Words for Pictures

The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

Author: Brian Michael Bendis

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434363

Category: Art

Page: 224

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Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more. Arguably the most popular writer in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis shares the tools and techniques he uses to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel stories of all time. Words for Pictures provides a fantastic opportunity for readers to learn from a creator at the very top of his field. Bendis's step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.
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Words for Pictures

The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

Author: Brian Michael Bendis

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434355

Category: Design

Page: 209

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A best-selling Marvel Comics writer shares the secrets behind his work on such series as The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man and All-New X-Men, instructing aspiring comics writers on key techniques while sharing practical business essentials. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel

Author: Dan Cooney

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764146299

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 8720

Presents guidance for creating graphic novels, beginning with establishing characters and continuing through storytelling, drawing technique, composition, inking, coloring, lettering, and strategies for getting the finished product published.
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Powers Scriptbook

Author: Brian Michael Bendis,Michael Avon Oeming

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781582402338

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 343

View: 9284

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The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics

How to Create and Sell Comic Books, Manga, and Webcomics

Author: Comfort Love,Adam Withers

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0804137811

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 3670

Take Control of Your Comics-Making Destiny Creating your own comic is easier than ever before. With advances in technology, the increased connectivity of social media, and the ever-increasing popularity of the comics medium, successful DIY comics publishing is within your reach. With The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, creators/instructors Comfort Love and Adam Withers provide a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, perfect for any aspiring comics creator. This unprecedented, in-depth coverage gives you expert analysis on each step—writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. Along the way, luminaries in the fields of comics, manga, and webcomics—like Mark Waid, Adam Warren, Scott Kurtz, and Jill Thompson—lend a hand, providing “Pro Tips” on essential topics for achieving your comics-making dreams. With the insights and expertise contained within these pages, you’ll have everything you need and no excuses left: It’s time to make your comics! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Artists on Comic Art

Author: Mark Salisbury

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781840231861

Category: Art

Page: 247

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In-depth interviews with comics art legends reveal the secrets of translating comics script to graphic storytelling for the first time. Technique, style, layouts, approach, pencilling, inking... no facet of the artist's craft is left unexplored, and this is just the beginning. Salisbury gets to grips with the lively creative genius behind the pencil and ink, presenting an unparalleled insight into the widescreen mind of the comic book artist. Revealing, instructional, shocking and humorous, Artists on Comics Art has something for comics fans, budding artists and hardened professionals alike. Features interviews with: Brian Bolland, J Scott Campbell, Steve Dillon, Dave Gibbons, Bryan Hitch, Jim Lee, Dave McKean, Frank Miller, Joe Quesada, John Romita Jr and Alex Ross.
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Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels with Peter David

Author: Peter David

Publisher: IMPACT

ISBN: 9781600616877

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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A must have for all comics, fantasy and sci-fi fans wanting to write their own comics or improve storytelling techniques, this revised edition focuses on comics, graphic novels and the updated market, particularly superhero and fantasy genres. Instruction is easy to follow, even for beginners.
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Making Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062045849

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

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Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.) And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon stand–in narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.
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The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

Author: Dennis O'Neil

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 077043455X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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For any writer who wants to become an expert comic-book storyteller, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics is the definitive, one-stop resource! In this valuable guide, Dennis O’Neil, a living legend in the comics industry, reveals his insider tricks and no-fail techniques for comic storytelling. Readers will discover the various methods of writing scripts (full script vs. plot first), as well as procedures for developing a story structure, building subplots, creating well-rounded characters, and much more. O’Neil also explains the many diverse formats for comic books, including graphic novels, maxi-series, mega-series, and adaptation. Of course, there are also dozens of guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results.
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Writing for Comics with Peter David

Author: Peter David

Publisher: Impact

ISBN: 9781581807301

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 5854

"With humor and authority, Peter tells it like it is--from the essentials of character development, plot and pacing--right down to the nitty-gritties of fight scenes, sound effects and the fine art of the word balloon. You'll learn where to look for original ideas and how to develop them into powerful and publishable scripts. Illustrations from all the major comics publishers show the process of comic-book creation, from scripting to inking, and industry bigwigs offer advice on breaking in"--Page 4 of cover.
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Creating Graphic Novels

Adapting and Marketing Stories for a Multimillion-Dollar Industry

Author: Sarah Beach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615931941

