a bank in a comic

10 months ago | ewolf20 (Member)

I'm stuck...very...very stuck. so there's this scene I'm doing where in a comic, two bankers are having a conversation. should i do a description, an action, or start off with dialogue first to set the scene.

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  1. Fiona Gregory (Moderator)

    Posted 10 months ago

    As a reader, I'm a fan of starting with dialogue; that helps me get into the story faster.

  2. Alexander.Hollins (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    yeah, in media res is powerful when used well, but so can basic dialogue. Ever watch the beginning of Snatch? A couple of Rabbis, having a religious conversation. then.. WHOOOM. all hell breaks loose.

  3. ewolf20 (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    hey, how can i reveal that it was a comic book all along?

  4. Fiona Gregory (Moderator)

    Posted 10 months ago

    Hmm..not sure if I understand about the comic, but what about something like this?

    "How's business, Ted?" asked the portly man in the three piece suit, sipping a takeaway coffee as he leaned across his colleague's desk. Behind him I could see bank customers lined up in front of a teller's booth through the glass office window.

    "What kind of question is that at a time like this?" shot back the seated man shrilly - at least I suppose it was meant to be shrilly from the way the text in his speech bubble was bolded in a jagged font. "Have you heard what's going on-?!" His face was either distorted with anger or just drawn crudely.

    I frowned and turned the page. What I saw next startled me into almost dropping the comic book.

  5. ewolf20 (Member)

    Posted 10 months ago

    that's good enough. a shame i took a more prose like approach. might change that afterward.

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