Jane Espenson Tries Her Hand at Comic Book Scripting
Jane Espenson has written comedy and drama, science fiction and horror, and blogs regularly about the script writing process. Having just written for Dark Horse’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic, she wrote about the process and does a nice job summarizing it for the curious.
Summing up the experience, she wrote, “I got to weigh in on preliminary drawings and even colors during the latest issue I wrote, and it’s fascinating, seeing it all come together. Comic books feel both very autonomous and very collaborative at the same time — it begins entirely under your control, without the limitations of a filmed production, and it ends entirely in the hands of others. It’s one of the most satisfying final products, too, for a TV writer, since it’s both a physical object and a lot faster than a novel.”
Espenson recently left the completed Battlestar Galactica for Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.