The art of comic book writing : the definitive guide to outlining, scripting, and pitching your sequential art stories /Series: SCAD creative essentials Edition statement:1st ed. Published by : Watson-Guptill Publications, (Berkeley :) Physical details: 184 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. ISBN:9780770436971 (pbk.).
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Story Basics: Ideas, Development, and Visualization -- Formatting a Comics Script in "Full Script" -- The Almighty Page -- Talking to the Artist and Writing the Script -- Script Energy: Dialogue, Text, and Visuals -- Character Dynamics -- World Building: Props, Structures, and Attitudes -- Pacing the Story, Part 1: Room to Breathe -- Pacing the Story, Part 2: Breaking the Rules -- Putting Together a Synopsis for Submission.
This practical guide to writing comic books covers all the essentials--from crafting an effective outline and formatting a script to composing a winning synopsis when pitching the product to publishers. The author also provides commentary on real-world examples of outlines, scripts, and synopses from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) faculty, alumni, and staff, showing what does and doesn't work