John August on writing good action scenes

This is an awesome look at polishing the description of an action scene until it pops.

I did a quick exercise in my head while watching this a second time: I tried to imagine how this scene would break down into panels.

This is a good exercise because it’s sometimes a little too easy for new comics writers (especially those coming from a screenwriting background) to write a panel description that has characters doing multiple things at once.

How would you lay out this sequence? How many panels and/or pages?


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