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Old 22-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #1
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Question The Plotline and Script?????

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I am currently creating a one shot comic book as part of my AQA Extended Project I was wandering what is the best way to type up my story line for example would I need to create a list with chronological events, write detailed paragraphs and so forth.

In terms of writing up the script I am not to sure how I should present this?

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Old 22-03-2012, 11:43 PM   #2
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Hmm, well I know some comic writers (mainly ones who work with a separate artist) write really detailed descriptions of each panel. I suppose you'd have to go down that route if you need to show your working to other people.
Personally my panel descriptions are very basic, sometimes just a character's name and nothing else XD. If you aren't sure you'll be able to stick to a detailed script as you draw, you could always make a basic one, do the art, and then go back to the script and write detailed descriptions of the panels after the fact XD
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Old 23-03-2012, 01:27 AM   #3
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I'm afraid it's very much up to you - there's no one way to plan a comic. Personally I like to break down the story into scenes, and then think of the conversation and action within each scene and how it would fit within the pages - but that's just me.

Why not try writing it out in different ways and see what best fits the story?
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Old 23-03-2012, 01:58 AM   #4
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Pretty much echoing everyone else that different people prefer different methods.

I generally work solo, so don't feel the need to write every little thing down. I script directly onto my storyboards as opposed to writing a script out first.

Just do whatever feels sensible and try a couiple things out.
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Old 23-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #5
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wink Thank You!

Thank you for the responses

I will take the advice on board and see which method suits me

Once again thank you...

I will be posting up some exampler pages in the future as soon as we have finished the production stages
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:18 AM   #7
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Scripts and/or storyboards are the way to go, that way you have something concrete to work towards and don't leave yourselves too little space on the page for dialogue etc. I suggest you do a bullet-point list of all the things that need to happen in your story and then write a script based on that.

For examples of a comic script, you could look at the Dream Country book in Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, they printed one of his scripts from that volume in the back of that, so you can even compare it with the finished product.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:44 PM   #8
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personally I just write notes up onto my iPod touch. Mostly the dialogue and a few hints to what I want as the background effects. That way it's quick and easy to write the notes down. Also when writing notes you can have a bit of flexibility compared to a whole script. for example you don't like the part you've just written in full script- you have to delete it all then re-think. (That will take a looooonnnggg time.) Whereas with quick notes you can just write what ever pops into your head.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:12 AM   #9
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i tend to do plots like animation.

so i start by planning the start and the ending.

whatever goes in between determines the length of the story.
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