Comics are a visual medium, but without good writing, they are just pretty pictures. In fact, it’s been said that a good story saves bad art far more often than the reverse. In this episode, we are going to explore the lessons that pure prose has to teach a comic artist.
First, Ewa of Bits Fair interviews Olga Makarova, creator of Gifts of Wandering Ice, about her reasons for adapting one of her short stories into the webcomic format, and the differences between the two mediums.
In the second part of the episode, Daniel Kelly of Saffron & Sage leads a roundtable discussion between Kat Feete (Sunset Grill), Daniel Sharp (The Demon Archives) and Denise Randall (The Only Half Saga, Gemutations: Plague) about the strengths and weaknesses of novels and comics, the unique uses of the webcomics medium, and the lessons a novelist can learn from working on a webcomic.