Scripting It!

the full script in all its glory
Air-Heads! (Nick name for fans of Air-Heart?)
Welcome to another all-new edition of the same old blog. As I mentioned last time, I'm in the scripting phase of the new book. That being the case I thought that I would share a little bit of my writing process with you. To the left you can see what will mostly likely be the full script for the entire story. Say what?! It's only one page long man! It's true. I am just not a full-script kind of guy, sure I've worked from a full-script in the past, but seeing as I'm an artist first and a writer second, I find myself wanting to keep the spontaneity of working in a more visual way. Baring that in mind, my script (blurred out to prevent spoilers) is only one page long. On it I specify a few essential things such as; the principal characters involved in the story, the motives of said characters, a break down of the acts and plot, subplot and designs I'll need to develop for the story.

Having completed this "micro-script" I'm just about ready to start working on some thumbnails. The only thing stopping me is that while this script provides an overview of all of the most important information, what it doesn't cover is what each scene will be about. I usually create another one or two page document in which I break down the story just a bit further into the individual scenes that make it up, so that I can make sure I have a clear direction and pacing before I start sketching out my ideas. Otherwise the artist in me will just go wacky trying to cram every visual idea in my head into every scene.

So, as it stands right now, I'm about to start working on the scene breakdown. After that I'll be able to break out the pens and pencils and start thumbnailing away. You can expect to start seeing some drawing for the book coming up very soon. If all goes well I should be sketching by the next time I post. The story is coming together slowly but surely, and I'm ironing out some of the issues I was having earlier on. It's a challenging process as always, but the payoff is oh so sweet.

Well, that's about it for this time, check back soon to find out the latest! Also don't forget to like us on facebook (Air-Heart) and follow us on twitter at @airheartcomic!



  1. Amazing! I wouldn't have the patience. But I guess your craft involves a whole lot of planning to make your work flow -- and make sense (my generation was told to Stop Making Sense a long time ago...look it up, kid). By the way, keep your paper dry; I hear there's some nasty storminess happening down your way.

    1. Thanks! It does take some work to keep a focused direction for a longer narritive. Talking Heads reference... Nice! They formed at RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) where I once applied. I will attempt to keep my paper dry, it' been raining non-stop all day long.