Writing for Comics
I'm not a comic writer, but I might be someday. Recently I've been bookmarking sites and tutorials to learn script formatting for the medium, and I've noticed quite a few of my writer friends who are interested in branching out to comics, but are used to writing for TV and film. If you share this interest and want to learn more about writing for comics, here are the links I've been sharing amongst friends*:
- Book: Writers on Comics Scriptwriting, Vol. 1
- Blog post: How Do You Write A Comic Script?
- Example scripts: The Comic Book Script Archive
I also find Greg Rucka's latest webcomic Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether interesting and worth checking out. Beneath each new post, Rucka publishes the original script and provides a wonderful look behind the scenes at the process that goes into producing the comic.
If you have other resources or feedback that will help other aspiring comic writers, please share them in the comments below!
*Update: Some awesome people have tipped me on a couple of other helpful resources for learning how to format comic scripts - Final Draft template for comics (thanks Jason Bergman!), and Dark Horse's script format guidelines (thanks Chris A. Bolton!).