The Inside Scoop on How to Write, Draw, and Sell Your Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Author: Greg Pak
A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and successful pros. Discover the Secrets of Your Favorite Comic Book Creators Do you want to break into the comics industry? There are many creative roles available—writer, penciller, inker, colorist, letterer, editor, and more. Each creator serves a vital function in the production of sequential art at companies such as DC, Marvel, Image, and Valiant. In Make Comics Like the Pros, veteran comics creators Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente team up with a who’s who of the modern comic book scene to lead you step-by-step through the development of a comic. With these two fan-favorite writers as your guides, you’ll learn everything from script formatting to the importance of artistic collaboration to the best strategies for promoting and selling your own sequential art masterpiece. Pak and Van Lente even put their lessons into practice inside the pages of the book—pairing with Eisner Award–winning cartoonist Colleen Coover (Bandette) to produce the swashbuckling, adventure comic Swordmaids, and giving you front row seats to their creative process. Make Comics Like the Pros provides all the answers you’ve been seeking to take your comic book–making dreams all the way to professional-level reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.
After 13 years in prison, a Chinese gunslinger named Kingsway Law just wants to find his wife. But in a fantastical Old West crackling with magic, monsters and racist vigilantes, trouble just won't leave him be. And in this case, trouble is a woman with a magical sword who won't leave him alone. Collects Kingsway West issues #1 - #4; the full first arc of this epic series.
Though the field of comic book studies has burgeoned in recent years, Latino characters and creators have received little attention. Putting the spotlight on this vibrant segment, Your Brain on Latino Comics illuminates the world of superheroes Firebird, Vibe, and the new Blue Beetle while also examining the effects on readers who are challenged to envision such worlds. Exploring mainstream companies such as Marvel and DC as well as rising stars from other segments of the industry, Frederick Aldama provides a new reading of race, ethnicity, and the relatively new storytelling medium of comics themselves. Overview chapters cover the evolution of Latino influences in comics, innovations, and representations of women, demonstrating Latino transcendence of many mainstream techniques. The author then probes the rich and complex ways in which such artists affect the cognitive and emotional responses of readers as they imagine past, present, and future worlds. Twenty-one interviews with Latino comic book and comic strip authors and artists, including Laura Molina, Frank Espinosa, and Rafael Navarro, complete the study, yielding captivating commentary on the current state of the trade, cultural perceptions, and the intentions of creative individuals who shape their readers in powerful ways.
Key French-language theoretical texts on comics translated into English for the first time The French Comics Theory Reader presents a collection of key theoretical texts on comics, spanning a period from the 1960s to the 2010s, written in French and never before translated into English. The publication brings a distinctive set of authors together uniting theoretical scholars, artists, journalists, and comics critics. Readers will gain access to important debates that have taken place among major French-language comics scholars, including Thierry Groensteen, Benoît Peeters, Jan Baetens, and Pierre Fresnault-Deruelle, over the past fifty years. The collection covers a broad range of approaches to the medium, including historical, formal, sociological, philosophical, and psychoanalytic. A general introduction provides an overall context, and, in addition, each of the four thematic sections is prefaced by a brief summary of each text and an explanation of how they have influenced later work. The translations are faithful to the originals while reading clearly in English, and, where necessary, cultural references are clarified.
Create Your Own Comic Strip, Blank Comic Panels, 135 Pages, Black (Large, 8. 5 X 11 In. )
Author: Arnie Lightning
Blank Comic Book * 135 Pages * 15+ Different Action Layouts Makes an excellent gift for kids, students, artists, creatives, children, teens, and adults! This large, blank comic book has 135 pages of variety comic panels with action templates ranging from 3 panels to 6 panel layouts. There are over 15 different comic page designs. Each comic strip page is on white paper. This blank comic book is a very generous and large 8.5 x 11 in / 21.59 x 27.94 cm with plenty of space to make your comics come to life! "One of the best possible gifts you can possible give to a comic book fan!" "THE BEST blank comic book on the market!" Perfect for drawing, sketching, doodling, and creating your own comic strips! 135 blank comic strip pages (more than most) Large and spacious -- 8.5 x 11 inches (larger than most) 15+ action comic book page template designs Professional, high-quality matte soft cover Promotes creativity and imagination Makes the perfect gift for comic book lovers! Create your own comic strips from start to finish with this awesome blank comic book. Share your imaginative art with all your friends. Create your own comic strips or recreate your favorite ones from DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Batman, Spiderman, or any other comic books that you love. Spend hours of fun creating comic art, manga art, cartoons, and stories. The only limit is your imagination! Makes a fantastic gift for kids, birthday parties, classrooms, artists, comic book lovers, teens, creatives, and adults. Makes a wonderful gift for comic book fans of all ages. Scroll up and click 'buy' to start creating your very own comics like the pros today!