CONCEPT

Here are my thoughts on my story, using the terms of definition as outlined in the course…

1. ELEVATOR PITCH

The 1970s Uruguayan aeroplane disaster in the Andes leaves survivors to go through the same trials and spiritual awakenings. Then they are not saved.

2. SYNOPSIS

At this stage, I know the story starts with the reveal of the wrecked fuselage in the snow. The ending is the last survivor propped up against the plane, or by the plane, appearing to die. In the middle I will choose interesting moments from the actual experience to write into the comic.

I will end up writing my more detailed synopsis after I have finished my layouts.

3. CHARACTERS

The protagonists and antagonists will be based on the real life characters.

For verisimilitude, the best thing for me to do is use the same clothing as the actual survivors. And for most recognition in the reader, I’ll go with the movie version from the 1990s. Examples:

alive-movie-poster

alive-photo-1

4. ENVIRONMENTS

The environment is the remains of the crashed plane, and the surrounding mountain range.

I have photo reference on both and will make use of these. Examples:

andes-plane-wreckage-1

andes

5. STYLE

Is the story realistic, humorous or stylised?

At this point I will not attempt to fit my story into any style. I know what I’m going for, as outlined in 1-4 above, but am not sure how it fits in with any categorisation.

The next step for me is to now do the layouts for pages 3-12.

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