Comic Design and Development
The When – Where – Who – Why - How
In journalism, writers are taught to write to answer thefive Ws (and sometimes H). Writers of photo comicsshould also be aware of them. They are: When? Where?Who? What? Why? How?
When and Where?
When is your acitvity taking place?Where is it taking place? When time or place is notspecified, it is usually assumed to be here and now,especially when dealing with the script format.
These are the characters in your activity.
What is happening? This is the plot. What doyour characters want? This is motivation and it is integralto good character development.
Why are things happening? Why do your characters want what they want?
How do your characters go about getting whatthey want? How do they react to adversity or success?Every scene, every page, every panel in a photo comicstory absolutely must address at least one of thequestions and help your reader understand the events thatare unfolding.
THE STORYTELLING TRIANGLE