For a couple of the books we'll be putting out next year specifically geared toward young readers (like 5-8 years old) I've tried to keep word count per page down as to hold the kids' attention. We have a lot of newer writers (and artists) working with us on and off and one of the mistakes I saw often was creators trying to cram 22 pages of writing into 2-4 story pages. It progressively got better but we're all reluctant to give up the words early on. In terms of panels, using 9-12 panel grids was also a trick used by writers to get more into a page though many of the artists would balk at that and suggest different types of layouts. It's a collaborative effort. Except for the times I put my dictator hat on.
I just didn't want any incorrect info getting out since we've been fortunate to have dozens of writers and artists from the Benbo contribute to our comics and I don't want to scare them off.
Sorry again for the mini derail
i guess the winds have changed at marvel and they're not into those things getting posted now. we got the OK to post UNCANNY 500 from them; someone somewhere changed their minds for some reason. I dunno.
to clarify that a bit? you guys are the editors. you don't have to justify your editorial decisions just like those working for you, unless they're contracted to deliver otherwise, can choose to walk away. editors edit. that's your job. and a good editor makes everyone look better.
So clarification is always a good idea
I mean, I'm talking about novels here rather than comics... but I think it's basically the same thing. (Also, sorry to jump in on Matt's thread!)
I have a few questions about the religion in Thor and would rather ask them off the boards if that is possible.
Last edited by beamish; 10-01-2011 at 06:07 PM.