There are different ways to create a comic book. For one thing, as explained in Anina’s writing guide, comics can be written “plot first” (the writer describes the story, and then the artist decides the panel breakdown) or “full script” (the writer describes each panel for the artist).
Here are examples from some of our stories:
- Full script and art for entire Heartbreakers story “Shop ’til You Dropkick” (art by Christine Norrie)
- Plot-first outline, script, and art excerpts from Heartbreakers story “The Last Strand” (art by Paul Guinan & Lenin Delsol)
- Slides for our “Creative Chaos” presentation, showing different creative processes for our Heartbreakers comics and Boilerplate book
- Full script for Mickey Mouse story “Birthday Surprise” (includes panel diagrams based on a 6-panel grid, which are unusual but were required by the publisher)
- Full script for The Big Book of Bad story “Capital of Kitsch”
You can also find many published comic book scripts, donated by professional writers, at the Comic Book Script Archive.