Do you wish you had been at Toronto ComiCon this past weekend, to learn about writing graphic novels from Ty Templeton? Well, fear not, because you can copy my notes!
Warning: Notes were taken on an iPhone and have undergone minimal editing.
Comicon graphic novels
Triangle of fiction. Information. Action. Emotion.
Show the normal, change it with action. Resolving it emotionally
Normal character, situation, event
The blankiest blank in the blank. Smartest girl in the family. Only man left in the universe
Plot. Character desires something and makes an effort
Sex, violence, suffering, wickedness, comedy and novelty
Tallest girl in the school wants to be shorter
Creepiest zombie in the graveyard wants a date with a living girl. Loneliest geek at comicon wants to become friends with Stan lee
Unexpected gain or loss- she becomes the basketball star and finds love with a tall boy
Set pieces. Scenes where the location plays a part. North by northwest
The roof, to be alone
Earning karma , rescuing cats and things from the roof
Roadblocks make the story longer and show off how the character solves problems
Money and finding a surgeon who will help her
Figure out what you want the solution to be first, then invent the fix
Tragedy and comedy. Ending in disaster, or life continues on (marriages)
Six kinds of fiction: Plot tale sketch character piece monograph
PS: I’ve got my G road test tomorrow morning, so wish me luck!