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- The DC Guide to Writing Comics by Dennis O' Neil provides excellent guidance in scripting, breaking down the 22-page format of a typical comics story as a three-act story structure. Written so that even a comics novice could understand it, this book was absolutely invaluable to my students.
- Writing Comics with Peter David by Peter David. Apparently this book is going back to press (adding "and Graphic Novels" to the title), but I used the original text. I particularly liked the sections on submitting a script to a publisher, which was helpful to my students when they began scripting.
- Robert Kirkman, C.O.O. of Image Comics and writer of the great (and student-friendly) ongoing series Invincible, granted me permission to use copy pages of his Invincible Script Book #1 for use in my classroom. Unfortunately, it's tough to find this book anymore.
- The Comic Book Scripts Archive, which provides over 100 scripts from some of the best writers in the business. Titles such as Ultimate Spider-Man #112, Spider-Girl #41, and Teen Titans #34 would all be appropriate for the junior high or high school classroom. This is a free resource!
- Wally Wood's 22 Panels that Always Work really simplifies how to organize your writing to be translated into the visual medium. This is also a free resource!
- Finally, though I didn't use it this year, I'll definitely be using Jessica Abel and Matt Madden's excellent Drawing Words and Writing Pictures in the future.
Soon, I'll publish the resources I used to introduce comics and sequential art in general.
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