Any Kane Chronicle fans? Good news, The Red Pyramid graphic novel is due to come out the same day as the Mark of Athena, is that not the biggest bonus ever? Rick recently posted some pages from the novel, and I must say, its looking pretty good! Like the pictures? More can be seen from Rick’s blog. Hope you all are having a lovely Monday and are looking forward to its release!
The Making of a Graphic Novel
You may know that The Mark of Athena comes out October 2, but that also marks the publication date for The Red Pyramid graphic novel! Ever wonder how a graphic novel is put together? The folks at Disney were kind enough to send some images that show the different stages.
First a script is developed, taking the book and condensing it like a screenplay. Since a graphic novel is much shorter than a regular novel, the adaption team has to figure out how to relay the story in words and pictures without losing anything!
Once that’s done, they make a layout of each page, roughly sketching out what each panel will show and say.
Here’s the layout for page 16 of The Red Pyramid:
After that, the artist does a pencil version of the artwork, which refines the look of each panel:
Then color is added to the art:
And finally, the text is lettered, making a complete page: