How to Write Comics

There must be something in the water this week. Lots of writers are spreading their knowledge in regards to writing comics and if it’s something you’re genuinely interested in, then there’s some great info in the following articles:

Jim Zub – Writer of Skullkickers
Rambling About How I Write Comics
Here Comes the Pitch

Ed Brisson – Writer of Murder Book and Comeback
How I Got Here & Advice You Didn’t Ask For

Glenn Arseneau – Writer of The Price and Greyman
Start With Story

Jeremy Holt – Writer of Cobble Hill and Southern Dog
Strange Love: Or How I Stopped Worrying About Breaking into Comic Books

and of course…

Wes Locher – Writer of this website and some comic books
Right Place at the Write Time

If I missed any solid articles, let me know!


I’m not sure how this slipped through the cracks, but a month ago I did a column on Dialogue for my comic book writing column, Right Place at the Write Time, which I contribute for the website Fanboy Buzz.

It’s a few scattered thoughts on how a writer makes his or her mark on a comic along with some tips and tricks for shoving all those words into those tiny balloon things. It also includes some of the rules that I’ve learned as I’m stumbled and fumbled my way through comics thus far.

I hope it’s helpful!



The Best Worst Advice

A few days ago, I wrote a new installment of my comics writing column for Fanboy Buzz, Right Place at the Write Time, in which I discussed my thoughts on some famous words of advice from Robert Kirkman. It falls a bit out of the timeline that I had planned, but I was feeling passionate about the material.

Check it out right here: Right Place at the Write Time #7: The Best Worst Advice

Give it a read and feel free to share your thoughts!

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Storytelling Styles and Pacing

In an attempt to keep some momentum going with my comic book writing column, Right Place at the Write Time, I’ve added a new article about Storytelling Styles and Pacing.

In this column I start the dissection of the comic book page and over the course of the next few installments I’ll be exploring all of the different elements that you should keep in mind as a writer. I hope it’s as much fun to read as it was to write!

Give it a read over on Fanboy Buzz. I hope you find it helpful!
Stay tuned for more!

From Story to Script

Over the past few months, I’ve been contributing a column called Right Place at the Write Time to the website Fanboy Buzz. The focus is all about how to write comic books.

Since writing is a process, I’ve decided to detail the who shebang from motivation, how to make time to write, how to come up with idea, and how to turn those awesome ideas into comics. I’m by no means a master at this point, but I enjoy teaching and sharing knowledge so the whole goal is to learn together!

In the fifth column, I discuss how to take an idea and turn it into a comic book script. Check it out if you haven’t!

This column is fueled by feedback, so if you think I’m crazy and wrong and silly, let me know! If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to talk about, also let me know!