This page is for the cartoonists who will work with me as a scenarist. I explain here my methods.
When I write a page, I do it panel per panel. Each panel is separated by two line return, and each information is on a new line. Description, each said sentence…
Broly and Goku with the magnetic sword between them. Goku: ?? Broly touches the sword, puzzled. View going to the ring, with a cool 3D for the sword. View of Vegetto holding the sword. Vegetto holds his hair to make them look like Gokû. Vegetto: Hey, Broly !! Vegetto: I am the real Kakarotto ! Broly gets angry. Broly (yells): Kakarotto!!!
When someone talks in two balloons, I write two sentence lines.
A sentence ligne always begin by who talks and « : », then the text.
If I want to add a narration panel, I write: « Narration: blah blah blah ».
When I also make the page setting, I use a great system.
I stole it from René Goscinny, the best scenarist in the world.
He cuts the comic pages in 4 lines, and 3×4 basic panels. Like if the page had 12 panels.
When a panel is big, he says what basic panels it takes (for exemple, all the width: panel 1-2-3).
I’m doing the same, with 3×3 panel as basic (manga format instead of comics).
Of course, it does not mean that each panel is exactly a third of page, or you can’t make panels with diagonals border, etc… It’s just a very easy way to give an idea of the thing.
Here is my page with this info:
Panel 1-2: Broly and Goku with the magnetic sword between them. Goku: ?? Panel 3: Broly touches the sword, puzzled. Sound: TK Panel 4-5: View going to the ring, with a cool 3D for the sword. Sound: ZAM Panel 6: View of Vegetto holding the sword. Sound: VVvvvv Panel 7-8: Vegetto holds his hair to make them look like Gokû. Vegetto: Hey, Broly !! Vegetto: I am the real Kakarotto ! Panel 9: Broly gets angry. Broly (yells): Kakarotto!!!
Sometimes I also tell if the panel is a little bigger, or the line is bigger (a line can take half of the page height).
Panel 1 (small): Goku: I'm okay. Panel 2 (small): Gohan: Me too. Panel 3 (big): Vegeta : Are you all mental?!?
When I have panels that take exactly half the space, I write the information inside parenthesis)
Some examples (I took off the sentences for more space) :