11 thoughts on “The Railmen help, page 9

    • I spent a lot of time finishing the first several pages, to establish the “look” of the characters, landscape, and text. Now I have the vision in my head, but I only need to get the ink lines or rough sketches done of the rest of the book. I will go back and do all the gray shading and colorizing later. It will be more consistent by doing the entire book in stages, rather than page by page.

    • Thank you for the great critique. I began writing this novel back in 2007 as a written work, not graphic. The critique group I belonged to at the time (all well-published children’s book authors) loved the writing, but were not sure about how this tragedy would go over with young adults or middle graders. I put it away for years but always wanted to finish it. When I came across the idea of a graphic novel, I felt this was the perfect genre for a story of this sort. Sorry for being a little vague, but I don’t want to spoil the ending for you. Good luck with your novel! I’d love to hear more about it.

  1. Am I the first to catch that still has an s at the end, stills? Not sure you should ever end in a preposition, but sounds better to say that Burrell finds himself in.
    I am not sure I like the word terrible either.

    • Good proofreading! The “S” at the end of “still” is a typo. Thanks for finding. This is what I need! As for the writing under the page image, that is just for this blog… not a part of the book. I figured that I could add some explanation of the story now and then, if I have nothing technical to say about the page. The only thing that will be in the book is what is actually on the page image.

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