I am still catching up on a lot of comic books I should’ve read years ago.
But comics are not something you can find easily where I’m from. There are no comic book stores close by, and overall in Germany comics are not as popular as in the United States or in Japan. Of course, Germans have heard from the Marvel universe, but most of us have only seen the movies. Read the comics? No, most of the people I know grew up with reading Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse comics, or Werner - Beinhart! or the Peanuts. Those are the ones that are most popular in Germany.
I’ve found my way into comics since becoming a Story Grid certified editor. I read a lot of novels since then (I’m a novel writer myself), but when it comes to reading, I enjoy comics so much more. That’s why my editorial focus lies in storytelling in comics. And that’s why through this webpage I analyze every comic book I’m reading to have a big collection of how story structure was applied to different masterworks. Through that I can show comic book writers that the craft of writing stories that work can be applied to every medium – be it novels, comics or even in songs.