Category: Art

Page: 172

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Introduces writers to the art of scripting graphic novels and the process of sequential storytelling, and provides an overview of the production and publishing aspects unique to this form of literature.
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Sabrina

Author: Nick Drnaso

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 177046316X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 204

View: 8309

"When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies. Sabrina depicts a modern world devoid of personal interaction and responsibility, where relationships are stripped of intimacy through glowing computer screens. An indictment of our modern state, Drnaso contemplates the dangers of a fake news climate."--
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Unflattening

Author: Nick Sousanis

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674744438

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 193

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The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.
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The Best We Could Do

An Illustrated Memoir

Author: Thi Bui

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613129300

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4554

National bestseller 2017 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Finalist ABA Indies Introduce Winter / Spring 2017 Selection Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2017 Selection ALA 2018 Notable Books Selection An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui. This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
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Stan Lee's How to Write Comics!

Author: Stan Lee

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823000842

Category: Art

Page: 224

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A comic-book legend explains how to write the stories and dialog for exciting and engaging comic books. Simultaneous.
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Writers on Comics Scriptwriting

Author: Mark Salisbury

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 9781840230697

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 2872

Interviews with: Kurt Busiek, Peter David, Chuck Dixon, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Neil Gaiman, Devin Grayson, Dan Jurgens, Joe Kelly, Jeph Loeb, Todd McFarlane, Frank Miller, Grant Morrison, and Mark Waid.
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Reading Comics

How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean

Author: Douglas Wolk

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 078672157X

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Suddenly, comics are everywhere: a newly matured art form, filling bookshelves with brilliant, innovative work and shaping the ideas and images of the rest of contemporary culture. In Reading Comics, critic Douglas Wolk shows us why and how. Wolk illuminates the most dazzling creators of modern comics-from Alan Moore to Alison Bechdel to Chris Ware-and explains their roots, influences, and where they fit into the pantheon of art. As accessible to the hardcore fan as to the curious newcomer, Reading Comics is the first book for people who want to know not just which comics are worth reading, but ways to think and talk and argue about them.
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How to Self Publish Comics

Not Just Create Them

Author: Josh Blaylock

Publisher: Devil's Due Pub

ISBN: 9781932796674

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 127

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Josh Blaylock's information packed Self Publishing guide. If anything that Blaylock's past ten years of publishing has taught him, there's more to making a comic book than just finding people to write and draw it. You need to think about everyone's goals and expectations, and spell them out in writing before you move forward. A must have for anyone interested in publishing, no matter how modest or lofty their goals may be.
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Comics Studies Here and Now

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351015257

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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Comics Studies Here and Now marks the arrival of comics studies scholarship that no longer feels the need to justify itself within or against other fields of study. The essays herein move us forward, some in their re-diggings into comics history and others by analyzing comics—and all its transmedial and fan-fictional offshoots—on its own terms. Comics Studies stakes the flag of our arrival—the arrival of comics studies as a full-fledged discipline that today and tomorrow excavates, examines, discusses, and analyzes all aspects that make up the resplendent planetary republic of comics. This collection of scholarly essays is a testament to the fact that comic book studies have come into their own as an academic discipline; simply and powerfully moving comic studies forward with their critical excavations and theoretical formulas based on the common sense understanding that comics add to the world as unique, transformative cultural phenomena.
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Writers on Comics Scriptwriting

Author: Andrew Kardon

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

View: 1451

The next generation of blazing hot comic book writing talent get their turn in the spotlight in Writers on Comics Scriptwriting Volume 2! Featuring exclusive interviews with the most scorching new writers in the comic book business, this second book offers insider insight into every aspect of the creative process behind comics writing. With contributions from those responsible for some of the biggest-selling comics titles on shelves, Writers on Comics Scriptwriting Volume 2 is packed to the rafters with fascinating behind-the-scenes info and never-before-revealed anecdotes and stories. Features interviews with: Brian Azarello (100 Bullets), Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man), Ed Brubaker (Batman, Catwoman, Gotham Central), Mike Carey (Lucifer, Hellblazer), Andy Diggle (Losers, Swamp Thing), Geoff Johns (Flash, JSA), Bruce Jones (Hulk), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Mark Millar (Ultimate X-Men, Superman: Red Son), Greg Rucka (Gotham Central), Kevin Smith (Green Arrow and the director of Clerks and Jersey Girl), Craig Thompson (Blankets), Jill Thompson (Death: At Death’s Door), Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Pride of Baghdad), Bill Willingham (Fables).
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