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    Bugbear in the Playground
     
    DruidGuy

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    Default Is there a "standard format" for comic book scripts?

    Because I need ways to get and keep myself organized. And I'm possibly, just possibly, a little OCD about these things. I looked over the Dark Horse writers' guidelines, but I don't know if that's "industry standard" or just their way.

    I'm not looking because I have the intention of getting hired as a writer by some company, but I figure it would be easier to keep myself on track if I wasn't trying to parse long paragraphs of text every time I wanted to go from written word to image. Or maybe I'm trying to act busy without actually getting anything done, but I hope not.

    Scriptfrenzy.org is NOT an option for me at this time, since it won't open for me (Great Firewall probably). Would be happy to get some links to other script formats for comics. I could make up my own, but why reinvent the wheel?
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    Default Re: Is there a "standard format" for comic book scripts?

    there are a few. there is the "marvel" script, which is dialogue and brief descriptions of the action, and then the panel layout, in which you identify more specific actions in the dialogue.

    If you hit me with an email, i can send you the script style I use for anti-heroes.

    also, top cow (makers of witchblade) are doing a contest right now looking for writers, and

    https://docs.google.com/open?id=1_AB...EQBCjVZvjeIMST

    is the sample script they are showing people to give them a style idea.
    Hey everyone! Dyluth and I have a new project coming up, a steam/diesel punk webcomic. Please take a look!



    Self published writer, editor, publisher.

    Pinch Writer for the long running OOTS fan comic, anti-Heroes

    Hope to be a writer? read this. http://www.writing.com/main/view_ite...3-Show-Vs-Tell

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    DruidGuy

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    Default Re: Is there a "standard format" for comic book scripts?

    Sadly I cannot open googledocs while in China. So that'll be a few months off. I'll PM you regarding other details.
    Dioxazine purple.

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    Default Re: Is there a "standard format" for comic book scripts?

    Oddly enough, I've just begun writing my first comic (an artist asked me to write something for him). Couple things, other than those above, that have helped me:
    http://www.comicbookscriptarchive.co...e/the-scripts/
    Exactly what it says on the tin. You can look through old scripts, and learn from them. Works especially well if you happen to have copies of the comics in question.
    http://www.celtx.com
    Script writing software. They're pushing the new online thing, but they still have desktop software you can run. Lots of tools to organize characters, locations, note cards, etc. They include a few samples (comic script, film script, etc) to get you started.

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