Inked Dreams Comics

Independent comic creators sharing how to make graphic novels and comic books through epic storytelling, exceptional art, and all-round creativity.

Gray Cells graphic novel

David Fincher’s Se7en crossed with X-Men’s Shadow King

130 pages of suspense as journalist, Lina Santos, hunts for a child abductor no-one believes exists.

Hints and tips for how to make a comic book

Writing

How to plot your comic book

We all know a story needs a beginning, a middle, and an end. We’ve heard it from teachers, as a handy factoid from our parents, we’ve even heard it as well-meaning advice from friends, but, it’s very rare for anyone to explain what those three things are.

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Use LICE to flesh out your writing

Mary Robinette Kowal’s formula for building plots and sub-plots in your comic. If you’ve read part one on this series on plotting your comic, you should have a skeleton of plot for your book. This next article is designed to help you put some meat on the bones.

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How to pace a story

Blake Snyder’s famous book, Save the Cat, is touted as “the last book on screenwriting you’ll ever need”. Its words of wisdom have guided many in Hollywood to success in the 16 years since it was first released, but can they be applied to the world of comics? I think so.

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Art

How to compose a comic panel

From the Ancient Greeks to the New Gods, from the Leonardo DaVinci to Leonardo the Turtle, composition has always been an essential component of art. It is the difference between something being drawn accurately and something being drawn beautifully. So, what is the secret to great composition?

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Who are Inked Dreams?

We are a group of comic collaborators who came together via social media to create art. Our latest comic book, Gray Cells, is about to be released through UK publisher Markosia.

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