At the MGA Con a few weeks ago I was on a panel on breaking into comics, and someone asked about resources for writing comics. I said I would throw up some reference, and I didn’t have time until now, but it’s a great idea. I’ve started a page for it, which is thus far called Information on How To Get Into Comics and Survive Once You’re There. With the help of Steve Morris and Matt O”Keefe I threw together some links on breaking in, craft, writing, digital, agents and some other stuff. This is very much a work in progress, and as I have time I’ll break it out some more and add more stuff. Feel free to suggest things in the comments.
There is a lot of great information out there, not only on process and technique but surviving the freelance life. Colleen Doran has a ton of great posts about that stuff. I put up a general link now but I’ll probably spotlight a few of her best posts later on.
I know people love sample comics script formats, as well, so if you have any links to those feel free to suggest them.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.