Sample Scene from the Script and Novel
When I decided to turn the novel into a comic book series, the challenge was condensing about 90-200 pages of each story into 24 condensed pages. I had some favorite scenes but I had to figure out which was ore crucial to the story. There was a lot that had to be cut but in a way that still kept the focus of the story. Sometimes you have to emotionally detached yourself in order to make the story flow more when condensed down to just the main points, including the dialogue. I use the script method for each scene in the comic book, sent it to my artist, who turned each page into a storyboard.
Now, the sequels to the original novel are still written in script form, but for comic book format. I’m also incorporating a little bit of the graphic novel method, where one page will have a full-page scene and a longer dialogue will appear on the opposite page.