Hello! I have a few questions about comic-making and your personal process of it? Like, when in your story production did you decide to make it a comic? Did you script it or do you just come up with dialogue on the spot? Sorry, I'm considering doing a webcomic myself, but I want to get someone's opinion who's been doing this for a while. :P Thank you for your time! Blessings~
x_x aaa I’m not sure if I’ve been doing this for a while (I think CAR started… somewhere end of summer?? last year??), but I’m honored you’d ask me!
I decided I was going to make it a comic from the start. I’ve always loved comics as a medium, and comics have been the best way I’ve found to get my stories out the closest way they’re represented in my head.
I script most of it, though depending on how the page comes out I may alter dialogue. Or if I make any last-minute changes, I may throw out the script and do it free-hand (example: Chapter 02 had an entire character written out, last-minute, page before he showed up). The entire generalized story is plotted out, and I know what kind of story I want to tell and what ‘messages’ or whatever I want to have in it. But I couldn’t tell you any specifics like ‘Chapel fights the swedish mafia lead by a man named Paul Genericson in chapter 32.’
If you’re looking for some more tutorials I’ve done I actually wrote up several on how I write, draw, and publish my webcomic! If you have any other questions on webcomic stuff feel free to ask, I’ll try to get back to you (I’ll get back faster if I don’t have to draw examples for it). It’s also important to keep in mind this is just how I operate, so it’s still always better to get a second opinion!
Also kind of related — Cracked wrote an amazing article on general writing advice. In particular #3 is one I relate to a lot. Hope this helps!