The Art of Story

Hatching Ideas

When I finish one graphic book, new ideas crowd my imagination.  I begin developing parts and pieces of each.  Each seems nearly complete, ready to sketch; then the stories fall apart on the rocks of continuity, details, and believability.  I pick through the stones and manage to salvage one.  The other story bits I jot in my notebook.  It’s a graveyard of dead story ideas.  Once in awhile I revive one, but mostly I take a walk through that graveyard of ideas and have a moment of silence.

Author: penny

Lifelong artist coming from a Montana farm. Graduated Seattle University, married for more than 40 years, 2 sons and a son-in-law. Did architectural drafting, painting and sculpture. Now focused on graphic story art. Currently living in Los Angeles.

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