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Comics and TV Writing: How to Bring the Page to Screen – Paper Team Live at WonderCon 2019 (PT129)

Alex and Nick host an insightful panel at WonderCon 2019 about comics and television writing. From Batgirl and Doom Patrol to Watchmen and Y: The Last Man, an ever-expanding number of comic-based TV shows have graced our screen, but how do you translate one visual format to another?

To discuss the topic, we are joined by an all-star cast of writers, including Marc Bernardin (Castle Rock, Treadstone), Julie & Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, The 100), Christopher Monfette (Hellraiser, 12 Monkeys), J. Holtham (Cloak & Dagger, Pitch), and Samantha Levenshus (Nightflyers, Neon Future).

Why do comics make for great television? What is the process of writing a comic-book series as opposed to a TV show? How do you adapt a comic to TV, while staying true to the original material? What lessons can be learned from writing TV and comics to bring into the other medium? How can you go about interacting with the key holders of the comics? What is a “shared love space”?

The Paper Team goes live in room 207…

PT129 WonderCon 2019


Marc Bernardin on Twitter
Shawna Benson on Twitter
Julie Benson on Twitter
J. Holtham on Twitter
Samantha Levenshus on Twitter
Christopher Monfette on Twitter
Castle Rock on Hulu
Carnival Row
Marc Bernardin on Comixology
The 100 on The CW
Wu Assasins on Netflix
Batgirl and the Birds of Prey
Cloak & Dagger on Freeform
Jessica Jones on Netflix
Nightflyers on Syfy
Neon Future
12 Monkeys on Syfy
9-1-1 on Fox

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Alex Freedman & Nick Watson

Paper Team is a podcast about television writing and becoming a TV writer.

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