At 6/2/11 04:15 PM, X1SephX wrote:
Would any one know the gains and losses from doing a comic with just writing a novel? Being that you can do both write and draw.
Consider that with the written word alone you're only limited by your imagination, where with a Comic you're limited by the layout of the page. You have to be extremely concise with dialog, setting has to fit within the frame, and you really only have a certain number of pages to finish (comics usually being about 24 pages?). You can, of course, more clearly express your vision in a comic format, especially if you arc multiple comics; more so if you use the graphic novel format and arc over a few of those. The reader knows exactly what he's looking at, can quickly detect emotion (visual context: frown, smile, posturing for a fight, etc.), and is basically more quickly immersed into the world.
Ultimately, on the difficulty side of it, when expectations and standards come into play, I think they're at the same level of difficulty. If you can't draw, or don't have an artist, I'd definitely recommend sticking to a novel to tell your story.