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Writers on Comics Scriptwriting, Vol. 1 Paperback – December 1, 2002


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (December 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184023069X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840230697
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #417,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Insightful for professionals, mouth-watering for fans and wonderfully inspirational for wannabe scribes, roll on Volume Two! --Danny Graydon -- Amazon.co.uk Review by Danny Graydon

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 22, 2003
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If you're looking for information about how to write comic book scripts, this book should be tops on your list. Through interviews with several bright stars on the comics scene, we are treated to a fairly in-depth treatment of how they work, how they got started, some of the problems they've faced, and more. Of particular interest are the answers to the questions about the "method" used by each of these writers to actually get their scripts down on paper. The discussion isn't limited to mere "plot-style" vs. "full-script style". The writers provided a detailed view of how they sit down and begin the task of writing stories in comic-book format -- from outlining, to thumbnail sketches, to actual scripting, the discussion on these and other topics is invaluable.
I admit that I haven't heard of some of the folks interviewed here, but I read every one, and can honestly say that there's something of value in every single interview. Interesting and insightful -- you won't be sorry!
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Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down and in a matter of three days, I was staring at the blank last page just wishing for more.

This would prove an enjoyable read for any comics fan or anyone who is interested in taking a peek behind the curtain of the industry. All of the writers interviewed here (most of which are practically house hold names) share a lot of about themselves, how they broke into the industry, their influences, and what they'd still like to accomplish somewhere down the road.

If you write in the sci-fi field, there's definitely something to be learned from these masters of the sequential storytelling craft.

I tip my hat to the author, Mark Salisbury, for asking some great, thought-provoking questions to the folks he interviewed. Everything was compiled very well and was very engaging. I thank him showing the readers another side of the comics industry.

I found the whole thing very fascinating and look forward to getting my hands on volume 2.
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Almost every writer here has a different way that they approach comics writing, and no two writers "broke in" to the business the same way--once someone breaks in, they putty that hole shut (or so it's rumored in the industry...). Recommended for comics fans and aspiring writers, but be forewarned--this isn't a "how to" manual. I would also recommend the second volume (Writers on Comics Scriptwriting, Vol. 2), as it has in-depth interviews with the "next generation" of comic book writers so is a little more relevant than the first volume for writers looking to break into comic books today.
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By P. Learned on May 20, 2007
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Lots of filler in this book, but, sprinkled through it are some nice tips. Also, the book is filled with excellent example pages of comic scripts. All in all a helpful book.
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By pennym... on March 18, 2007
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I really enjoyed this book. Full of information. Well worth the purchase.
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