Writers on Comics Scriptwriting, Vol. 1
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Writers on Comics Scriptwriting, Vol. 1

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The biggest names in comics scriptwriting talk candidly and frankly about their profession, their approach to writing and the comics industry as a whole.

Through a series of interviews, these luminaries in the comics field reveal the mechanics of writing for comics and, in the process, a great deal about themselves. Packed with personal information, contentious views and h...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Titan Books
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Weston Locher
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 somewhe...more
This volume is far more informative that its descendant, in terms of how the comic book writers describe their journeys into the business world of scripting comic books. Many great stories abound from some of the best in the industry, such as Kurt Busiek and Grant Morrison. In fact, it's the larger variety of types of writers that makes this volume more well-rounded out than its little brother, overall.

I will say that the text is a little dated, as the interviews took place when some authors' st...more
It was interesting to read essays from all my favorite comic authors
Randy Lander
An absolutely essential book of interviews with a variety of comic book writers. While some of the interviewee choices are suspect (Todd McFarlane?), Salisbury does good, in-depth interviews of the kind rarely seen, either in print or online.
Leonard Pierce
Nothing much in the way of practical use in this anthology of interviews with major comics scripters, but it's a lot of fun to read to see how these folks work. Enjoyable but not all that useful.
The interviews were not as "in-depth" as I had wished. I had hoped for more tips and writing secrets.
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