More on the Comic Book Editor

Posted by on Feb 19, 2009 in Writing 101 | No Comments

Following up on some of last week’s post about The Job of a Comic Book Editor…. I made several big presumptions and (at least) one ill-phrased comment, all of which sparked worthwhile discussion not only here but also on the forums over at boom-studios.com and in person over drinks. These points are well worth addressing […]

The Job of the Comic Book Editor

Posted by on Feb 12, 2009 in Writing 101 | No Comments

Look, SOMEONE’s got to get this stuff out of the hands of the writers and artists and to press. Comics editors, rumors to the contrary, are some of my favorite people, and I’ve always admired the good ones. In fact, when I broke into comics in the mid-’80s, I did so as an editor, at […]

The Thursday Lecture – The Proposal, Part Two

Posted by on Feb 5, 2009 in Writing 101 | No Comments

Continuing the sample proposal from last week…. THE SERIES ISSUEONE: We introduce Samantha, Wolf, the concept of the Hunter-Killer squad and the Ultra-Sapiens. We OPEN with the home life of Ellis and introduce him and his kindly parents as people we genuinely like and care about. But when Ellis begins to exhibit weird powers, his […]

The Thursday Lecture – The Proposal, Part One

Posted by on Jan 29, 2009 in Writing 101 | No Comments

The difference between a pitch and the next stage of the development process—a proposal—is story. A proposal must demonstrate that your pitch has “legs” by providing a more specific outline of events, additional background on the characters, and some sample plots. As with most every document in comics, there is no “right” way to format […]

The Thursday Lecture – The Pitch

Posted by on Jan 22, 2009 in Writing 101 | No Comments

Over the past few weeks, my friend John Rogers (creator of the new Blue Beetle and creator of the TNT show LEVERAGE) has been kind enough to let me practice my blogging skills over at his terrific site, Kung Fu Monkey. I’ve been over there doing a weekly series on What I’ve Learned About Writing […]