Josh Hechinger


From Strip To Script – Poorcraft

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. Speaking of learning, it's not all superfights and genre exercises in this merry medium of comicky books. Sometimes, people remember […]

From Strip To Script – G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero #1

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. Happy belated Memorial Day, if that was a thing you observed. I'm using it as an (admittedly thin) excuse to […]

From Strip To Script – Adventure Time: 'The Manbabe's Lament'

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. The new Mad Max is getting rave reviews, or at least word of mouth, so I thought I might take […]

From Strip To Script – Centaurs, Man

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it, to see what I can learn from the exercise. I don't usually do comics that dropped the same week that I write this column, mostly out of my own […]

From Strip To Script – Assassination Classroom!

By Josh Hechinger Welcome to From Strip to Script, where I take a page of finished comic art and try to derive a script from it. Some credit for this week's installment should go to Bleeding Cool's own Adi Tantimedh, whose Look! It Moves! column on Assassination Classroom convinced me to finally give that series […]

From Strip To Script – Calvin And Hobbes

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I take a shot at reverse-engineering a script from a finished page of someone else's comic. Did y'all catch that #fourcomics wave on Twitter? Jim Zub asked the Internet to name four comics that influenced them growing up, and the whole thing kinda […]

From Strip To Script – The Webcomic Bear Beater Bunyan

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I take a shot at reverse-engineering a script from a finished page of someone else's comic. Having done ten of these now, I've decided to turn my gaze Inward, seeking greater knowledge through self-exami—nah, I just thought it'd be interesting to try to […]

From Strip To Script – She-Hulk #2

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I reverse-engineer a script from a finished page of someone else's comic. I've never quiiiite gotten the hang of writing double-page spreads. I don't hate them as a reader, but as a writer, they're just not a tool I particularly enjoy using. I've […]

From Strip To Script – Hawkeye #6

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I reverse-engineer a script from a finished page of someone else's comic. By the time all y'all read this, I'll have moved to my new jawn in Philly; well, Roxborough, which ain't Philly proper, but is conveniently located up a giant hill, so […]

From Strip To Script – Judge Dredd: Greatest Single Panel In Comics?

By Josh Hechinger Welcome once more to From Strip to Script, where I reverse-engineer a script from a finished page of someone else's comic. Now, I've been trying to hop around various types of comics with these so, and here's where I sell European comics profoundly short by just doing a bit on Judge Dredd: […]

From Strip To Script – Naruto Chapter One

It's Josh Hechinger again, here with another installment of everyone's favorite public writing exercise, From Strip to Script.  I'll take a finished page of comics by someone else, and try to reverse engineer the script for it, either in my preferred style, or in a different script style (full-script, plot-first, etc.) I'm not much of […]

From Strip To Script – Bone #1

By Josh Hechinger So, here's a writing exercise: take a finished page of comics by someone else, and try to reverse engineer the script for it, either in your style, or in a different script style (full-script, plot-first, etc.) Last time, I did a page from the first comic I ever read, Uncanny X-Men # […]

From Strip To Script – Uncanny X-Men #295

By Josh Hechinger I want to say I first heard about this writing exercise in one Matt Fraction interview or another: you take a finished page of a comic, and write a script from it. It's a kind of reverse engineering; you're taking a page that works and trying to figure out how you would've […]