pictures to make them easy to print. The inker does a lot more than go over pencil lines with a pen or brush. Inkers add texture, shading, shadows. If a panel has the illusion of depth, or convinces you that the scene is happening at night, or the figures in it are convincingly three-dimensional, thank the inker.
Letterer: The person who letters the copy and draws the balloons, captions, and outlines the panels in India ink.
Colorist: When penciller, inker, and letterer have done their work, the entire job is photographically reduced to comic book-page size-6 1/2 by 10 1/4 inches and given to the last of the creative personnel, a colorist who uses form of watercolor to bring the story to multi-hued life. In recent years, many colorists do their work on computers, which eliminates the need to reduce the page photographically-the art is simply scanned, then given to the colorist as a digital file. This ultra-modem method is easier and it gives the colorist a much larger number of options.
But the Point is, when T hey start a run or a mini series, do They already have a full scheme of the story or They invent it on the way through? That's what i don't get.
Yes. They do know the end of the story and they work their way up to it. This is the #1 tip that writer Denny O'Neil gives to aspiring writers!
Greg Pak outlines the creative process from his perspective:
What do you think?