More novels and motion
pictures are being repurposed as graphic novels to fill a thirsty
market than ever before. Just ask the hungry,125,000+ attendees
at Comic-Con in San Diego, as well as around the nation and the
world. From trade paper to hard cover to iPad and tablet, this
is a media experiencing growth like no other. No matter what
you’ve written, there is a large
potential audience for your work as a graphic novel -- providing
you know and use the tricks of the trade to properly write the
script. It’s more than just bits of dialog and direction.
Now you can learn the secrets...free.
panel has successfully written scripts for everything from the
Avengers, to Star Wars, Matrix, Batman, Indiana Jones, New Teen
Titans, and many others, and will share the secrets of success
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RANDALL KESEL started her comics career with a writing assignment
for DC Comics. Dick Giordano then recruited her as an associate
editor, working first with Marv Wolfman on the New Teen Titans titles
and eventually on most of the DC line. She developed the first
mainstream gaming-related comics by turning TSR’s Dragonlance,
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, Forgotten Realms, etc.,
into popular comic books.
Writing assignments for DC included Batgirl, Hawk & Dove,
and Spelljammer series.
Moving to Oregon, Barbara then joined the staff of Dark Horse
Comics as employee #12 of the emerging company. She developed and
edited many titles there, including Hellboy, Star Wars, Aliens,
and Indiana Jones comics. She also wrote for and helped
develop Dark Horse’s CGW line and spent three years as Managing
Leaving to pursue a freelance life, she wrote comics for Wildstorm
(now part of DC), DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, and did freelance editing
for Flypaper Press and others.
In 1999, Barbara was recruited by Mark Alessi to create the CrossGen
universe. CG represented an attempt to recreate the bullpen environment
that spawned the early Marvel titles. Writers and artists who usually
worked in independent studios were brought together as employees.
Barbara’s job as Head Writer was to write two monthly titles
and oversee continuity on all others, as well as maintain the company’s
concept bible. The company collapsed, but the properties are being
revived by Marvel Comics.
Since 2004, Barbara has been a creative gun for hire and continues
to develop, write and edit properties for a growing list of comics
and other media clients.
EDMUND graduated from the UCLA screenwriting semesters program,
and then quickly became a creative development executive at Platinum
Studios. After 2 years he went freelance and began writing
as a gun for hire for many different companies for FILM, TELEVISION,
FEATURE ANIMATION, and COMICS projects.
He has written for companies including ZENESCOPE, SILVER DRAGON
BOOKS, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, ANIMAL PLANET, SPIKE TV, JUMP START
INTERACTIVE, BRANDED FILMS, and GENETIC ENTERTAINMENT.
Neo has just finished writing an episode for HUB TV animated series
entitled “Rise of the Dual Masters”.
Neo co-wrote an animated feature script for China Film Group with
the legendary Marv Wolfman, and is currently working on a new Y.A.
werewolf-novel series “Children of the Moon.”
KRUEGER graduated from Marquette University with a degree
in Journalism. He won two Addy Awards during his first year as
a copywriter. A year later he became a creative director at Marvel
Comics and has since become a freelance comic book writer/property
His original works include the Foot Soldiers, Alphabet Supes,
The Clock Maker and the soon-to-be-released, The Last
Straw Man. His first short film, They Might Be Dragons,
which he wrote, directed, and produced won "Best In Class" at
NYU and a "Best Short Film" award from The New York
Independent Film Festival.
Other comic book writing includes the award-winning Earth X
trilogy for Marvel Comics, as well as Avengers, X-Men, Star
Wars, Matrix and Batman, and he has since introduced
two new comic book formats.
On the drawing board are such projects as Micronauts, Galactic for
Dark Horse Entertainment, The Lion (a C.S. Lewis-like fantasy),
and a new short film called "Looking Out For No. One (or is
that No One?)" and the Justice League for DC Comics.
Jim is also president and publisher of his own comic book entertainment
company, 26 Soldiers, and was named as one of the top ten writers
in comics and an innovator in the field by Wizard Magazine.
HOLCOMB began his writing career in the sixth grade (at age
13) when one of his plays was professionally performed by the
American Conservatory Theater.
He has published poetry, essays and short stories and has written
more than 50 comic book stories for franchises such as THE X-MEN,
as well as original and licensed properties for Defiant, Valiant,
Acclaim, Big Entertainment, FUNimation, Marvel Comics, DC
Comics. His screen work has appeared on UPN, the Sci-Fi Channel
and the SHOWTIME Channel.
He is the co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the creative
development firm ANDROMEDA ENTERTAINMENT, which adapts screenplays
into graphic novels, creating one of the earliest sources of “illustrated
He has sold to the STAR TREK television franchise at Paramount
Studios and worked on projects with the Gene Roddenberry Estate.
He has also written for the critically acclaimed animation series
SHADOW RAIDERS, as well as consulted for several video game companies,
film production companies and publishing houses.
He is a regular contributor on fiction and screenwriting to STORYFIX.COM,
ranked one of the top fiction writing sites on the internet, and
is a lecturer on scriptwriting and comic book / graphic novel writing
at the University of California.
His most recent screenplay is FINAL DOWN (a NFL
team disaster film) and is completing a work book for writers entitled The
Pass: A Proven System for Getting Quickly from Notion to
His children’s story, Oliver and the Four-Piece Regency-Style
Bedroom Set of Death is being adapted for the screen.
His writer’s companion book, HOLLYWOOD & TAO: A
Screenwriter Reflects on the Tao Te Ching will be released
in the Fall of 2012.