I pray all is well. After reading over the feedback I received today on one of my four-page scripts I submitted to a comic book editor, I’ve realized two things. On the one hand, I have come a long way since jotting down my initial ideas for Lightweightz, to where I am today. On the other hand, I still have a very long way to go as far as learning how to write a solid, let alone good comic script. Since its inception, I have been periodically looking at the various scripts that have been reviewed by Steven Forbes on The Proving Grounds, a section of ComixTribe dedicated to helping aspiring and current comic creators write better scripts.
I decided to submit a script for review, and you can check out the feedback here. I also encourage anyone who’s serious about creating comics and getting better at it to check out ComixTribe and The Proving Grounds, as the attention and advice you will receive is invaluable. As I now have a better understanding of what my major scripting hang-ups are and how to begin addressing them, I’m extremely grateful for Steven taking the time to critique my script in as much detail as he did.
I’m also grateful for the people who chimed in via the comments section, providing me with additional resources and advice. Given that writing comics is a marathon and not a sprint, it’s great to know that there are others who are running alongside you, willing to help. And last but not least, a huge shout out to Tyler James (co-creator of ComixTribe), who not only put me on to the site, but was available from the very beginning of my comic creation process, answering the tons of questions I would ask him about creating my own comic.
Hopefully checking out the feedback I received on my script (or Steven’s feedback on others’ scripts) can be of a resource to you. Continue creating, and have a great weekend!