A rough guideline at how I create comics. Unfortunately, there won't be any pretty diagrams to look at.
Most normal people create an in depth and detailed script to work from before daring to touch their pen on the paper... heh... I don't. My "method" is completely whack and something I wouldn't recommend, unless you have an excellent memory, otherwise just write up a script.
This is where I think of a rough idea. Believe it or not, Sonic Nova An Unexpected Baby was "written" about a year ago and has suffered plenty of rewrites since then. I think up a basic idea to get the ball rolling "Sonic and Amy have a baby". Excellent, we have the basic premise but I don't want it to be quite the same as other stories that involve Sonic characters with babies. I think of what has been written and completely change it to something somewhat original. You can never be completely original as it's probably been done before. I now have my idea with various bits of details.
I do actually write something up on rough paper or the computer to retain ideas and possibly change any I don't like. I knew that there would be multiple parts to my comic so I decided to write each part out. The writing isn't in the standard script style, it's more a messy story with present tense. Here's a snippet:
>A few hours later outside the surgery.
Sonic stares at the building with beads of sweat forming.
Amy drags Sonic inside.
Amy and Sonic wait in line as Sonic acts panicked.
They're next in line as a nurse calls them.
"I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO NAME THE BABY!"
Everyone stares at Sonic in shock. Amy is ready for killing him.
Amy steps up to the counter embarrassed.
"Mr and Mrs Hedgehog!"
"The doctor will see you in five minutes."
Amy drags Sonic by the ear.<
Taken from this page: sonikkufan94.deviantart.com/ar… you'll notice I completely changed a LOT of details.
This is where normal and sensible people use their already established script... I don't. I remember vague details I had written before and then just start to draw. I let the pictures tell the story by drawing them first and almost blindly. This is where I'm free to rewrite scenes in my head and draw what I feel makes sense. I let the comic write itself.
I add the dialogue to what I think would fit the situation. The pictures are already drawn and I normally have no idea what the characters will be saying until I'm just about finished with colouring the comic page.
Overall, my method is probably the WORST possible way to write a comic. It's kind of why I work alone in these regards as people would be so lost with my way of thinking. I wouldn't recommend it to people who are starting to write comics but I thought you may have been curious. My issues is that I know how each story starts and ends but it's all a rough guideline rather than a proper guide to follow from. I try my best to keep each page as coherent as possible. I'm amazed each page does make any sense...
Thanks for reading, again I wouldn't recommend this method unless you have a stupidly good memory that remembers minute details.