Sunday, March 13, 2011
Create Your Own Comic Book Character
I was reading ComicsAlliance the other day and came across a link to an article at io9 called "How to create your own original supehero from scratch." It discusses naming your character, coming up with an origin story, deciding which superpowers he or she should have, and what are their motivations. The best part, some of our favorite comic writers like Kurt Busiek and Gail Simone are the ones giving the advice. After reading the article, I feel like I've done a pretty good job with my own character, Sqweasel, who you can see in the wonderful logo for this site done by my friend Gene Dodge. As far as his powers and origin story, keep reading as bits and pieces of it will trickle out over time.