LEARN HOW TO WRITE A COMIC BOOK.
Writing for comics demands a “very particular set of skills,” unlike any other form of writing, but sharing traits of screenwriters and playwrights. The key is being able to think in pictures, and visualize your story in a frozen moment in time of still, single images. Over the four-week class with acclaimed comics writer Ron Marz, you will learn the theory, language, and pacing necessary for writing comics.
MASTER THE PAGE.
The comic writer’s job is not only to tell a compelling story, but to provide the artist with all the information needed to create the story pages. You will learn proper script format, and come to understand and embrace the demands, limitations and possibilities of the comic page. Time will also be devoted to plot, character arcs, and the art of the pitch, the all-important first step in getting your story approved.
COMPLETE YOUR OWN STORY.
The best way to learn to make comics is to make comics. Over the course of four classes, students will complete a script for a comic short story. Your story will evolve from concept, to outline, to breakdowns, to finished pages with dialogue, culminating in a document ready to present to an artist.
VOICE OF EXPERIENCE.
Ron Marz has been writing comics for 30 years, and amassed credits at every major publisher, including lengthy runs on Marvel and DC titles. With more than 1,000 comics published, his array of credits includes Silver Surfer, Green Lantern, Witchblade, Star Wars, Batman, Superman, and many more, as well as inventive creator-owned work. He has literally decades of experience in visual storytelling.
Write Your Screenplay Podcast with Ron Marz
Ron and Jake discuss the ins and outs of how to write comics and the differences between writing comics and writing screenplays.