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    Default Books About Writing For Comic Panels

    I'm looking for a good book that is about writing for comic book panels. I heard Warren Ellis wrote one but don't know if I should check it out or not. I'm looking for books that explain not only writing dialogue and character development but page layouts as well. I'm wondering which books about writing for comic panels people find most useful and/ or would recommend?
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    Born under a wandrin Star Tobias March's Avatar
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    Gary Spencer Millidge's book is good - http://www.amazon.com/Comic-Book-Des.../dp/082309796X

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    Will Eisner's Comics and sequential art. I think it's a safe bet that everybody who ever wrote a book on doing comics has read that one.
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    Check out this thread in this forum from a few months back for suggestions:

    http://forums.comicbookresources.com...ve-suggestions

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    The Denny O' Neil book is great, and he uses examples from DC that most comic fans will be familiar with.

    But something else to consider is that there are now a lot of comic book scripts floating around online. Just reading scripts by different authors is a great way to learn the format.
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    Creating Comics from Start to Finish by Buddy Scaler, with interview from a number of creators.

    Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels - by Mark Ellis and Melissa Martin Ellis.

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