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Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games

1st Edition

By Christy Marx


248 pages

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Paperback: 9780240805825
pub: 2006-10-25

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Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games explains the practical aspects of creating scripts for animation, comics, graphic novels, and computer games. It details how you can create scripts that are in the right industry format, and follow the expected rules for you to put your best foot forward to help you break-in to the trade. This book explains approaches to writing for exterior storytelling (animation, games); interior/exterior storytelling (comics and graphic novels), as well as considerations for non-linear computer games in the shortest, pithiest, and most economical way. The author offers insider's advice on how you can present work as professional, how to meet deadlines, how visual writing differs from prose, and the art of collaboration.


This book will not teach you how to write, but rather is to help someone who can write learn how to write in the correct format and follow the right rules. It is about the craft of writing, the practical rules, guidelines, tips, and tricks that will prepare you to approach these fields on a professional level of competency.- HTReview,January 2007

"Marx, who has more than 25 years experience writing for a variety of media - including animation, comic books, and video games - presents a practical guide for those interested in pursuing a career in this field. …if you're really curious about and interested in this type of writing, Marx's book will definitely help you move towards your goal.? -Camcorder &Computer Video

Table of Contents

History/Evolution of the art form: Genres and Categories, Where I'm Coming From; The Basics: Terms and Nomenclature, The Script Format, Beyond the Basics (advice, tips and tricks); Breaking & Entering: Ways to Break In, Location, Agents, Unions & Organizations, Books and Links.

About the Author

Based in Los Angeles, California. Christy Marx is a writer, story editor, series developer, game designer, and interactive writer. Her many credits include: Babylon 5 and the Twilight Zone; 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; He-Man; X-Men Evolution; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Lord of the Rings; Elfquest; and more.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Digital