Full Script, Marvel Style or something inbetween...
So, I'm not around much anymore and now that I show up there is a chance I'm just causing trouble.
This (http://gillen.cream.org/wordpress_html/4419/decompressed-006-mark-waid-and-matt-fraction-on-the-marvel-method/) has been on my mind... for a long time, but has been given a lot more thought lately. Full script vs Marvel Method is what it breaks down to, sort of. Those are kind of two extremes, and it can just mean where in the spectrum from really detailed script to really open script does your comfort zone lay.
For me... and I haven't talked to any other artists about this, so this is only my opinion, reading a script is painful. That may be a little harsh, so maybe difficult is a better word. I have to prep myself to get into a script. I've heard it said that some writers write their script to entertain the artist. This seems impossible, as a script really isn't a formatmeant to be read for entertainment... only to convey information. If I want to be entertained, then I will read prose (which I really do enjoy doing).
My favorite part of the linked podcast is the discussion of artists going through Alan Moore scripts, highlighting the necessary and crossing out everything else. I can see this as streamlining the working process down the road nicely.
Considering that many of the original group to this site came from an old forum that was an off shoot of a Warren Ellis forum, I can guess where a lot of opinions will land... but I might be surprised. So, thoughts from others (writers and artists) on either side of this debate.