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Old October 28 2008, 05:49 PM   #46
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Is there anywhere online that has examples of what comic scripts look like? I've never seen one, and I'm curious to see what they are like compared to movie/tv and play scripts.
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Old October 28 2008, 06:12 PM   #47
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Scripts Ahoy!

lots to choose from.
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Old October 28 2008, 06:32 PM   #48
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The trade-paperback omnibus of IDW's Blood Will Tell miniseries reprints the script to the first issue in the back.
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Old October 28 2008, 07:28 PM   #49
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Scripts Ahoy!

lots to choose from.
Interesting. I wonder if the writers proceed entirely on visualization, or if some of them have scrap paper with them to draw on as they're writing with little boxes and stick figures, to guide the infrastructure.

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Old October 28 2008, 08:44 PM   #50
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Is there anywhere online that has examples of what comic scripts look like? I've never seen one, and I'm curious to see what they are like compared to movie/tv and play scripts.
Check out the script of issue #1 of IDW's first Klingon mini-series, "Blood Will Tell". It's in the trade omnibus reprint, too.

Any good comic shop have books full of sample comic scripts.
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Old October 28 2008, 11:24 PM   #51
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'll have to remember to check out the scrip in BWT next time I get to a comic shop. I'm in process of reading through the script for Avengers #500, and so far it really seems pretty similar to movie/TV script. The biggest difference would be the page and panel (?)numbers before the descriptions and scenes.
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Old October 29 2008, 12:16 AM   #52
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^ The main difference is that comic books don't have a standard format. It's pretty much up to the preference of the scripter in question. Screenplays and teleplays, though, have a very very very specific format that you have to hew to.
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Old October 29 2008, 01:02 AM   #53
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'll have to remember to check out the scrip in BWT next time I get to a comic shop. I'm in process of reading through the script for Avengers #500, and so far it really seems pretty similar to movie/TV script. The biggest difference would be the page and panel (?)numbers before the descriptions and scenes.
The main reason it looks similar is that Brian Bendis uses the screenwriting program Final Draft for his scripts.

Yeah, like Keith had said there isn't a standardized format for comic scripts. The only publisher I'm aware of that demands all their scripts in a certain format is Dark Horse Comics, and their format isn't so much with the similarities to TV/film scripts.
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Old October 29 2008, 02:41 AM   #54
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Interesting, thanks for the info.
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^ The main difference is that comic books don't have a standard format. It's pretty much up to the preference of the scripter in question. Screenplays and teleplays, though, have a very very very specific format that you have to hew to.
Well. Yeah. There are a few accepted ones and there's what creators work out between themselves but, by format, I meant the way the information is delivered on the page which is, in every case, massively different from prose.

Comic scripting is its own animal, I guess is the point.
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Old October 29 2008, 03:02 PM   #56
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Eddie Campbell has described Alan Moore's scripts for From Hell as being 100-page long essays on subjects many and varied -- and not necessarily about the Whitechapel murders. Campbell then had to distill from Moore's ramblings something to draw.

Based on several readings of Moore's "Twilight of the Superheroes" proposal for DC, I imagine the From Hell scripts looked similar.

For the record, I am not holding up Moore's scripting style as something to emulate. As with all things, Moore is clearly an edge case.
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Old October 29 2008, 10:37 PM   #57
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an edge case? don't you mean a 'head case'?
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Old October 29 2008, 10:57 PM   #58
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Well, that too.
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Old October 30 2008, 05:17 PM   #59
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Is there anywhere online that has examples of what comic scripts look like? I've never seen one, and I'm curious to see what they are like compared to movie/tv and play scripts.
Check out the script of issue #1 of IDW's first Klingon mini-series, "Blood Will Tell". It's in the trade omnibus reprint, too.

Any good comic shop have books full of sample comic scripts.
Really? I've been in a number of comic shops (including several I'd consider very good), but I've never seen even one book of sample scripts.
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I've been in a number of comic shops (including several I'd consider very good), but I've never seen even one book of sample scripts.
Neither have I. (And I used to work in a comics shop.) The thing is, comic shop owners will only order something like that if they think there's a demand for it. There are books on writing comics, but you're unlikely to find them in a comics shop.

Here are some suggestions:

The Best of Write Now!

Writers on Comics Scriptwriting

Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers
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