Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Comic books and graphic novels are a natural progression for screenwriters to branch out into. Writing a comic book or graphic novel is similar to storyboarding a script. A graphic novel is nothing more than a story told in comic book form. Once you take a script and turn it into storyboards, you can weave them together to tell a compelling story in a different way than just writing a screenplay.

Specs & The City: Story Tone and ‘Batman’

Know what story you want to tell before you sit down to type FADE IN. It’s the best single piece of advice a writer can be given, but too many of us still don’t follow it. Now, I’m not talking about knowing your characters, or having a firm plot outline in...

Fragments #3: Continuity and the Universal Monsters, Part One

For this multi-part series within a series, we’re going to look at three examples of film continuity through the lens of generational examples: The Universal Monsters of the 1930s and 40s, the James Bond series of the 1960s through today, and lastly the modern Marvel Cinematic Universe.  When I talk about...

More Than Storyboards: Comics and Film #6 – Love It

By Tyler Weaver So here we are: The final installment of “More Than Storyboards.” In this series, you’ve seen that comics are, hopefully, more than storyboards. You’ve seen examples of how to integrate them with the world of your own story (and in the world of Ridley Scott’s Gladiator), and we...

More Than Storyboards: Comics & Film – On Writing Comics

by Tyler Weaver I’m going to start this series the same way I started my book: Comic books are more than storyboards. They are more than a stepping stone to a star-studded career as a screenwriter. They are more than research and development for franchises. They are more than tights and...