October is National Graphic Novel Writing Month!
Every November, thousands of intrepid souls, all around the world,
embark on a great novel-writing adventure. National Novel Writing Month,
or NaNoWriMo, as it’s affectionately called by participants, was begun
by Chris Baty in 1999, with the goal of getting writers to tackle a big project.
But that’s next month. For October, ComicMix is declaring it to be National Graphic Novel Writing Month! Or, yes, NaGraNoWriMo. Or #NaGraNoWriMo on Twitter.
The goal is simple: By October 31st, you write a script for at least a 48 page long graphic novel.
You brush your teeth every day? Feed the dog every day? Complain about Brightest
Day? Good. Now add “write part of my graphic novel script” to that
list. No excuses. If you’ve said “I should do it, but–” this is your time.
For our part, we’re going to have posts every day about what goes into a graphic novel script from a wide variety of comics pros, talking about how to do it and– most importantly– how to keep going.
We should also note for the TRULY hardcore that tomorrow’s the annual 24 Hour Comic Book Day.
Comic creators all around the world participate to create an entire 24
page comic book in just 24 hours… written and drawn! We implore you to
think about that. Think writing a 48 page graphic novel in a month is
too hard? Well, just realize there are some awesome people out there who
can knock out half of that in just one day! And hey, if you participate
at 24 Hour Comic Book Day, you could use that for the first half of your NaGraNoWriMo
project. If you don’t want to crank out a comic in 24 hours, you don’t have to, of course,
although it can be considered training for working for certain
So who’s in? Sound off in the comments!