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Title:
Comics Experience® guide to writing comics : scripting your story ideas from start to finish / Andy Schmidt.
Title Variants:
Guide to writing comics
ISBN:
9781440351846
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Impact Books, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
includes index.
Contents:
Part 1: breaking story -- Story -- Character -- The story sentence -- Level-up the story -- Part 2: writing for comics -- Layering -- Outlining -- Writing visually for your artist -- Writing visually for the reader -- Writing dialogue for comics -- Overview and quick guide -- Part 3: navigating the comics industry -- Networking and collaboration -- Building a career in comics.
Abstract:
Schmidt offers advice and practical instruction for everything from writing realistic dialogue to communicating your ideas to other comics professionals. Includes 23 exercises to help you put fundamental writing principles into practice, sample script formats, page-by-page outlines, scene-by-scene outlines and short pitches that show you exactly how to create these important components of the writing process, diagrams and pages from published comics to illustrate key concepts, and tips on professional development, networking and navigating the comics industry.
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Summary

Summary

Unlock the secrets to comic-writing success!

"You have a story tell. It's your story... These are ways to help you get your story out, to help you become the writer inside of yourself."

This is the book on writing you've been waiting for, a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing fiction for comics. While it is true that there is no set way to write a comic book script, no set format, no industry standard, it is equally true that someone learning to write comics needs structure. That's where Comics Experience© Guide to Writing Comics can help. Comics veteran Andy Schmidt offers sage advice and practical instruction for everything from writing realistic dialogue to communicating your ideas to other comics professionals. Inside you'll find: 23 exercises to help you put fundamental writing principles into practice Sample script formats, page-by-page outlines, scene-by-scene outlines and short pitches that show you exactly how to create these important components of the writing process Diagrams and pages from published comics to illustrate key concepts Tips on professional development, networking and navigating the comics industry These pages include all the tools you need to write great comics, but where do you begin? Begin with yourself. You have to know--not believe--know: You can do this, and this guide will help. Now, begin with Chapter 1...


Author Notes

Andy Schmidt (Shelbyville, KY) is a comics veteran, having worked for Marvel, IDW Publishing, and Hasbro. In 2007, he started Comics Experience, where he also teaches, and which he has steadily grown every year. He is the author of The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels. www.ComicsExperience.com