Downloadable MS Word comic book script template!


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From time to time, folks have asked me for a format template for writing a comic book script. I finally took a few minutes to prep one — so download the MS Word template here!

This is the format I use every day, a variation of the version the great Fred Van Lente introduced me to when we were co-writing Incredible Hercules back in the day. It’s a simple MS Word document with two custom formats — ACTION and DIALOGUE. The dialogue in the script is formatted using the “DIALOGUE” format, shockingly enough. Everything else is formatted using “ACTION.”

I wrote up some thoughts and examples of other formatting things I do in the body of the template.

Hope it’s helpful, and all the best! And for an another example of a great template, please feel free to check out Fred’s original version here!

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