Comic book scripts

It's really hard to make a name for yourself in the comic book industry. You may have a great idea for a character, but chances are it's really just a slight twist on a past character. Or you may be one of the most artistic people you know, but there are at least 100 other artists out there submitting their work to the same editors you are. So no easy ticket into the field. That's why it's so refreshing to find a site such as The Comic Book Script Archive. The site is an excellent starting point for artists and writers because it allows you to download comic book scripts from some pretty well-known writers. Brian Michael Bendis, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis and Matt Fraction, just to name a few. And throw in some Neil Gaiman, Geoff Johns, Mark Millar and Alan Moore just for good measure. The scripts are in Word format, and you can also check out the webpages of the respective writers. By reading the scripts, you can get a great idea as to how panels should be laid out and how the story should flow. You may think that this would really be best for writers, but artists should check them out as well to get a sense of illustrative pacing. Also, if you're published a script that you’d like to donate to the list (or know of a few scripts that should be added) you can contact the webmaster at the site at The Comic Book Script Archive