I bought a program called Manga Studio EX 4 that is designed to create and lay out comic books. I don’t work at it enough to be good but I think with practice I could do a yeoman’s serviceable job – good enough to get my ideas and stories across.
One of the first projects I did with it was a drawing of my nephew Sam – he’s the one who created the little stop motion animation two years ago when he was five (see here). He wanted a picture of himself with the Pookie Bear I gave him (from back when Garfield was cool… I also had an Odie from the same twenty years ago). I inked it in Manga Studio and then took it into Photoshop to give it a quick cell shaded finish.
The thing about creating a graphic novel is that if you can draw adequately, there is no barrier but time to creating content.
I think the first project will be from the Red Hellas world that I am creating… a sort of sword, sorcery & post-singularity thing I’m working on.