Saturday, September 18, 2010

Of self-publishers and assassins

Self publishing a graphic novel:
These steps aren't particularly thorough - but if you do them, you will technically have published a graphic novel. Step one, write/draw it. Step two, scan it. Step three, edit the pics into a comic format. Step four (my favourite step): Obtain funding. Grants, such as the Xeric Grant, are available for graphic novelists planning to self-publish. Step five, send the scanned images to a printer to print.

This is probably the least helpful step-by-step list of how to self-publish I've ever heard in my life - BUT maybe it's this simple? It sure sounds simple (they make no mention of time, effort or cost - but Hey, nobody asked about that, I guess).

Understanding BoothOne of the things we talk about with writing a story is developing a deep character that people empathize with. In this case, someone has gone through the history books to focus on the life and actions of Lincoln assassin, John Wilkes Booth. It must have been a lot of work to try and create a civil war era character with such an infamous destiny into a protagonist in a novel - but it also must have been a very rewarding journey. Read the interview with the author here.

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Hey there, I am glad you have taken the time to leave a comment. Thanks - I am looking forward to reading it.