Friday Comic – You’re Milking This

Good morning,

Attached is my most recent script for the weekly comic collaboration group that I am part of. The topic this week was ‘cooking’ but I mistakenly misread it as ‘food’. This story was heavily inspired by my sons interaction with me during the week.

You can downloaded the script here and don’t forget to check out my other scripts here.

Regards,

N.S. Paul

Wednesday Support – From script to comic

Good evening,

The following resource comes courtesy of current Thunderbolts scribe Jim Zub.

Making Comics Progression: Script to Final

Regards,

N.S. Paul

Tuesday Kickstarter – Merrick – The Gambler’s Cards

Morning all,

This week I would like to share a new Kickstarter that I came across. If you are unsure if you want to support the project, the creators have offered their first issue for free online.

All the best,

N.S. Paul

Friday comic – Woodlife

Good morning,

This Friday I bring you a another one page short that I am working on for the Reddit Collab group. The theme this week was ‘the wood’.

Download the script here.

Regards,

N.S. Paul

Friday Comic – Minos in The Banshee of Donegal (Script)

Good morning folks,

So the following script was one my earlier attempts at writing a short comic. This was originally designed to be a one off five page short to introduce the titular character and the universe in which he lives in.

The script then developed into a trilogy of stories following Minos, a very old mercenary minotaur and his travels in Ireland. It is my hope to revisit this title after Resurrection Men.

Check out the script here.

Regards,

N. S. Paul

Wednesday Night – Why I blog

Evening all,

I was recently asked by a computer of all things, why I blog. So I thought I would share with you all my vision for this website and why I blog.

I am aspiring to be a comic writer. Writing a blog is a means to an end.

  1. It helps me develop my craft.
  2. It’s an outlet to meet other creative minded types.
  3. I like sharing resources and guides that have been shared with me or that I have come across.
  4. And It raises my own profile as a writer.

I know that on my site I also mention that this blog is also about my musical side which is something that I’ve been doing for over 15 years. So this site will host another aspect that I wish to share with people. The reasons;

  1. It encourages me to compose for new mediums out width of popular music.
  2. It gets me to develop my musical ability full stop.

So were do I see this blog going? Well I thought I would put some measurable targets for my career in comics. I hope to revisit these when I get to these milestones but this will shoe you were I want to go. So here we go;

  1. 12 months from the completion of this post I will have one finished 22 page comic of Resurrection Men available to the viewing public on this site that will be released one page at a time over the course of 22 weeks. I hope to have lettered the comic myself.
  2. 24 months after this blog post I hope to have at least two issues completed  of Resurrection Men available to view online and maybe consider running a kickstarter where I will get the remaining two issues of the series drawn up and hopefully have people who would like to purchase a trade paperback of all four issues. I hope to have lettered my comic again but also offer my services to other creators.
  3. 36 months after this blog post I hope to have four issues of my comic Resurrection Men published digitally (for free through my website), have run a successful Kickstarter campaign that allows supporters of my project to be able to buy a trade paperback of the series and have started a new second series and also have enough money saved/earned through my own savings and hopefully through Kickstarter to pay for the next issue of the new series. I would also like to share my work at the London Comic Con if I’m still based in East England. The idea being that the previous Kickstarter will fund the next. I should point that I intend to finance my first series of four issues from my own savings.

So yeah there we have it. Hopefully, this will show you were I see this is going.

Regards,

N.S. Paul

Wednesday Support – Breaking into Comics and Others

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Good morning,

This weeks support comes from many different threads and web searching. I remember when I started writing seriously and I found it difficult to find concise help and information so I do hope this Wednesday blog does that. Thanks for all those that have submitted or shared links.

The first is an article about breaking into the comics industry by Dark Horse Editor Jim Gibbons.

Breaking into Comics by Jim Gibbons

The next link comes from Fred Van Lente who has create a really cool info graph about common errors new writers make. Would recommend you check it out.

The top 5 mistakes people make when creating comics by Fred Van Lente

The next link has to do with writers learning to appreciate their artist collaborators which I think is oft over looked when you are new to comics.

The reality of drawing by John Chalos

Sticking with the theme of today, I though this was a great little comic about breaking into the industry by C. Spike Trotman.

This is Everything I I Know by C. Spike Trotman.

Writers, don’t be like this.

Illustrations of the People Who Want You to Work For Free by BOOOOOOOM.

The real cost for paying someone to work on your comic.

Scott Snyder Makes More on Wytches than Batman – The Price of Working in Comic Books by Rich Johnston.

The last post today comes from Charles Soule and Jim Zub.

So you Wanna Write Comics? by Patrick Dane.

All the best,

N. S. Paul

Friday Comic – My Teeth! (Comic)

Good morning everyone,

I am very proud to showcase my second finished comic. The script for My Teeth! was shared last Friday and you can pick it up here.

Like my last finished comic, My Teeth! was created through the comic creators group I work with and this theme was all about dinosaurs.  I changed the title of the story to be named after the character of the story.

Like the previous comic, I took a stab at lettering. I was having to rush on this one so I could meet the deadline for releasing it in a week. I would have looked to move some sound effects behind the characters but its currently beyond my skill level at the moment. Hoping to make improvements moving forward for the next story.

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You can download it here in higher definition.

All the best,

N. S. Paul

Wednesday Support – Catch up!

Good evening,

I thought I would just do a quick we post on all the different topic I’ve covered so far.

Wednesday Support – Lettering

Wednesday Support – Lettering and colouring resources

Wednesday Support – Anthologies

Wednesday Support – Comic Balloons and clarity

More updates will be coming but please do check the above links out and develop your own craft.

All the best,

N. S. Paul

Friday Comic – Home (Comic)

Good morning everyone,

I am very pleased and proud to release my first finished comic to the world. Home was part of a biweekly comic circle I currently take part in were the writers are given a theme and have to write a four panel one page script in one week. The following week, a random artist will be picked and draw said scripts again within a week.

In this case the theme was ‘space’ and I saw an opportunity to take a previous short story and make it into a comic book. This was also my first attempt at lettering a piece of comic work and I’m fairly pleased with the outcomes.

You can download the comic in higher definition here or read continue to read below.

Home

As part of this project I also ended up lettering another artists/writers work which you can see below or again download from here.

Onwards

If you are interested in joining the group please contact me at admin@nspaul.co.uk.

All the best,

N. S. Paul