Chris Savino

Writing Cartoons in 4 acts

Writing Cartoons in 4 Acts

If you have always wanted to write cartoons, or if you already do and you are looking to add to your writing arsenal, then this book is for you!


In “Writing Cartoons in 4 Acts or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Midpoint” you will learn solid structural techniques such as:


  • Developing a script from premise to FADE OUT.
  • Combating the big blank page and blinking cursor.
  • Using math (yes!) to keep your story structure balanced.
  • Tossing out the old 3-act structure in favor of a shiny, new 4-act structure instead.
  • Dissecting a series to develop story pitches that come from character and not plot.
  • Breaking down writing a script into bite-sized chunks.
  • The midpoint and why you should love it.
  • And much, much more!


Creator of the hit animated show The Loud House (Nickelodeon), Chris draws (pun absolutely intended) on over 25 years experience in the animation industry, to offer loads of writing techniques with honesty and clarity, and knows that his way certainly isn’t the only way, but hopes that in reading this book you will write better scripts and also learn to stop worrying and love the midpoint!

Available Spring 2020

AVAILABLE March 1st, 2020