Graphic Novels for Writers, not Artists
September 20, 2011 10:10 AM Subscribe
How do I go about getting some of my stories made into comics?
posted by Kitty Stardust to media & arts (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I write weird/Magical-Realist short stories. I have always wanted to work in the comics/graphic novel format. I have absolutely no ability to draw. Most of the advice I've been able to find on getting into this industry focuses on the artist's side of the equation. Is there a way to submit my work for consideration in a graphic format? As in, convert my work into a script or storyboard for submission to a graphic novel publisher? Alternatively, is it better to have a completed project (with art) to submit to publishers? I've attempted to find artists before that might be interested in collaborating, but I haven't had much luck. I would not feel comfortable asking someone to do that much work on spec and I don't actually make enough money off fiction writing to pay what I think would be fair for such work. I don't want to do this as a vanity project. My ultimate aim would be for a small press to publish my work.
TL;DR: is there a way to get into graphic novels as a writer with no artistic ability?