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Title: Online Graphic Novels
Post by: jacob-ledesma on October 31, 2019, 10:35 PM
Hello all I have two graphic novels currently established online and am working towards more. Please enjoy my works

"The Walrus and The Carpenter"
http://chaosclassics.thecomicseries.com/ (http://chaosclassics.thecomicseries.com/) 

"Things that Lurk in the Dark"
http://lurkinthedark.the-comic.org/comics/first (http://lurkinthedark.the-comic.org/comics/first)
Title: Re: Online Graphic Novels
Post by: dinalapomy101 on November 05, 2019, 05:08 AM
I love the vivid colors in the illustrations!

I would tend to think this is more of a picture book though than a graphic novel based on the format? Not that it really matters, but just for future submissions you may make to publishers.
Title: Re: Online Graphic Novels
Post by: jacob-ledesma on November 06, 2019, 10:57 AM
I love the vivid colors in the illustrations!

I would tend to think this is more of a picture book though than a graphic novel based on the format? Not that it really matters, but just for future submissions you may make to publishers.

How so if you dont mind me asking. not doubting you just inexperienced so trying to understand the details of differences
Title: Re: Online Graphic Novels
Post by: dinalapomy101 on November 09, 2019, 05:22 PM
Hi Jacob — Graphic novels tend to have blocks like comic strips and/or word bubbles.  Picture books are more like an image that takes up a while page w text over it or on the opposite page. Does that make sense?
Title: Re: Online Graphic Novels
Post by: jacob-ledesma on November 12, 2019, 12:16 PM
yes that does thank you
Title: Re: Online Graphic Novels
Post by: Arp Laszlo on December 05, 2019, 07:54 AM
Deena’s correct. While the graphic novel format does have variations where it doesn’t have speech bubbles or panels for the art (check out Emily Carroll’s work for examples), yours are firmly in the picture book style. Which is fine except if you submit them for queries as ‘graphic novels’ they will not fit what the agent is expecting.
Title: Re: Online Graphic Novels
Post by: jacob-ledesma on December 05, 2019, 09:08 AM
So major question for me as a comic artist; what is the separation break between a comic arc and a graphic novel. I have a couple of arcs in a my experiential comic, but im still kinda confused as to what is the technical difference in length.
Title: Re: Online Graphic Novels
Post by: Arp Laszlo on December 06, 2019, 07:28 AM
A graphic novel is just a long story in comic form. A typical monthly comic is some 22 pages and story arcs are typically 5-6 issues but can be shorter or longer.  That arc can be combined into a graphic novel, though it's usually called a trade paperback. The graphic novel itself is one story, much longer than 22 pages. They can be shorter at 60-ish pages or much longer at 200. Usually 80-100 is average.