Hey everyone, Apologies, but this is a very long post and has nothing to do with Macs, so I hope I've put it in the right section of the forum. I'm in the very early stages of planning my next writing project (which will be a graphic novel) and I have the story structure, character needs/ desires all set out. However, for weeks, I've been struggling to decide the location of the graphic novel itself. The two locations I am debating exploring are - the American West in an unnamed town following the Mexican-American War, or Paris during the German Occupation. Understandably, these are two wildly different time periods and would have a significant effect on the tone and feel of the graphic novel, not just in terms of narrative, but also from an art perspective. The American West is one of my favourite time periods and the narrative structure of my plot has many Western elements in it, including the hero riding off into the sunset by the end of it. Because of this, I am concerned my story will become just another Western (whereas if I chose the Paris setting I could disguise those tropes and present them in a new way). In contrast, the Paris setting would be much easier for me from an artistic sense as my art style has always had a noir aesthetic which works better in dark urban environments, rather than the open landscapes of the West. My concern with this location is that having the narrative set explicitly in Paris during the Occupation means I would need to get all the details correct and this would require extensive research. Additionally, using this setting would result in me having to accommodate the location by changing the third act of my narrative slightly. So as I said, I've been dabbling between the two over the last few weeks and I was hoping objective individuals on the internet might be able to help me. From the information above, which of these settings sounds like a better choice for me and also which one would you be more interested in as a reader if you saw it in a bookshop?