Writing

COMIC BOOK CHECKLIST

Below you’ll find a list of all of the comic books that I have contributed to so far as a writer. This list will serve to aid all of you that must complete your “Comic Books Written by Dan Taylor” collection (other than my Mom).

  • Super Hero Happy Hour #1 “The First Round” – GeekPunk
  • Super Hero Happy Hour #2 “Ladies’ Night” – GeekPunk
  • Super Hero Happy Hour #3 “Another Round” – GeekPunk
  • Super Hero Happy Hour #4 “Barroom Brawl” – GeekPunk
  • Digital Webbing Presents #12 “A Double on the Rocks” – Digital Webbing
  • Super Hero Happy Hour: Volume I (Trade Paperback) – GeekPunk
  • Hero Happy Hour #5 “Reality Shots” – GeekPunk
  • Dr. Blink Superhero Shrink #0 “Hero Therapy Hour” – Dork Storm Press
  • Hero Happy Hour Super Special 2004 “Triple Shot” – GeekPunk
  • Western Tales of Terror #1 “13” – Hoarse & Buggy Productions
  • 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales #4 “All in the Name of the Hunt” (prose story) – IDW Publishing
  • Digital Webbing Presents #22 “Par for the Course” – Digital Webbing
  • Ted Noodleman: Bicycle Deliveryboy “Cosmic Cantina” – Alias
  • Doomed #2 “Warm Farewell” – IDW Publishing
  • Super Deluxe Hero Happy Hour: The Lost Episode “The Fall and Rise of Kingfish” – IDW Publishing
  • Cory Doctorow’s Futuristic Tales Of The Here And Now #4 “Nimby & The D-Hoppers” (Adaptation) – IDW Publishing
  • Skullgoyle (webcomic) – Zuda Comics
  • Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #1IDW Publishing
  • Pirat Tales: Legend of the Cat O’ Nine Tails #2IDW Publishing

You can read “13” from Western Tales of Terror by clicking on the thumbnails below:

COMIC BOOK SCRIPTS

Unlike screenplays, there is no set format for comic book scripts. And while I write most of my comic book scripts in a similar format to one another — as well as resembling a basic screenplay — I’m not 100% consistent. For anyone interested in checking out the comic book scripts that I have written, I will occasionally be adding to the list below.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ A Princess of Mars #1 — The first issue of the unpublished adaptation science-fiction classic. Unfortunately, the finished product never saw the light of day. It was both challenging and thrilling to try to do pull off adapting one of my all-time favorite Burroughs’ tales.

Chase: Found And Lost #1 — A couple of years ago I had an idea for a comic book that I guess I would describe as “pulp fantasy noir” — Raymond Chandler meets J.R.R. Tolkien, or if Dashiell Hammett was ever to have been a Dungeon Master. I wrote the script for the first issue of what I’m tentatively calling Chase, but being a pulp detective story it gets a sub-title, so I call it Chase: Found and Lost. I’m not sure if it’ll ever see the light of day as a published comic book, so I thought I’d share it here.

SCREENPLAYS

Years ago all I wanted to be was a screenwriter. I wrote a number of screenplays with various success — mostly on the scale of absolutely none to being optioned for a few years before being dropped. Real life got in the way and my screenwriting output subsided. I still hope to write the “Great American Screenplay” someday. In the meantime I’ll be offering some of my previous and humbling attempts.

CupidA romantic/comedy/fantasy about a reluctant and maverick cupid that plays by his own rules. Falling in love ain’t easy. This screenplay probably got further than any of the others and was optioned for a number of years before finding a home at the bottom of my desk drawer.

FAN FICTION

Yes, I’ve written “fan fiction.” And, because I’ve got nothing (or very little) to hide, I’m offering it here for anybody that might be interested. I’ve got nothing against fan fiction — if it’s good. Of course, I make no guarantees about the quality of the the fan fiction below — read at your own risk.

The MarkerStar Wars fan fiction written in September, 1997. I believe I had this story taking place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. I’m offering it here as I wrote it over nine years ago.


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