Planet X

Mark McElroy
Written by Mark McElroy

My first paid writing credit hinted at the years of script writing ahead

Project Info
Contribution: Scriptwriter
Year: 1996
Publisher: Eternity Comics

Planet X is dear to my heart for one reason: this comic-book script was my first paid writing credit ever. The story follows a bad date that devolves into a competition to see who can scare the other party more.

The script is short and simple — but writing it (and learning to describe, for an artist I never met, the contents of every frame of the comic) taught me skills I’d use again and again when scripting everything from tarot decks to corporate videos in years to come.

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Mark McElroy

Mark McElroy

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