Raising Hell: The Fourth Wall

Last time, we talked about narration and how it can be done so perfectly in comics. There's another convention that I'm adding to Raise Hell and I think it'll be a whole lot of fun. There's a pretty infamous comic character named Deadpool who's known for, among other things, taking the time to talk directly to the reader. Deadpool even knows he's in a comic and he acts/reacts accordingly from time to time. Deadpool is, on all accounts, insane.

I don't want to go that far.

What I am going to do, or at least try, is this idea of breaking the fourth wall. I don't know yet if it'll work, but the main character, at certain times, will turn to the reader and talk. It'll be a way to expand on that narration that's in there.

Really, I'm doing this because I've never done it before. I want to try something that scares me. I want to do something I haven't tried.

But I think it can serve the story too. This is going to be a quieter affair than Heartbreak World. The first issue is going to build some characters and the world and I don't want to lose people's interest.

There won't be a lot of punching, to start off. I think it could help to have the main character talking directly to the readers. To bring them in. To keep them in.

Plus, it's the story of a girl who has an awful lot to say. It's fun to let her say it.