KELLY BENDER COMICS COLLECTION

KELLY BENDER COMICS COLLECTION
Here is just a sampling of the many comic book series I've written & co-created

Sunday, 31 January 2016

ARTIST & WRITER PRACTICE SCRIPT (SuperHero)

Here is a comic book script, artists can use to practice interpreting a comic script, setting up sequential pages and helping to grow their portfolios. 

Writers can also use it to see how certain comic scripts are formatted: This is the comic script format I use (it's NOT the only style of script formatting, it's just the format I prefer).  I used this format when I entered and won (runner-up) the TOP COW TALENT HUNT CONTEST in 2015. 

Artist who would like their sequential art samplings reviewed by me (based on this script) can follow me and message me on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kelly.bender.7127?fref=ts or TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/KellyBender17

ARTIST TIP:  Make sure you see how much dialogue is required for each panel while you are laying out the page.  The general rule is 70/30  70% for art 30% for dialogue per page. This rule may change depending on the amount of dialogue required.  Keep that in mind.  

WRITERS:  I like this format because it really separates the varying components to the script.  

At a first glance the art team can easily see WHAT page it is and HOW MANY panels are required for this page. 

SUPERHERO Practice Script – by Kelly Bender                                                 Page 01
Page 01 (4 Panels)
PANEL 1

The dialogue is separated from the panel descriptions to make it stand out, and it really makes it easier for everybody to see.  REMINDER that in the very beginning of your careers the art team will most likely be working at night (after their real jobs, and their kids are put to bed), by simplifying it and separating the details it makes it easier, quick and less frustrating for your team to work on it. 


SUPERHERO Practice Script – by Kelly Bender                                                Page 01
Page 01 (4 Panels)
PANEL 1 (thin width of the page)

We are looking at the outline of an Alternate New York city at night.  We can see skyscrapers and other tall buildings. There are pointed topped buildings and only 1 flat roofed one which is a bit lower than the others, but near the middle of the image. That’s the one we’ll be focusing on.

CAPTION 1:
Steel City.

CAPTION 2:

It didn’t used to be called that. 



PRACTICE SCRIPT - SUPERHERO STYLE: "STEEL TOWN" 








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