Introducing a new resource page for working in comics

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.




  1. I maintain the script templates I use here:

    And, in the “Print” category, Greg Pak and I have a book coming out from Random House in September called MAKE COMICS LIKE THE PROS that covers everything from writing your comics to marketing them, and beyond:

  2. Good to see another resource for stuff like this.

    I maintain a resource and repository of links related to writing for comics, breaking in, formatting, digital, etc over at (which itself is an updated and expanded iteration of Caleb Monroe’s original list).

  3. I have multiple audio recordings from comic conventions on the craft of making comics, breaking in, staying in, what not to do, copyright issues, how to get press coverage, dealing with Hollywood, among other related topics.

    All at

  4. I think the Gina Gagliano’s posts on the First Second blog are a great resource for aspiring creators – especially on how pitches work, and best practices for approaching publishers and more:

  5. Dan, that list is amazing — thank you!

  6. Ali T. Kokmen says:

    The site doesn’t seem to have been updated in a few years, but the live links it still includes comprise quite a few links of interest for aspiring comics creators.

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