Comic book and super-hero fans, rejoice! This volume includes seven scriptsâmostly super-hero tales, plus one war/horror storyâfrom a writer whose work has been published by DC Comics, among others. Robert T. Jeschonek has written plenty of scripts in his career, and these seven will shine a light on his writing process, his wild imaginationâ¦and some thrilling and thought-provoking adventures. The first in a series collecting some of his best work, this action-packed book includes seven scripts: "Super-Powered Poser Blues" "My Date With Godling" "The Mime: On Bread Alone" "Young Soldiers Never Die" "The Child Is Father to the Man" "Johnstown Man: Losing Ground" "Don't Tug on Superstar's Cape" Don't miss this collection of seven comic book scripts for one low price. Itâs the latest book from award-winning storyteller Robert T. Jeschonek (My Favorite Band Does Not Exist), a master of unique and unexpected fiction that packs a punch. Reviews "A year ago we had never heard of Robert T. Jeschonek. Yet now, we have great fondness for his screwball stories. Like us, he knows superheroes are a nutty bunch, but he loves âem just the same." â Eric Searleman, Superheronovels.com "Robert Jeschonek is the literary love child of Tim Burton and Neil Gaimanâhis fiction is cutting edge, original, and pulsing with dark and fantastical life. His stories suck me in and refuse to let me go until the last pageâ¦" â Adrian Phoenix, critically acclaimed author of The Maker's Song series and Black Dust Mambo "â¦Robert Jeschonek is a towering talent..." â Mike Resnick, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author "JeschonekÂ´s stories are delightfully insane, a pleasure to readâ¦" â FÃ¡bio Fernandes, Fantasy Book Critic Contents Script collection plus story previews About the Author Robert T. Jeschonek is an award-winning writer whose fiction, comics, essays, articles, and podcasts have been published around the world. DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, and DAW have published his work. According to Hugo and Nebula Award winner Mike Resnick, Robert "is a towering talent." Robert was nominated for the British Fantasy Award for his story, "Fear of Rain." His young adult urban fantasy novel, My Favorite Band Does Not Exist, is now available from Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and received a starred review from Booklist. Visit him online at www.thefictioneer.com. You can also find him on Facebook and follow him as @TheFictioneer on Twitter. For news on his latest online projects, visit the Pie Press website at www.piepresspublishing.com.
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Seven Comic Book Scripts Volume One
What's the one thing I love more than reading comic books and graphic novels? Writing them, of course. There is no other type of writing exactly like it. Screenplay writing comes close, but even so, isn't quite the same animal.
Comics are a truly unique art form, an amalgam of prose, film, still photography, visual poetry, and whatever other creative elements a writer and artist decide to toss into the pot. Mapping them out in a script, conveying the precise instructions needed to realize a specific vision (while leaving room for improvisation along the way) is a challenge…and a joy.
I've been writing comic scripts for many years. Sometimes, these scripts came to life on the printed page with finished artwork…and sometimes they didn't. But they were all part of the learning process that eventually led to the publication of my work at DC Comics. Every one of them was valuable for this reason, and also because of the sheer fun I had writing them.
Now, it's time to look back at some of the scripts I've written. Some were "spec" projects—attempts at getting a publisher to look at and perhaps publish my work. Others were commissioned by small press publishers but never saw the light of day for one reason or another. I wrote some just because I had a great idea and couldn't wait to see it on paper. Two ("The Mime" and "Johnstown Man") were part of a hometown comics project in the 1980s. And others, I wrote just for fun....