Many aspiring writers and artists ask me how I put together a comic script–how I format the script, how much description do I put on the page, how much the final product varies from the original script. I think one of the best ways to describe my scripts is to share them. (In fact, I wrote my first comic books after reading some of Greg Rucka’s scripts.) I’m working on putting together a script book, but in the meantime I’ll post some of them here!
To start things off, I’m posting the complete script to The Sixth Gun #1. My format has changed a little bit over the years, but this is still a pretty good representation of how I tackle a script. If you have that issue, you’re ready to compare the script to the finished product. If you don’t have that issue (shame on you!) you can download it for free (and legally) from ComiXology. While you’re there, buy some of the other issues.
Here’s the script:
Sixth Gun Issue 1
I hope this is helpful for you! If you’re an artist interested in putting together sample pages based on this script, I’d love to see what you do! If you’re a writer, please let me know if this proved useful for you! For more about my process, check out the “plot to script” post i did a few weeks back!