Joshua Dysart – Comic Book Writer
Q: Who is Joshua Dysart?
A: Joshua Dysart is an Eisner Award nominated and New York Times bestselling comic book writer from Corpus Christi, Texas. He currently lives in Venice, California and spent time in Uganda researching Joseph Kony and the child soldiers of the LRA for the comic book, Unknown Soldier.
Q: What has Josh written?
A: Josh is currently the writer of Harbinger from Valiant Comics and has previously written critically acclaimed runs on Unknown Soldier, Swamp Thing, Hellboy, B.P.R.D. and his creator owned Violent Messiahs. He has also written comic books for musicians Neil Young, Avril Lavigne and a six-issue series called Buddha: The Englightenment with Deepak Chopra.
I was asked how to write a comic script by a writer who had never worked in the medium. I came up with 12 points.
Twenty things you (probably) didn’t know about Harbinger and Unknown Soldier writer, Joshua Dysart.
We talk to Josh about his new Valiant title Harbinger, bringing real life themes and issues into comics, why comics are more widely accepted as art and entertainment in Asia and Europe than in the U.S., how a writer gets a job on a comic property, whether Toyo Harada or Professor X would win in a pie eating contest and much more.
SCRIPTS & SCRIBES INTERVIEW #1 w/Joshua Dysart
Josh talks about his experiences and challenges reviving the flagship Valiant comic title, Harbinger.
SCRIPTS & SCRIBES INTERVIEW #2 w/Joshua Dysart
Josh discusses writing unique vs. familiar stories and the story structure and continuity within a well established superhero universe and sharing that space with other writers and creators.
SCRIPTS & SCRIBES INTERVIEW #3 w/Joshua Dysart
Josh gives advice on how to write with both a writer’s mind and an editor’s mind, his take on writer’s block and using comic books as a development platform for film and television projects.