Influences, Research, Sources and Ideas

I started by writing a list of my own choosing and I chose create graphic novel and post apocalyptic.


I started five different mind maps for: genres, characters, character’s jobs, character abilities and Hull. I also added list of how a character grows (character Arc) and build a character.

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I started write an idea of story in graphic novel: post-apocalyptic, time travel, supernatural, crime, stealth, action, thriller, mystery, survival horror, superhero, driver, drama, fantasy and Moby Dick in space. I started write an idea of a simple visual map of a story and it shows how the story progresses from start to end.

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My initial idea was related to post-apocalyptic events in particular that something happens which results in survival of only the deaf. I created a list of title names for graphic novel. I first chose ‘Tomorrow’s world – The Silence’ but later I changed my mind and the title is ‘Flood in Hull’.

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I used the Internet to help me research and to look for similar to flood and examples of flood. I looked at similar novel books, films and video games as research: Flood (novel, 2002), The Drowned World(novel, 1962), Flood Child (novel, 2009), Flood and Fire (novel, 2010), Flood (film, 2007), Hard Rain (film, 1998), Deep Impact (film, 1998), Hours (film, 2013), Raw Danger (video game, 2007) and The Legend of Zelda: The WindWaker (video game, 2013).

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I researched artists to find any links to post-apocalyptic, I found one artist: John Martin (painter).

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I take photo of Hull and I also researched to find images of Hull from the Internet.

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I started drawing main character and I have different ideas for logo (three crowns). Also I have drawn character’s faces, building of Hull, Cochlear implants and title ‘The Silence World’.

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~ by ahutton8 on June 10, 2014.

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