Process

Script: Helheim #1

helheim1It’s about time I shared another of my scripts, don’t ya think?

Presented here is the entire script for the first issue. I haven’t changed a thing since I first sent it off, so you’ll see all the errors and typos in their ugly glory. It might be interesting for you to compare this script to the script for The Sixth Gun, which I posted some time ago.

If you haven’t read Helheim, now’s the time! You can purchase issues on ComiXology right now. Read the first issue to compare the art to the script, then read all the rest because, y’know, they’re awesome.

Here’s the script!

Helheim 1 (.doc format)

I hope this is helpful! 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!

 

Posted by cullenbunn on January 26, 2014  /   Posted in Comics, Process

This Is My (Writing) Boomstick!

1805676-drake_sinclair“The seventh gun calls forth madness upon the page.”

I like reading about the tools other writers use while they’re working at home or on-the-go. I’ve gleaned more than my fair share of ideas from this look inside the lives of other professionals. With that in mind, I present a look at the “weapons of war” I can’t live without.

My Primary Workspace

My home office. In the cold basement of my house. It needs a bit of an overhaul. Needs to be modernized quite a bit. It’s spacious, though, and has a nice, big window. It contains my library of books and graphic novels, more than a few old toys (I call it flea market chic), a small TV, a recliner, and a fireplace (which is really nice this time of year). I work at a decent-sized desk (facing away from the window and TV so I don’t get distracted) that gets waaaaaaay too cluttered the busier I get.

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Posted by cullenbunn on January 22, 2014  /   Posted in Process

HELHEIM – The Original Proposal

No two proposals for comic book series are alike, and the original proposal for HELHEIM illustrates that quite well. I’m presenting the pitch here as it originally appeared.

If you’re familiar with the book, you’ll notice a few distinct differences between this concept document and the final product. Even the name of our hero was different at this stage of the game.

If you’re not familiar with the book, watch out! Spoilers abound.

Looking at this proposal, I think it’s actually a little too short. I think a little more detail might have served the idea a little better. But the end result–getting the publisher to ask for more information on the book–was achieved. So this one goes down as a success… even though I cringe a little when reading it now.

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Posted by cullenbunn on October 18, 2013  /   Posted in Comics, Process

If I Knew Then…

It’s no secret. It took me forever to break into writing comics professionally. And once I did manage to start writing comics for a living, the learning curve was pretty slippery for me. All along the way, I made more than my fair share of mistakes. I gave into frustration, anger, and fear. I mismanaged my schedule. I overestimated how much time I would have in a day. I overate and gained weight. I freaked out and panicked.

Now… I needed to go through all of those obstacles to get where I am now. I had to learn through experience. And every day brings a new batch of mistakes that will… hopefully make me a better creator in the future. But I often wonder… What could I have done differently? If I could go back in time and give myself one piece of advice about working in comics for a living, what would it be?

I figured most other creators have wondered the same thing, so I asked a few writers and artists to think about advice they wish they had been given when they were just starting out. Here is some of that advice. Some of it is thought-provoking. Some of it is funny. Some of it may not apply to you. And some of it will sting a bit.

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Posted by cullenbunn on May 17, 2013  /   Posted in Process, Uncategorized

New Indie Pulp Column is GO!

From time to time, I’ve posted bits and pieces about my writing process on the site, and I hope it’s been helpful to some of you out there who are still trying to break in. (Yeah, I use the term “break in” now because I know it irritates some people). Well, the fine folks at Indie Pulp have asked me to contribute a monthly column on my process as a writer, and you can read the first installment HERE.

Let me know what you think!

Posted by cullenbunn on September 19, 2012  /   Posted in Comics, Process
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