This is a small selection of scripts from my comics, which you may find useful. Another excellent and extensive resource, containing scripts donated by dozens of writers, is the Comic Book Script Archive.
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Act I of the script for my graphic novel JULIUS, written in 2003. This script shows my original script format (JULIUS was written entirely in Final Draft — see below), and is a good example of how I direct an artist I've never worked with before.
• JULIUS Act I script (PDF).
By comparison, this script for issue #9 of WASTELAND shows my more recent format (essentially the same but with some tweaks) and is much looser — by the time this was written, in late 2006, Chris and I had been working together for almost a year. The style and direction is therefore more casual.
• WASTELAND #9 script (PDF).
SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON THE STREETS #1
This 2010 format for SHADOWLAND: BLOOD ON THE STREETS is barely any different to 2006, just a couple of tweaks here and there. This was another case of working with a new artist, so some of the direction is quite formal and detailed. By the time this script was written, I'd moved to writing entirely in Scrivener.
• SHADOWLAND: BotS #1 script (PDF).
The debut issue of UMBRAL, from 2013. The format has, again, barely changed; but this script was for Chris Mitten, and by now we'd already made around 700 pages of comics together. So if you thought WASTELAND #9 was informal, just wait till you read this. There are also fairly extensive writer's notes on this issue on tumblr. Once again, written entirely in Scrivener.
• UMBRAL #1 script (PDF).
Scrivener features an integrated Comic Script format template which I designed in conjunction with the application's author, and is based on my original Final Draft template. Click here for an article showing how I use this template.
• Scrivener website
As of Version 8.0, Final Draft includes some graphic novel scripting templates with the application. However, they are in my opinion rather poor and old-fashioned, and I continue to use my own template, as explained above.
My Final Draft template is available in two versions, for v6 or v8.
• Final Draft v6 template
• Final Draft v8 template
N.B.: These templates were originally designed for the versions stated of Final Draft, on Mac OS X. They should run on other platforms and versions, but I can't guarantee that, and I don't support it in any way. The templates are supplied as-is, with no warranty or indemnity given or implied. If Final Draft breaks or your computer blows up, it's not my fault. By downloading the templates, you agree to this disclaimer.
• Fountain comics format template
• Slugline, a screenwriting app designed to use Fountain natively from Stu Maschwitz, one of Fountain's creators.
• Highland, a Fountain-based screenwriting and PDF conversion app from John August, another of Fountain's creators.