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2000 AD => General => Topic started by: Skullmo on 22 July, 2013, 12:47:26 am

Title: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Skullmo on 22 July, 2013, 12:47:26 am
Well, we have the original art thread, but not yet an original scripts thread!

For all you 2000ad fans who like to see the creative process here is the original script from Leviathan's Farewell - one of my favourite Anderson stories and one for which I own all the original art. This was written by that writer of 2000ad classics Alan Grant.  :P

Does anyone else have any old scripts?

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Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Skullmo on 22 July, 2013, 12:52:09 am
 :P
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Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Fatboydale on 22 July, 2013, 10:10:56 am
This is part 1 or America Script ....

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Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Simon Beigh on 22 July, 2013, 01:02:19 pm
Armitage: The Mancunian Candidate Prologue page 9, frames 5, 6 and 7 (Meg 285).

John Cooper drew a frame on the back of this Dave Stone script (he drew Pt 1, page 5, frames 5).

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You can view the artwork here (although sadly Frame 5 is missing): http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1026037 (http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryPiece.asp?Piece=1026037)
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Spikes on 23 July, 2013, 04:41:06 pm
Lovely stuff all, and a great little sneaky peek into the whole process.  :thumbsup:
Love owt like this. Ming's Rogue Outline was stunning to see, and read.

Didnt somebody mention they had a script, plus some photocopied images supplied to the artist, for idea's as to how a certain character should look? (Trouty?).
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Stu101 on 24 July, 2013, 12:04:28 am
Thanks for the insite Skullmo.
I've often wondered if the scripts were collected with as much passion as the artwork, to own both would be lovely.
Are they also on ebay (other auction sites are also available, I presume) or is contact with the scribes directly?
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Skullmo on 24 July, 2013, 01:57:47 am
I got my one along with the original art. It was the copy Mick Austin used. It is lovely to see both together.
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: ming on 24 July, 2013, 09:24:11 am
Fascinating stuff; we really don't get to see enough of this kind of thing.

Love owt like this. Ming's Rogue Outline was stunning to see, and read.

I thought about posting this here so I guess I may as well do it.  Not a script, but early concept-stage text typed up by Dave Gibbons (along with that inked character design):

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Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Greg M. on 24 July, 2013, 11:11:45 am
Great stuff, chaps. I've got the complete Alan Grant script for the 1991 Annual Dredd story 'Sleeping Mutie'. Here's the first page - I'll stick up more if you want:

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I've also got the original Paul Marshall art for the same story, starting here:

http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=665903 (http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerypiece.asp?piece=665903)

Oddly though, I didn't buy them together - the art came first, from Dale. Much later, the script appeared on eBay and someone (might've been the seller? Can't remember!) emailed me to point it out so I could unite 'em.
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Sideshow Bob on 24 July, 2013, 12:29:34 pm
Now that is definitely something GregM,
The original artwork and the original script.......Wow !!!

I'd love to see more of this, so I can compare the script with what has been drawn.....
That has got to be a collectors 'grail'....Artwork and the original script..........Amazing !!  :o
"Sleeping Mutie".............Love it !!
Cheers...
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Greg M. on 24 July, 2013, 03:29:19 pm
I'd love to see more of this, so I can compare the script with what has been drawn.....

Ok, Bob, here's the rest of it:

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Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: o1s1n on 24 July, 2013, 05:50:10 pm
Great thread! Keep em coming guys :) Something I've always been interested in but never actually seen.
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Sideshow Bob on 25 July, 2013, 10:19:40 am
Brilliant stuff !!
And absolutely fascinating as well ......just love how the artists' form the page from the writers' version..
Many thanks for that GregM........Really enjoyed that !! :D
Cheers
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: JOE SOAP on 12 September, 2013, 12:53:25 am

Ian Gibson's starting to put up some of Alan Moore's preliminary notes for Halo Jones (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=168642066660163&set=a.133080486882988.1073741839.123742744483429&type=3&theater)

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Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Graff Vynda K on 12 September, 2013, 03:52:16 am
These are fascinating! More, please.

...and if there's any market for these, I'd definitely be interested; as Bob said, to match script and art...really interesting insight into the creative process.
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: smiffy on 06 November, 2013, 08:28:43 pm
Here's Alan Grant's script to "Confessions of a She-Devil", published in the 1990 2000ad Annual. Mick Austin's art is here: http://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetailsearch.asp?artist=mick+austin&GCat=92834

Thanks to Mr Skullmo for obtaining the script for me.

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Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Spikes on 06 November, 2013, 08:41:28 pm
Lovely stuff. I wonder if those are yer actual Alan Moore annotation's?
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 November, 2013, 08:44:55 pm
Pay attention at the back!   ;)
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Spikes on 06 November, 2013, 08:53:57 pm
Ha! Its been a long day,  ;)

Alan Grant, of course....
Title: Re: Original 2000ad Scripts Thread
Post by: Skullmo on 06 November, 2013, 10:15:32 pm
Remember one alan has a beard and the other doesn't.

That's how I remember it.