ComiXwriter Scriptwriting Software

23 Jul

Aside from being an incredibly amazing way to fund creative endeavors like graphic novels (Caustic Soda, ahem, 109% funded!), films and even video game consoles, Kickstarter is also a great place to discover new tools to create.

I recently contributed to a campaign for ComiXwriter,  a scriptwriting program specifically for comic books. Currently, I’m using MS Word, color coding dialogue, pages and blocking out panels. I probably spend 1/3 of the time formatting the script prior to sending a final draft to Dan to work on the pages. Add direction, description, setting into the equation, i.e. basically every panel, and the .doc becomes a labyrinth of notes, hyperlinks to source images, etc.

And so, having backed several projects on kickstarter, I found ComiXwriter shortly after launching the campaign for Caustic Soda. Unfortunately, I missed them while they were at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend. SDCC is all shock and awe. I’m lucky I made it out of the convention center without having my face latexed into a post apocalyptic zombie grimace.

The trend spotters at Bleeding Cool did a post on it earlier this week and the venerable Kevin Smith ‘tweeted’ about the software a few nights ago, spiking ComiXwriter closer to their modest goal. Post at Bleeding Cool: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/07/22/comixwriter-a-software-package-that-helps-the-comic-writer-in-us-all/

I’m hoping they can make their goal and maybe, if you’re reading this, you can help them as well by spreading the word.

Check it out on Kickstarter at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/219402484/comixwriter-scriptwriting-software-for-comic-books

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