Hi, it's me again (Philip A. Buck.) This time buggin you through Tumblr instead of e-mail haha
I was wondering, what is the average page length of an Act in the traditional 3 Act structured comic? I've looked through my comics and tried to tell, but the old ones have lots of back ups and ads and the new ones are mostly collected in trades so its a little hard to tell. Thanks Again for all your awesome help!
It is not that I have been avoiding this question. It is just that Tumblr has only recently updated their phone app so that you can answer questions and only more recently that I figured that out.
The answer to your question is a difficult one, because it has the same answer as every other question you’ve asked me, which is to say, it varies.
Some stories are single issues, many in recent years have been six issues, some might be eight pages.
As a result, you kind of have to just do it by feel. Keep reading good comics, see how they do it, then find your own way.
All of that is a lot of blah blah to say there is no right answer, but at a guess I would say most comics devote more space to act two than anything else, with a shorter third act allowing for swifter resolution.
Others might disagree. I have no idea if people will be able to leave comments on this or not, so…