.mattfraction

Two of my favorite writers in comics open write a very similar opening shot in their respective first issues in two wildly different ways to the above results.

There’s not a right way to do this — just lots of wrong ways for you.

What do you have to write to get the page out of your head?

Top, FROM HELL #1 - Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, and the attendant script pages for Page One, Panel One (taken from FROM HELL: THE COMPLEAT SCRIPTS, 1994).

Bottom, PUNISHER WAR ZONE #1 - Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, and the attendant script for Page One, Panel One (excerpt from original document).

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  1. thisguyharrison reblogged this from mattfractionblog and added:
    This is genius. And perfect.
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    Alan Moore should print his scripts and sell them.
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    Holyshit I could just read an Alan Moore “script” like this all day. Actually, why isn’t he doing movies? I mean, he is...
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    Read Eddie Campbell's own reflections on this scene - what he chose to keep, ignore, and modify from Alan Moore's...
  17. dagdammit reblogged this from kierongillen and added:
    This hits unexpectedly close to home.
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    I’m nearly done with the scripting phase for Uncle, so I’ve been meaning to talk a little about my very limited...