View Full Version : Writing Comics: A place to start

08-15-2003, 05:35 PM

John Freeman: Down The Tubes (http://www.downthetubes.net) -
Comic Book Resources (http://cbr.cc) -
Suite101: Writing Comic Books/Strips (http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/writing_comic_books_strips) -
James Hundall: Secrets of Writing Comics (http://www.jameshudnall.com/toc.htm)
Matt Fleury: Writing For Comics (http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9925/) -
Dave A. Law: Creating Comics (http://www.members.shaw.ca/creatingcomics/) -
Warren Ellis: Come In Alone (http://www.comicbookresources.com/columns/archive.cgi?column=cia) -
Christopher Priest: Writer's Style Guide (http://phonogram.us/comics/style/style_guide.htm) -


Christopher Priest: Script Archive (http://phonogram.us/admin/archivescr.htm)

[I know I already made that other list, but this one will be better... as soon as I finish it. Found some more handy links.]

08-15-2003, 10:58 PM
thanks Marcus!!!!!!!!!!

u r DA MAN! when it comes to research ehehee

later days
lia etc

03-01-2004, 01:28 PM
I second that!

you one bad........shut your mouth!!!

thanks for posting this thread

See ya

01-20-2005, 02:08 AM
That Christopher Priest site is amazing! Every comic book writer,penciller,inker,letterer should read this!!! Very informative for knowing what REAL editors expect!!! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!

03-03-2008, 04:45 PM
Scott McCloud has a series of three books that are pretty good:

Understanding Comics
Reinventing Comics
Making Comics

08-05-2008, 07:28 PM
Ouch, the Priest thing is a good one. Makes me wonder if I really want to be in the "business" or just be content to make "art."

12-19-2008, 04:44 PM
thank u dorfmeisther... those books are a must aspiring artist/writers

11-03-2010, 07:05 PM
thanks for the links! I've been seriously thinking about writing comic books for a while now but i just didn't know where to start. I've also been reading Scott McCloud's books and I gotta say, they've definitely provided some great insight about comics!

03-11-2011, 04:34 AM
Nice post, thanks for sharing this information and links.

04-07-2011, 09:21 AM

I am new to this forum and drawing comics used to be my passion (when I was younger!). Anyway, I have started to get back into things now that I used to enjoy in my earlier years.

I have made a page about drawing super heroes and have referenced the book 'How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way'. I picked it up years ago and still have a copy somewhere.

Anyway, my page is How To Draw A Super Hero (http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Draw-A-Super-Hero). I have not tried to say I know what is best, or that I know everything about it. I simply wanted to do a quick webpage for beginners to understand how super heroes are drawn in comics, as so many people are into it.

I am hoping that posters on this forum are real experts so could anyone give me feedback on the page I wrote? Maybe something I should include or something I should not include? Or even if anybody has examples of what they have done that I could use as a reference.

All feedback greatly appreciated!


06-15-2011, 05:54 PM
thanks for the links mate!