You have your story, your characters, your outline is looking schmick and you have a good buffer under your belt. Now what do you call all of it? Today I have some tips on how you can come up with the perfect name!
Know your genre
If you’re mentioning “king” or “queen” in the title, people are going to assume that there are fantasy elements involved or if your title is, for example, “Space Force” readers are going to expect it to be sci-fi themed. Keep your genre and audience’s expectations in mind when naming your comic. It can be a great jumping off point.
What common symbols, imagery or themes occur in your comic?
Does your story involve the elements, fire, earth, water, air, or does it invoke the spirit or imagery of animals? Are there soldiers, war, time travel, space or politics? Think about what themes or visual imagery you have explored in your comic. You can incorporate them into your title, thus setting the scene of what’s to come.
It’s in the dialog
Did one of your characters say a banger of a line? Maybe that can be your title! It’s a cool easter egg when the reader sees an iconic character say the name of the story particularly if it has an impact on the story itself.
Ask your audience!
Beta readers are a great way to test your comic, so if you’re struggling to find a title, crowd source it! If you have a list of options you are trying to decide between, put it to a vote with a trusted crew of friends and see what they have to say about it. You might even be able to come up with something completely new!
Do you struggle with naming your comics? How did you come up with the name of your current comic? Let us know in the comment section below! And join us on Sunday evening for our Quackchat at 5:30PM(EST)!
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