By someonesomething - 05/12/2009 11:24 - United States
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Yeah, careful with self-insert stories. Some people can pull them off and make them enjoyable to read, but the vast majority can't. It's all about how you write it. Most of the time, basing comics off yourself leads straight down the Mary Sue/Gary Stu lane. No matter how exciting the story is, a Mary Sue is boring to read. Period. Characters need to be dynamic. They need to be relatable to the audience in some aspect yet on some sort of level above everyone else. For me, the hardest thing about writing is characterization. It takes loads of practice, experimenting, and someone who'll give you a few pointers and opinions. Like someone said somewhere below, you may have a great personality... just not on paper.
nobody's life is that exciting or creative to make into a comic character, or any fictional character at all. If you want to base a character on yourself make it EXCITING!! Make it like you but maybe be more crazy, or have weird powers, or be a serial killer @ night, police officer during day kinda thing. Okay?? dont be stupid and think you're so great that a company's gonna wanna pay you a shitload of money to make a comic book off of it >_
Self-inserts are never okay.
To be honest, the comic company is probably pretty accurate in its assessment.