How To Write Your First Comic Book

The official rules— “whatever works” — are not helpful. Here’s what I learned about doing things that scare me.

A young woman on the floor of a bookstore, paging through a comic book. She seems cool.
I did it all for you, Person In A Stock Photo Who Reads Comics. Photo by Joe Ciciarelli on Unsplash.

comic book, Maw, is one of the few pieces of writing I’ve done that actively felt inspired. The whole story seemed to have been handed to me by some outside source. I had been invited to pitch Boom! Studios in spring…