I am a screenwriter who is exploring the graphic novel realm, with very little prior exposure to graphic novels. Follow my adventure, as I learn about the art form and adapt one of my screenplays into a graphic novel.
Why am I doing this, you may wonder? I finally have a manager, which is a very exciting, big step. But I need an agent, too, and my manager has worked with several. She followed her usual procedure; she called a few of them to tell them about me, and expected one of them to pick me up as a client, too. It always worked before. But this time, all of them said the same thing: in the screenwriting market of today, it’s not enough to be a solid screenwriter to break into the business, a writer has to have something else going on – a book deal, a graphic novel, a popular blog…
I have never been a big reader of graphic novels, but I do have a screenplay with a strong visual story that will make a great graphic novel. And of course, as soon as I started reading more graphic novels in the last 2 weeks since this came up, I have been thinking of all my other screenplays and stories that would also make great graphic novels or series.
So far I’ve gone to WonderCon 2011 in San Fransisco to gain information and materials to study. I’ve ordered some books and started reading graphic novels and books about them. I’ve talked with an artist friend who’s really interested in doing the art, and we’ve done some research and figured out what we’re each doing this month.
As to the “popular blog…” I’ve started this so you can follow along with me in my adventure, and you can help me, too, because I’m going to need to show those potential agents that people are interested in what I write.
I would be ever so grateful if you’d help me with my dream, and subscribe to this site – by checking the box that says “Notify me of site updates, “ or “Subscribe to this site by email,” or “I want to subscribe!”
Thank you. A world of Thank Yous.