They talk about ‘writing what you know’ and we've talked about it around here, too.
Does that mean the characters you write and draw have to match all the surface details of your identity, sharing your gender, race, and hobbies?
Of course not.
The characters and stories you create might not be anything like you! They may not look like you, live like you, or behave like you. They might not want the things you want, or care about the things you care about.
In fact, they might be the complete opposite of you. They might not even be human!
If you're making comics, your characters are not necessarily making comics.
And you're not limited to what you already know as far as stories, either. You can learn new stuff - and you can obviously make up stuff.
To me, the ‘write what you know’ thing means that stuff you care about should go into your stories.
And when I say “things you care about” I'm using that to mean, stuff you love, stuff you hate, stuff you're passionate about, afraid of, regretful about, stuff you're dreading and missing and stuff you fervently wish could happen.
And that stuff goes in to your stories. Not necessarily in an obvious way. But it goes into the worlds and stories you build. And you'll love what you're making.
And your readers will feel that, and love it too!
Have a good one, youse!
Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 24, 2020
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