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Writing for comic books, graphic novels, manga, etc.

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How do you show in a comic that in a scene with three characters only one of them can see one character?

I have this scene where there's a character A that sees character B in the same scene, but character C who is right next to character A doesn't see character B. How do you show that character C doesn'...
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What do you need to do to insure that text bubbles are localization friendly in comics?

What do you need to do to insure that text bubbles are localization friendly in comics? You gave a script and the artist filled the text bubbles she drew, but how do you know if the text bubbles are ...
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Do you need to clearly distinguish dream scenes from reality in comics books?

Do you need to clearly distinguish dream scenes from reality in comics books? Sometimes dream scenes are grayed a little bit to distinguish them, but do you have to do it? When should you distinguish ...
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How do you change from omniscient narration to unreliable narration and vice versa in a comic book without speech balloons?

How do you change from omniscient narration to unreliable narration and vice versa in a comic book without speech balloons? I am guessing you need to put square speech balloons, to switch from ...
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Writing a character with amnesia

I'm working on a webcomic in which the main character has amnesia from head trauma. She was an experiment and when escaping she hit her head. She has one sentence of dialogue to the other main ...
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How do you do branching endings in a comic book?

There are sometimes 2 or more endings in video games. In video games, it's simple because the ending is determined by the character choices, but in a comic book, it's not too obvious so how would you ...
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What are some ways to introduce a character's name in a comics book?

What are some ways to introduce a character's name in a comics book? In my comics, I have this issue where none of the characters' names are known until chapter 40, and it's because in Japanese ...
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