Comic World Building: When is development finished?

I’m back to blogging now that school is finished and I wanted to pick up where I left off on the world building subject. It’s been a huge task so far for me, but I am enjoying the process. I did want to ask about everyone’s process to character and world development since I asked this on The Learning Curve mini podcast this week (on Castbox or follow the link on The Learning Curve facebook page). My question is this: When do you know when developing is enough to start your project?

I’ve worked on developing the Shield of Justice and many things evolved over time, however this project of First Earth will consist of an entire planet, where Shield of Justice was mainly in one city. I have laid the groundwork of what the places will be called and completed some character sketches and backgrounds. I just wondered if there were any other tips that are used to make this more complete. Let me know in the comments or post it to one of my social media handles.

Be blessed and stay safe.

Web comic World Building Part 2: Story Plot

The plot of my web comic starts by thinking about what type of story it will be and how I can put that to a story. The story for the newest web comic I’m working on came to me three years ago as just some idea and writing them down (I usually carry a small memo book so I can write things down). I start adding more to the plot: Where it will take place, the characters involved, the main and secondary story lines. I’ve done a superhero type of story already so I wanted to go this time with an adventure type.

I really started developing the ideas I had to see which ones I would narrow down to the one I wanted. I eventually decided to work with a dimensional travel adventure. I was excited about the idea and I kept adding to the plot, then leave it for a day. I come back to it, reread it and decide what goes and what stays.

That’s it for now on the plot. It may seem a bit strange to some but it works for me, as it should be for you. Let me know how you come up with your plots.

Be blessed.