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My Writing & Editing Process

by Caley Tibbittz Collopy

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Hi there! If you've ever wondered what the difference between a writer and an editor/director is, and if you've ever wondered about my writing/editing process or why a page gets posted at 12:30 am instead of several hours earlier... well, here ya go, the actual script page I was working from while drawing http://eternalknights.thecomicseries.com/comics/32:


I write in straight screenplay format and then break it down into panels on the fly.

Cheri got added to the scene late when I realized what a great emotional counterpoint she'd be to Jack and James.

Zora got added to the scene late too; it's her bar, but she and Jack never really talk before the story that follows this one, so I hadn't put her in. She's a better person for James to talk to energy-wise, especially as they have a history that will come into play later.

And dialogue breakup and even lines that have survived at least 11 drafts sometimes need changing or deletion when the ink hits the paper.

 

...so, there you go. I skip panel breakups at the writing stage, and this is what happens next.

Soup Sock,
-Caley Tibbittz

   

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