December 24, 2007
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: :01 Stop: Watch

From the drawing board of Grady Klein















19 Comments on “ How to Survive Writing a Graphic Novel ”

  • Ryan | December 25th, 2007 1:39 pm

    You’ve done a grand job of illustrating my personal concerns and struggles in writing a graphic novel. Or in writing… anything for that matter. And not even just writing. Drawing, composing. Just being creative. You’ve illustrated, elucidated the perils that come with working towards being creative in your own right.
    May all good things be yours.

  • william ibanez | January 3rd, 2008 1:47 pm

    sigh if only didn’t take so long to draw just one page!!!!! arrrgh. i can definitely relate. i shall check out your comic book.

  • Bill | January 4th, 2008 12:19 pm

    That was great! Really looking forward to the new book.!

  • Andy | January 4th, 2008 11:01 pm

    That’s wonderful advice, Grady! :)
    Thanks for making all of the graphic novelists out there feel a little less… crazy. 😉
    Can’t wait to see the new book! Love the expressions and the colors! :)

  • willymj | January 6th, 2008 5:53 am

    Great advice and wonderful drawings! The key is to write it all down first… how many times have I thrown script writing out the window because I want to draw and then two months later come unstuck!

  • PaMdora | January 6th, 2008 11:44 am

    I totally love this, you’re a genius!! Doesn’t seem that specific just to a graphic novel, this speaks to me and artists working in ALL media. Truly wonderful, I’m sending all my friends here!!

  • Hugger-Mugger | January 6th, 2008 8:44 pm

    introspective. neurotic. lonesome. that’s me!

  • Lukc | January 7th, 2008 3:54 am

    Wonderful! And too true … too true.

  • mark siegel | January 8th, 2008 12:13 pm

    if i dare so say so, Grady’s Book 3 is a WONDER to behold.

  • Soo | January 14th, 2008 9:50 am

    beautiful, inspiring and so true! thank you!

  • Del | January 14th, 2008 1:35 pm

    Your post speaks to me, also.
    A Friend of PaMdora

  • Angela Moll | January 14th, 2008 5:11 pm

    Yep! That’s just like it is with artists in any medium. Thanks a lot. Looking forward to the new book…

  • Joann Wells Greenbaum | January 15th, 2008 7:42 am

    Thanks to PaMdora, I found you. And thanks to you, I found a universal message for my artist soul. I’m looking forward to seeing your book.

  • Stacy | January 15th, 2008 10:44 am

    Very articulate; artistic and insightful. Thanks for Pamdora for the link!
    (now…looking around..where is that rock?……)

  • Christine Marcum | January 15th, 2008 4:44 pm

    You took a black blob and one character and made it speak to me at an interesting crossroad.
    Another friend of PaMdora’s

  • Acomplia | February 16th, 2008 12:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Sean Bluestone | May 3rd, 2008 3:06 pm

    Insightful stuff. You also have a really unique and interesting style. I run a how to draw site at and I’d be happy to hear your comments
    Cheers – Sean

  • Salena | October 28th, 2008 3:37 am

    This is great info to know.

  • chris pickens | October 22nd, 2009 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the amazing illustration of the creator’s plight. I will remember it the next time I feel the shadows closing in.

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