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Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers (Panel One Scripts by Top Comics Writers Tp (New Prtg)) Paperback – March 8, 2002
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It's an attractive package put together by comics writer Nat Gertler, and it's welcome, indeed. GRADE: A -- Comics Buyer's Guide issue 1483
There aren't many books that pass for "invaluable references" in our field, but this qualifies. -- Steven Grant's Permanent Damage column, April 3rd, 2002
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Every script in this volume shows you something. Gaiman's reads like a personal note to the artist, Wolfman shows how plot-first can work, McDuffie shows you how to work in a recap, Kevin Smith shows a more movie-script style of writing and Kurt Busiek's entry... heck, when I read the original comic book I thought it was one of the greatest comic book stories I ever read, but the script for "The Nearness of You" just made it all the more powerful.
If you want to try to write comics, you could do a lot worse than picking up this book.
1) There is no set format for comic scripts, so seeing examples of how other people write theirs is invaluable.
2) It can be hard to find sample comic scripts online, especially by the top names in the field. Here's nine of them in one shot.
Reading this book will give you great insight into how comics are made, and also how some of the best creators in the field approach their craft.
Thanks a lot mister Gertler.
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I love this book and have absolutely no talent drawing, etc.,Published on August 11, 2014 by Dr. Daniel L. Young
I love this book. If you are interested in how comics are made do yourself a favor. Also pick up the WIll Eisner textbook trilogy.Published on February 28, 2014 by T.J.
Pretty good if you want to see varied styles of writing comic book scripts. SOme are pretty off the wall, but will help you find your own style.Published on January 26, 2014 by Benjamin Bieker
It's very instructive to see how differently every writer approaches his or her script; as Nat Gertler says in his introduction, comic book scripts are direct lines between writers... Read morePublished on June 25, 2010 by Curtis C. Chen
... I'm curious... how many aspiring pencillers out there have picked up this book (or its' sequel) as a source of scripts from which to prepare sample portfolio page layouts?Published on September 17, 2008 by W.Kim