I'm in the process of writing a wordless graphic novel using Shaun Tan's The Arrival as my role-model example. Its a beautiful narrative that tells a sophisticated and complex story without any words, just pictures.
Is anybody into wordless narratives?
I'm having trouble with my dummy and manuscript. I've watched a bunch of tutorials that all say you've got to get your dialogue shaped and shiny before you do any drawing. Well the problem is I dont have any dialogue so how do I go about that?
So far I've made some dummy pages with very basic sketches and notes like " this page: corridor. He opens the door, goes inside the room" etc. Is this how to do it? Is there another/better way? Should I write up the manuscript in the same way?
I'm nearly through Ann Whitford Paul's course on writing picture books and I've learned a lot of great and useful things there but that didnt help with my wordless dummy problem as I'm not writing a childrens book
If anyone can suggest any tips for the process or even other examples of wordless narratives to look at it would help me a lot!