In the previous part, we dissected the comic script to the base components required for each member of the creative team to extract the relevant information to do their part. There were also some panels and script excerpts from a comic I have worked on to exemplify this. But as I stated in the first part, there is no right way to write a comic script. And to prove it, we will delve into the scripts of some of the industry’s biggest names to see what makes them different and why that works for them. So who are we going to be looking at? Read on to find out!
“When the first living thing existed, I was there waiting. When the last living thing dies, my job will be finished. I’ll put the chairs on the tables, turn out the lights and lock the universe behind me when I leave.” says Death, the elder sister of Dream in regards to the grandest cycle of them all. The very nature of all existence as we can comprehend. But in regards to Gaiman’s highly acclaimed Sandman series, Death should’ve closed up properly long ago.
In terms of childhood films, I was at a perfect age to experience several amazing film franchises. I was nine years old when the first film in both the Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series was released, catapulting my imagination into new lands of wonder and amazement. But it was a year earlier when my dad took me to see X-Men, unleashing the world of Marvel on me. So I grew up in tandem with the MCU and it holds a special place in my heart. But the last couple of years that love was on the verge of collapse. Until now.
As the halfway point ticks past on the Daughter of Titan #2 kickstarter and the figures point to inevitable failure, I find myself in a dilemma…
Do I abandon it and save all the contacts, promotional posts and avenues of advertising for the next time I try to get it funded, or do I strive on regardless? Although it makes sense to save what you can from a sinking ship, I cannot bring myself to give up on it. A Captain should go down with their ship.
I like to try and keep my hand in various literary crafts, sure fiction writing is my main one but I like to keep my editing skills and my academic mind sharp. So when the opportunity to write a review for a brand new academic journal called Fantastika arose, I couldn’t turn it down. “Write whatever you want” they said “and we’ll publish it.”
For about a day I felt rich. The money raised from the kickstarter had been deposited into my bank account. My eyes widened as I witnessed the first time my bank balance didn’t look like it belonged to the struggling writer. Thankfully there was no temptation to run off with all the money and start a new life on the lam, living dangerously and always looking over my shoulder for cheated backers.
Hello again! Welcome back. I’ll be the first to admit that part 1 was a bit on the dry side. But this part is gonna’ be juicy, I promise! In this part I am going to give you a real insider’s look at the inner workings of my kickstarter campaign. Now I am going to be referencing back to part 1 so if you haven’t read it, then you should definitely give that a once over. Once you’re all up to date, read on!
“Daughter of Titan” was my first Kickstarter campaign and it was full of ups and downs. So in this post and the next 2 posts, I’ll be giving you an in depth look at how it all works, warts and all. These posts will hopefully help you prepare for your own maiden Kickstarter (physically and emotionally) or satisfy the curiosity of a seasoned pro.
It deeply saddens me to hear of Steve Dillon’s untimely death. At the age of 54 he has left us far too soon. But he leaves behind an amazing legacy and and I just wanted to thank him for his influence on me on my journey as a comic writer.
I was 20 at the time and still in University studying literature. It was the summer and I should have been reading the likes of Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida and Jean Baudrillard for the upcoming literary theory class which would kick my ass intellectually. But I wasn’t, I was reading Preacher.