Directing Action in Comic Scripts

HippieVan at 12:00AM, Sept. 11, 2015



I usually write comic scripts with a pretty specific idea of what each panel will look like when drawn: the setting, who’s doing what, facial expressions, and so on. What I almost never do is write any of that down. Except for specific actions that characters have to respond ...

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Artist: Harry Lucey

Banes at 12:00AM, Sept. 10, 2015
tags: Banes Harry Lucey



Like I've mentioned before, I was…and am…a big Archie fan. As a youngster, I would pick up a digest from the grocery store checkout line whenever I had the money.
I would usually flip through the digest before buying, to see if there were any stories drawn ...


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Then and Now

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Sept. 7, 2015



“Save ALL your work. Never throw your old art in the trash!” was a repeated mantra from all my art teachers over the years. The reasoning behind this idea makes sense: Old art is like a time capsule for fresh ideas and it can be a great addition in a ...

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Late Night Drive

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 24, 2015



Like any typical night that I get exhausted from staying cooped up inside the house, I grabbed my car keys, started up the engine, and went out on a drive by myself. Tonight was a bit special because I had a mixed CD soundtrack of the arcade driving game, Wangan ...

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Tell Me What I Say - Dialogue

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 20, 2015



image by Banes

Last Thursday I talked a little about writing a scene, in terms of the change that happens, what the character wants, and what obstacle is in the way of achieving that want.

But what about dialogue? Eh?

One way to help define what's going on in ...







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FEATURED COMIC --> Cogs and Claws

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 19, 2015



Cogs and Claws is a surreal odyssey for your imagination.

In the opening sequence, a giant flounder emerges from an underwater pod and boards a space shuttle submerged in water. Soon thereafter, the shuttle is blasted into space where it joins several other spacecrafts driven by various anthropomorphic creatures.

This ...





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WRITING A SCENE

Banes at 12:00AM, Aug. 13, 2015



Here are some thoughts on writing that smallest unit of a story: the scene.


First off, what is a scene? What defines it?

It's Change.

Something changes between the beginning and end of a scene.

Here's a way to write one if you're stuck. These are the ...










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An Analysis of a Polarizing Character

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, Aug. 10, 2015



It seems that I get into a very opinionated argument whenever the topic of discussion veers toward Neon Genesis Evangelion. Usually it is about how the Evangelion movies are awesome and how the main character is not so awesome. That being said, it has been twenty years since the mid-1990s ...

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Comic Book Makeovers

HippieVan at 12:00AM, May 22, 2015



IDW Entertainment is currently releasing a series of comics this year based on Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. As a big Douglas Adams fan, I'm excited to see what they do with the series!

Until I get my hands on a copy, I've compiled a wishlist of ...



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Mumblecore in Webcomics

kawaiidaigakusei at 12:00AM, April 20, 2015



There is a slightly odd trend in screenwriting for indie films called Mumblecore where the actors are given a very minimal to non-existent script to work from and are forced into creating natural dialogue on the spot. I believe the director has a general story outline of where he or ...

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