Case of Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde
This link will take you to two excerpts from this original theatrical
adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Stan Barber and Joe Edkin.
The play was originally produced in Budd Lake, NJ, by the Pax Amicus Castle
Theatre in 1997. (And, yes, we altered the spelling of Jekyll's name.
This was done for copyright purposes.) The production was revived in September
of 2002 by the On Broadway Theater in Coos Bay, Oregon, in a production
directed Janet Horton-Payne.
These pages are presented for a number of reasons:
- To give you a feel for the quality and diversity of Joe Edkin's work...
- To give aspiring comic book writers examples of professional plots
and scripts. Be aware that there is no single industry standard
for the formatting of plots and scripts. Every writer and every
editor seems to have their own variations on the theme. However,
the samples here are as close to standard format as .html coding will
allow. If you were to turn a script in to an editor using the
format here, it would be perfectly acceptable.
- To give aspiring comic book artists scripts and plots from which they
can draw sample pages. If you are an aspiring comic book artist
and do use any of this material from which to draw samples, please credit
Joe Edkin for the story.
"Endings and Beginnings"
This is the 22 page plot for the last issue of Quicksilver
published by Marvel Comics. This was written in the "Marvel"
style (although marvel wasn't the first to use it, nor do they use it
exclusively), where the action is broken down page by page, panel by panel.
The dialog is not written until after the pages are pencilled.
Quicksilver and all related characters are ©
and TM Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.
Slappy Squirrel in "I'm Not Your Mother, Kid"
This is a full script (dialog and sound effects inclusive) for an eight
page story featuring Slappy Squirrel, Skippy, and Walter Wolf. Slappy
Squirrel is vexed when three young ducks imprint on her.
and all related characters are © and TM Warner Bros.
"Psychic Psyche Out"
Scooby and the gang travel to Bath, England to solve the mystery of the
Ghost of Bath in this ten page story. The full script with reference
photos, original story springboard (with which the story was sold to DC
and Cartoon Network), and page breakdown (an outline which has to be approved
by the editor prior to writing the full script) are available here. (Story
Preprinted in Scooby-Doo Spooky Spectacular 2000 #1
and reprinted more recently in Scooby-Doo TPB Vol. 4--"The
Scooby-Doo and all related characters are © and TM
As not seen in Animaniacs #47
Brain intends to take over the small country of Oranjina in this all-singing,
all-dancing, all-badly-rhymed story.
Animaniacs and all related characters are © and TM
Batman in "Father's
Daredevil in "Father's Day"
These two unpublished scripts were written in 1999 for Joe's "Story
Adaptation" classes at The
Joe Kubert School. They are original, thematically & visually
interlocking stories that were plotted with the input of the students.
Legal advisor to comic creators, Bob Ingersoll, provided input.
(Check out Bob's column "The
Law Is an Ass" published online by World
Famous Comics and in print in the Comics
Buyer's Guide.) The stories are not a standard length by any
stretch of the imagination, as they were written so that there would be
one page per student to be drawn. They are presented here for the sake
of aspiring artists who are looking for scripts from which to draw sample
pages. Both stories are cramped at the end (their plots would have
been perfect for 22 pages, but there weren't that many students in either
class that year), so if you are going to draw from them, feel free to
play with the pacing. Do be sure to give credit to Joe Edkin for
the story(ies) if you use the scripts.
Batman and all related characters are © and
TM DC Comics, Inc. All rights reserved.
Daredevil and all related characters are © and
TM Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved.
"The Seventh Gate"
This horror story was written for a proposed anthology that Joe was putting
together. This particular script was illustrated by one of Joe's former
students, Tom Martin, as part of the package that will be used to sell
the anthology. The script here includes links to Tom's illustrations.