Back in Feburary, I posted that I started a comic book writing class at a local community college. It finished up in May.
Since the class was a 100 level course, we covered the basics comic book script format and the comic book industry itself. Read some interviews by Stan Lee, Neil Gaiman, Devin Grayson and others. We watched and analyzed the Dark Knight Rises and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies. We did read and breakdown a couple comic books. It is a good day when you have to go a comic book store for school supplies.
As one would expect, we had to write a script for a comic book. I had planned to use a story idea with my Night Nurse character fighting a monster in Riverside, California. Since the students would have different levels of knowledge with comic book characters, the instructor wanted us to characters from DC or Marvel.
So I pulled out a story idea I had worked on in the past, but abandoned. Wonder Woman helps Supergirl fight off a super powered stalker. When we workshopped the scripts in class, people in other groups where listening to mine instead of the ones they were reading. One person told me that mine was far more interesting.
Now time to punch my ego square in the face. If you are interested, I posted the final draft of my script titled, "I for an I" here
at deviantart. I would like construtive criticism, but on the internet that is rarer than a virgin in LA. So, please be kind. (That's probably what the virgin said too.)
Since the class is part of a larger Sequential and Comic art certificate, the instructor allowed us to create a cover for the final draft. I used my Poser skills to set the mood of the story with this image:
Thanks for letting me ramble.