Sunday, July 30, 2006

Just Passin' Through...

Just got back from the Isle of Man yesterday, after two weeks cooped up in a cottage with my mum, my brothers, their wives and girlfriends and kids (and mine!). Fun in a bun!

Now I'm running around like a hamster in a wheel trying to get myself ready to fly to Stockholm first thing tomorrow morning, for a four-day-long meeting...

At some point in the indeterminate future, I hope to sleep.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Tom Frame RIP

Tom Frame passed away yesterday, taken by cancer. He was the finest letterer in British comics, his work synonymous with JUDGE DREDD for almost 30 years.

More importantly he was a hell of a nice bloke, much loved, and he will be missed.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Isle Be Back

Right then, I'm off to the lovely Isle of Man for a couple of weeks, so if you're wondering why I'm not replying to emails, now you know.

Everyone play nice while I'm gone!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Final Draft for Comics

Doug Dalton asks:
Internet rumor has it that you once made an awesome Final Draft template for comic book scripts. And, it was once available for download. However, it is now nowhere to be found. Does it still exist? Would you be willing to share it again? I certainly hope so!
For once, Internet rumour actually has it right. It was Antony Johnston who first switched me on to the joys of Final Draft, and gave me a copy of his own comic-book template to go along with it.

Since then I've developed my own version of the template, which more closely resembles traditional screenplay format - right down to the pig-ugly Courier font. You can download it for Final Draft 6 here. Look for the title page under Document -> Title Page.

My template is pretty much pared-down to the bone, so I've also provided my original script for the first issue of SILENT DRAGON in FD format, so you can see how it looked beofre Leinil Yu wrought his artistic magic on it. And hey - the graphic novel's out next week! Coincidence... ?