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Script Writing 101

konstan_tina99 at 11:45PM, March 1, 2009

Ok so i'm not he best artist on drunk duck but i fo know my scripts (one-time actress :D)


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First thing you gotta know:

if you want a good comic writing a script is a good choise!
Why? so you don't end up making a part that doesn't make sense! (improv comic?)

NOTE: this applies more to comic storys than comic strips umless you're doing and arc (which is fine we have nothing aganist that)
Ok so start of with what idea you've got in your head ok example (with my characters):

Anita is siting at a table with adam,both have sushi infront of them adam complains he doesn't want to try the sushi Anita convinces him to try he does and after throughly tasting it he likes it

note: the more specific your idea is the easier the script will be to write

ok now you've got your idea so now we gotta get it into script fashion

let's start of with the view… what do we see first? I think the
sushi would be best so we would stick that in parentheses (sp?)

(First panel: Sushi)

See what i did there? if you list that it's the first panel then it makes your job as a cartoonist a whole lot easier! (YAY!)
What next?
well Adam says something right? so we gotta put in what he says!

(First panel: Sushi)
Adam (off view): Can't we just get pizza?

when you want someone off the panel you can just write off view to remind yourself not to do all that work to draw your character in.Next we gotta actually show some characters because this isn't really a scene were everyone needs to be hidden

Anita(sitting at table across from Ad.):Adam,Sushi isn't bad it's healthy and tastes great!

Sometimes if you want you can shorten the name to make it easier on you (for ex: Antonio becomes Anti)ok that's done now time for some actions!which all go in parentheses:

Adam:Fine (sticks in mouth,imediate sour face chew chew chew yum smile)

sound affects can be used instead off complicated words (scripts can be lazy as long as you still get what you're saying)Ok now here comes the end not much to say

Anita: See?
(Last panel: Chibi) Both: SUSHI ROX!

When you put down Chibi it means that you don't have to draw them like you did for all those other panels now they can be simple and adorable! (one of the beautys of manga style)
so now the writing is done, togethor it will look like this on your paper or microsoft word (tip have a paper notebook around for when you get spontanius ideas):

(First panel: Sushi)
Adam (off view): Can't we just get pizza?
Anita(sitting at table across from Ad.):Adam,Sushi isn't bad it's healthy and tastes great!
Adam:Fine (sticks in mouth,imediate sour face chew chew chew yum smile)
Anita: See?
(Last panel: Chibi) Both: SUSHI ROX!

And there's your finished product! now this is only a complicated filler… the good stuff should be more like this:


Anita (smiles): Ok
—————————————————————–
AT: WHAT? They are trying to get rid of me!
Con: told you she hated you, I love karma!
AT: well I might as well let you go since I’m leaving I don’t want her to lose control
Con: sure
AT: (leans in to untie the ropes but kisses con instead con tries to scream but he muffles it)
Con: (after being untied) WHAT THE #%$&! WHY THE HELL DID YOU KISS ME! (B%$#h slaps AT)
AT: ow was that really nesscary?
Con: Yes now go! (Wind starts to blow and AT is sucked up in tornado like thingy)
CON: I love you to Antonio but I have a job to do and you were just getting in the way
—————————————————————-
END OF CHAPTER


See what we got there? for different pages seperate them with a simple line across the page (so you don't mix pages togethor)

PST:Don't tell any of my fans about that entry! it's a spoiler! eek!well it's not that bad… aww poor antonio sounds like a rapist or a pervert no he's not either it's just we came in at the wrong moment!

Well that's the end of my tutorial if you need anything PQ me if you wanna complain or gasp at the spoiler or whatever PQ me kay?

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