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I've been writing for Marvel Comics since 2008 and, more recently, Dark Horse. If anyone would like a sample of a comic book script, let me know. The industry uses Word rather than special software, but there is a preferred format. I'm happy to share.  And the same goes for a story synopsis and beat sheet.
#1 - June 21, 2013, 08:15 AM
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Hey Jonathan.  When I saw the subject of your post, I assumed you were asking for help and was going to point you in the direction of Brandon Easton, a screenwriter/comic script writer.  He offers a lot of help on his website.  Instead, I see that you are OFFERING assistance, which I think is lovely.  I don't have any questions, just wanted to say how nice it is that you are here to help people.
#2 - June 21, 2013, 09:53 AM
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What Jen said.
#3 - June 21, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Sure! I'd love to see a format. I probably wouldn't write a comic book but my husband just might. Thanks!
#4 - June 21, 2013, 10:54 AM
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Jonathan: thanks so much for offering this! I'm sure it will be very helpful to many people.
#5 - June 21, 2013, 11:30 AM
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I'd actually love to see it, too.  I wasn't plan on writing a comic book, either, but I am interested in what that sort of thing would look like!
#6 - June 21, 2013, 11:35 AM

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 Yes please.
#7 - June 21, 2013, 12:34 PM
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I'm interested, too...wondering if it's similar to the manuscript I put together for my recent graphic science book. Thanks, Jonathan.
#8 - June 21, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Folks, you probably should PM your email addresses to Jonathan because otherwise, how will he know where to send it? (Anyone too new to have PM privileges can click on the "report to moderator" link in one of the posts and ask an admin to forward your email to him.)
#9 - June 21, 2013, 02:49 PM
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#10 - June 21, 2013, 03:18 PM

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Since I've recently returned, my absence started me back at square one. Which means I have to re-earn the privilege of sending or responding to private messages. Soooooo...if anyone does want a copy of that graphic novel script, include your email address in a private message to me and I'll send it off.
#11 - June 28, 2013, 11:59 AM
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Hi Jonathan. Always great to see another comics creator on the boards here!

Welcome back!
#12 - June 30, 2013, 04:45 PM
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Thanks...fun to be back.
#13 - July 11, 2013, 10:05 PM
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Since I'm still a relative newbie here, I can't respond to emails, so if you want a sample of a comic book script, send me a regular email at jonathan_maberry@yahoo.com. Mention Blue Boards in the subject bar.
#14 - August 04, 2013, 08:58 PM
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 The newbie club is a fantastic gathering of energetic minds. I'm glad to call you brother.
#15 - August 05, 2013, 07:14 PM

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