Today marks the official launch of the Standard Comic Script (SCS), which was built by cartoonist, editor, and educator Steenz and writer, artist, and Z2 Comics Senior Editor Camilla Zhang.
The SCS template aims to demystify the mechanics of the comics industry, provide a foundation that can be customized for the needs of each individual creative team, and help facilitate the establishment of an industry standard for scripting that will eradicate miscommunication. Best of all, it’s available for everyone to use at no cost!
The Standard Comic Script (SCS)
Camilla and Steenz worked with a variety of other industry professionals, including David F. Walker, Whitney Leopard, and Ngozi Ukazu in order to synthesize scripting techniques into a template that can provide a common foundation and open the door for more effective communication in the comics creative process.
In a quote provided to the Beat, Ukazu shared these thoughts about the SCS: “Steenz and Camilla’s work to standardize a crucial step in graphic novel making not only draws from their years of experience in comics but also pushes the field of comics forward.”
To learn more about the conceptualization and development of the SCS, you can watch this interview with Camilla and Steenz, hosted by Prism Comics and edited by Ted Abenheim:
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Have you had the chance to check out the SCS? What are your thoughts on the template? Will you be utilizing it in future collaborative sequential narrative projects?
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