By RazzaTazz 17 Comments
Here is my thought of the day (not as long as usual). Modern day writers ply their craft at many different aspects of writing. So a lot of comic book writers started as different types of writers, or even some migrate to other areas of writing like scripts, plays or novels. Comics are sort of a different case in terms of a writing form though. I am not sure if the technology existed to create comics before, but they at least didn’t exist before the year 1900. What if the technology existed and if it was an accepted writing form before then? Which authors from history would you think might have tried their hand at writing comic books.
I think two pretty obvious ones are Jules Verne and H.G. Wells. I read various titles of these two when I was a small girl, and their narratives lend themselves to comic style writings as do their sort of pseudo-scientific explanations of things combined with action and adventure. I also think Robert Louis Stevenson and Jack London might have been potential comic book writers ( as the Frank Miller of his day.)