Comic Book Writing

How to Write a Comic Book Script

Written by Martin Shapiro on Tuesday, 16 September 2014. Posted in Comic Book Writing

How to Write a Comic Book Script

A comic book script is a set of instructions for the artist and the letterer. It's intended to present the mechanics of your story with the greatest possible clarity. Adhering to a precise format, as in screenwriting, is not necessary. When you write a comic book script, you don’t have to worry about using special software like Final Draft. Any basic word processor, such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs, will suffice.

Comic Book Movies Are Still Red Hot

on Friday, 16 August 2013. Posted in Comic Book Writing

Comic Book Movies Are Still Red Hot

2 Guns debuted as #1 at the box office last week. So far, it has racked up an impressive $51 million domestic gross. The action comedy film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg, two of the most bankable actors in Hollywood. What most people don't know is that the movie is based on a comic book series published by indie comics publisher BOOM! Studios.

Should I Write The Movie Script First?

Written by Martin Shapiro on Friday, 01 February 2013. Posted in Comic Book Writing

Should I Write The Movie Script First?

When I optioned the movie rights to my horror comic book series Chopper, the movie screenplay was already finished because in my case the movie was written first and then adapted into comic book format. However, it was my choice as to whether or not to let the producer know that fact. I chose to be upfront about it, so basically the producer was getting two assets for the price of one.

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