There are lots of different ways to go about writing a graphic novel. Some people (like Matt) like to map everything out in meticulous detail before they begin, while others (like Chris) like to blast off and see where inspiration takes them. But because Apollo is based on true events, we both agreed that some kind of plan was necessary to make sure we hit the key beats of the story and did history justice.
Early on, we agreed that structurally our book would begin with the Apollo 11 crew blasting off and end with them arriving home 8 days later. As we follow the crew on their mission, we’ll ‘flash back’ to events that took place days or in some cases years before the mission.
Our rough story outline can be viewed below. Things are likely to change, but for now this will be our road map.