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Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Contains annotations, plots, interviews, and scripts by many of comics' hottest writers, including Kurt Busiek, Neil Gaiman, Greg Rucka, Kevin Smith, Jeff Smith, Marv Wolfman, and more.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 29th 2002 by About Comics (first published March 8th 2002)
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Shivering William
This is a strange one to review. I only legitimately enjoyed one of the scripts (Gaiman's issue of Miracleman), but I learned a hell of a lot. So, yeah, if you're interested in writing comics read it, but don't expect to enjoy yourself.

The most important lesson I learned was this: However you think comics should be written--whatever format, how much or how little description comes into your head, where to use a dash, where a colon, all caps?, how to express italics or bold or underlined--you're
Nine very different approaches do a great job of answering the vexing question, "How do you write a comic book script?" In fact, I wish I'd stumbled across this book a few years ago when I was struggling to write my graphic novel script. It would have stopped my stalling by several hours. However, it has given me ideas on how to tweak my script format the next time I write a graphic novel script.

Now I need to get my hands on Panel Two.

Michael Scott
Panel One Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers is a collection of comics scripts; I see its usefulness to aspiring comic script writers--to see how various styles of professional comics scripting--, comics artists--to experience how writers may interact with them--, and comic book readers--to learn about how comics are made.

The editor Nat Gertler (why is this book listed in Goodreads under Pat Gertler?!) includes for this collection a number of interesting elements: plot-based and full scripts, tex
Chad Welch
Great for understanding there is no standard format or formula to writing the comic book script. Everyone from Neil Gaiman and Kurt Busiek to Jeff Smith and Kevin Smith put their work on display.
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