comic scripting


From Strip To Script – Secret Wars: Secret Love #1

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. Ah, Spring, when a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love. Of course, it’s fall now, but there’s always […]

From Strip To Script – Poorcraft

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. Speaking of learning, it’s not all superfights and genre exercises in this merry medium of comicky books. Sometimes, people remember […]

From Strip To Script – Metal Gear Solid

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. By the time you read this, I will already be playing the new Metal Gear Solid game. Probably. I have […]

From Strip To Script – Why I Hate Saturn

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. Appropriately enough for the page we’re about to look at, I am completely, utterly, entirely blocked up when it comes […]

From Strip To Script – The Avengers (No, The First Ones)

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. You know, I don’t actually think I’ve ever seen an episode of The Avengers. No, I don’t mean Avengers: United […]

From Strip To Script – Jaco The Galactic Patrolman

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. So like many growing lads of a certain age waybackwhen, I was introduced to Japanese cartoons via Dragon Ball Z, […]

From Strip To Script – Gotham Central #2

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. Okay, look…I’m going to pull you aside, conspiratorially, for a second. All clear? Just us? Okay. I have mixed feelings […]

From Strip To Script – Uncanny X-Men #255

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. I’ve tried to avoid doing the same series twice in this column, just because there’s eighty-million-gajillion-and-five comic books out there, […]

From Strip To Script – Nextwave, Agents Of H.A.T.E.

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. I mentioned Warren Ellis last week, as his Come in Alone column was what put The Metabarons on my radar. […]


From Strip To Script – Chloe Noonan: Monster Hunter

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she’s a bit crap, and so are the monsters, and so is everything in life, […]

From Strip To Script – Centaurs, Man

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. I don’t usually do comics that dropped the same week that I write this column, mostly out of my own […]

From Strip To Script – Daredevil: Born Again

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. I’ve never been all that into Daredevil as a character; frankly, I already follow the adventures of a lapsed Catholic […]

From Strip To Script – Assassination Classroom!

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it. Some credit for this week’s installment should go to Bleeding Cool’s own Adi Tantimedh, whose Look! It Moves! column on Assassination Classroom convinced me to finally give that series […]

From Strip To Script – Pre-Hellboy Mike Mignola In X-Force Issue #8

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it. In this installment: Sam’s just been murdered by a dinosaur-man from the ‘60s! But is Sam actually a secret immortal?! Maybe?! This comic could be about that, but the […]

From Strip To Script – Sonic The Hedgehog

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it. The first comic I ever read was Uncanny X-Men, that’s a matter of public record (aka, it’s a thing I’ve talked about a few times here). However, the first […]

From Strip To Script – Barbarella

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it. Semi-recently: Humanoids Inc.  (Les Humanoïdes Associés if you’re nasty), brought their current output of English translations of European comics to Comixoloxy. Cue me freaking out with delight, but still […]

From Strip to Script – Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I take a shot at reverse-engineering a script from a finished page of someone else’s comic. So, I’m still working my way through my #fourcomics picks: this time out, we’ll be tackling what’s been my favorite comic series for years, Eiichiro Oda’s One […]

From Strip to Script – A Jack Kirby Fight Scene

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I take a shot at reverse-engineering a script from a finished page of someone else’s comic. This time, I’m going to attempt to script what I consider to be the unscriptable: a Jack Kirby fight scene. Not just any Kirby fight scene, but […]

From Strip To Script – The Webcomic Bear Beater Bunyan

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I take a shot at reverse-engineering a script from a finished page of someone else’s comic. Having done ten of these now, I’ve decided to turn my gaze Inward, seeking greater knowledge through self-exami—nah, I just thought it’d be interesting to try to […]