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Panel om at skrive tegneserier m. Peter David som deltagerComic Book Resources har en reportage fra et panel på Big Apple Con. Emnet var hvordan man som serieskaber får foden indenfor på det amerikanske marked, og i panelet sad repræsentanter for forskellige dele af branchen: Danny Fingeroth (tidligere redaktør hos Marvel), forfatteren Peter David, tegneren Khoi Pham (et af de nye håb) og John Barber (redaktøren af “Marvel Comics Presents”).

Der er mange gode råd undervejs, og selv om en del af dem er rettet mod det amerikanske marked, er der alligevel meget at hente hvis man er aspirerende “pro”.

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Caleb Monroes ressourcer for forfattereForfatteren Caleb Monroe har lavet en imponerende side med masser af ressourcer for vordende tegneserieforfattere – der er både masser af links og nogle artikler der kun findes på hans side. Her er indholdsfortegnelsen, så man kan få en ide om hvad der gemmer sig på siden:

01) Comic Writers’ Store
02) ENGINE Archive
03) Writing For Comics (General)
04) Comic Writing Columns
05) Publications
06) The Idea
07) The Characters
08) The Plot
09) Scripting
10) Sample Scripts
11) Pacing and Pageflow
12) Working With an Artist
13) Working With a Letterer
14) Writing the Pitch
15) Preparing a Successful Submission
16) Interacting With Editors
17) From the Editors’ Perspective
18) Short Comics
19) Staying In After Breaking In
20) Miscellaney

Der er stof til mange timers granskelse hvis man er interesseret i at skrive tegneserier professionelt.

Læs med når forfatterne arbejder

Green Arrow : Year OneOvre på Warren Ellis forums The Engine – der jo er flittigt besøgt af industry bigshots – er der en tråd, hvor forfatterne poster en side eller to af det manuskript de arbejder med netop nu.

Der er mange gode og interessante indlæg imellem (bl.a. Brian Wood, Matt Fraction, Dave Gibbons og Ed Brubacker), men i mine øjne render Andy Diggle nok med prisen for denne side fra Green Arrow – Year One #4:

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1) Ollie steps out onto the out on the upper rear deck of the yacht, where he fought Hackett back in issue 1. He looks down at something off-panel, surprised —

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AND THEN I SEE IT.

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STILL LYING ON THE DECK WHERE I DROPPED IT, A LIFETIME AGO…

2) BIG. Low angle. Down on one knee, Ollie picks up the ROBIN HOOD BOW – the one he bought at the auction in the first issue – which has been lying forgotten on the yacht’s deck all this time. Ollie holds it lying across his upturned palms, almost reverentially, as if it’s some kind of fragile holy relic. This is a major turning point in his life, so give this image some real weight. He’s taking his very destiny in his hands…

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IT’S BEEN WAITING FOR ME.

3) BIG. Full-width panel. Close, intense. Now Ollie holds the bow out to us, held sideways in his fist in the extreme foreground, his eyes nailing us with laser-beam intensity above the line of the bow. Determined and resolute. And in this moment, the true Green Arrow is born!

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IT’S ALWAYS BEEN WAITING.

Der fik han lige solgt et eksemplar mere af den serie – jeg kan endda høre soundtracket! ;)

Men har du den mindste interesse i forfattere og manuskripter, er det en rigtig god tråd at kigge på.

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Ovre på ComicMix har John Ostrander (nok bedst kendt for at være manden der gjorde den invalide Barbara Gordon til computergeniet Oracle) skrevet et fint indlæg om det at skrive.

What does a writer do?

I did an interview recently and I was asked what advice I could give to someone who also wanted to be a writer. I get asked that at classes, lectures or seminars and I always answer by asking that question.

It’s not a trick question, although some people seem to think it is. Generally, I get answers like:
a) writers create stories
b) writers make up characters
c) writers make up things

It’s actually a lot simpler, more basic, and far tougher than all of the above.

What does a writer do? A writer writes. We don’t simply think about writing or talk about writing or imagine ourselves writing, although every writer I know does that and, in many cases, prefers to do that. It’s a hell of a lot easier than actually doing the work. However, if that’s all you do, then you’re not a writer. You’re a wannabee.

Og der er meget mere … smut derover og læs, hvis det interesserer dig.