The Daily Panel, pt 19. Back to some cape and cowl stuff. (Taken with Instagram)
The Daily Panel, pt 18. (Taken with Instagram)
The Daily Panel, Pt. 17 (Taken with Instagram)
The Daily Panel, pt 16 (Taken with Instagram)
The Daily Panel, Pt 15. (Taken with Instagram)
Two hours of writing every day—be it breaking/outlining, actual script work, or tooling around with character stuff. I’ve managed that since May, and it’s been productive. Those two hours generally come after work, between 11pm and 1am. Seriously thinking about moving those hours to the morning and doing 5:30am to 7:30am.
Can’t wait until the campaign season is over and I get to move those hours to something a little closer to normal. Maybe even add on a third hour.
The Daily Panel, pt. 14. (Taken with Instagram)
Twice I have walked into Best Buy this week just to hold a copy of Madden 13. Each time I have looked at my to-do list, thought about the campaign work I have to get done, thought about writing I’ve needed to get done, and left empty handed. Soon Madden 13. Soon.
There’s no book that is dedicated to the art of actually writing a comic book script. There are lots of books that will talk to you about plot/character development/pitching/etc, but nothing about structure. Turns out this is because there is no hard and fast format and that each writer has their own style dependent on the artist they are working with. So when a friend asked how I am teaching myself to write a comic book script I told him 1) I have read and continue to read any and all comic book scripts I can get my hands on and 2) screenwriting is a pretty close analog.
I’ve learned more about writing scripts for comics from Trottier’s book and reading other scripts than I have from any book claiming that it will tell you how to write comics. Also handy to pick up another set of skills for my writer’s toolbox.
The Daily Panel, pt 13. (Taken with Instagram)