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.

The Dc Comics Guide to Writing Comics

Author: Dennis O'Neil

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823010279

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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Discusses basic elements of comic book writing including script writing, story development, subplots, and character development.

The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

Author: Dennis O'Neil

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 9780823010271

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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Discusses basic elements of comic book writing including script writing, story development, subplots, and character development.

The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics

Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling

Author: Carl Potts

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0385344732

Category: Art

Page: 192

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The most exciting and comprehensive book yet in the bestselling DC Comics how-to-draw series. From the bestselling DC Comics Guide series, this is the essential resource for aspiring comics creators looking to make intriguing, action-packed comics like the experts at DC Comics. Going beyond the typical art and writing lessons, this book shows readers how to take full advantage of comics' sequential visual storytelling possibilities. With examples direct from DC Comics, featuring their best creators and classic superheroes like Batman, Superman, and the rest of the Justice League, it presents key principles and techniques for crafting exciting professional-quality comics. This behind-the-curtain look at the DC Comics creative process is a can't-miss opportunity for aspiring comics creators, whether they want to work for DC Comics or invent their own unique comics creations.

The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics

Author: Mark Chiarello,Todd Klein

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434576

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 2002

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Acclaimed artists Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein demystify these essential steps in traditional graphic storytelling. Chiarello explains the entire coloring process, from computer and software choice to creating color effects that give the action its maximum impact. Klein discusses whether to letter by hand or by computer—a hotly debated topic among working letterers—and demonstrates an array of techniques for creasting word balloons, fonts, logos, and much more.

The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics

Author: Klaus Janson

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434584

Category: Art

Page: 128

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For the aspiring artist who wants to become an expert comic book inker, The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics is the definitive, one-stop resource! America’s leading comic book publisher brings its superstar creators and classic characters to the third in an authoritative series of books on how to create comics. Legendary comic book inker Klaus Janson uses DC’s world-famous characters—including Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman—to demonstrate an array of inking techniques, covering such topics as using textures, varying line weights, creating the illusion of three-dimensionality, and working with light and dark. Janson’s lively, step-by-step instructions are informative, exciting—and clear enough for even beginners to follow. In addition, every technique shown in this guide conforms to actual industry standards. The perfect how-to on everything from basic inking materials to storytelling techniques, this one-stop sourcebook is packed with a wealth of tested techniques, practical advice, and professional secrets for the aspiring comic artist.

The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics

Author: Klaus Janson

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434568

Category: Art

Page: 128

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America’s leading comic book publisher brings its superstar creators and classic characters to the second in an authoritative series of books on how to create comics. The art of Klaus Janson has endured in the ever-changing comic book industry for over 30 years. Now this talented artist brings that experience to the most critical step of effective comic book storytelling: pencilling. Covering everything from anatomy to composition to page design, Janson details the methods for creating effective visual communication. Step by step, he analyzes and demonstrates surefire strategies for comic book pencilling that are informative and exciting. Using DC’s world-famous characters, he illustrates the importance of knowing the fundamentals of art and how best to use them. The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics is packed with a wealth of tested techniques, practical advice, and professional secrets for the aspiring artist. It is a valuable resource for comic book, graphic novel, and storyboard artists everywhere.

The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics

Author: Freddie E Williams II

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823008320

Category: Art

Page: 144

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At last–the first guide to drawing comics digitally! Artists! Gain incredible superpowers...with the help of your computer! The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics shows how to give up pencil, pen, and paper and start drawing dynamic, exciting comics art entirely with computer tools. Author Freddie E Williams is one of DC Comics' hottest artists and a leader in digital penciling and inking–and here, in clear, step-by-step directions, he guides readers through every part of the digital process, from turning on the computer to finishing a digital file of fully inked comic art, ready for print. Creating a template, sketching on the computer, penciling, and finally inking digitally are all covered in depth, along with bold, timesaving shortcuts created by Williams, tested by years of trial and error. Step into the digital age, streamline the drawing process, and leap over the limitations of mere physical drawing materials with The DC Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels

From superheroes to manga—all you need to start creating your own graphic works

Author: Mark Ellis,Melissa Martin-Ellis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440524289

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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: 1891

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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.

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.

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.

Alan Moore Writing For Comics

Author: Alan Moore

Publisher: Avatar Press

ISBN: 9781592910120

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

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The writer who revolutioniezd modern comic book storytelling, Alan Moore (Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN) provides his guide to crafting graphic stories. Perfect for Moore fans, creative writers of all media, and librarians! Alan Moore, Hugo-Award winning author of WATCHMEN and the acknowledged master of comic book writing, shares his thoughts on how to deliver a top-notch script! An essay originally written in 1985 to appear in an obscure British fanzine (right at the time that Moore was reshaping the landscape of modern comics), WRITING FOR COMICS was lost to time until its collection in these pages, expanded with a brand new essay by the author on how his thoughts on writing have changed in the two decades since. An insightful and eye-opening look into a brilliant creative mind, perfect for Moore devotees and fiction writers of all literary forms looking to hone their craft.

The DC Comics Encyclopedia

DC Comics

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 0756641195

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 394

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The DC Comics Encyclopedia, the Definitive guide to the Characters of the DC Universe-Update and Expanded

The Physics of Superheroes

Author: James Kakalios

Publisher: Avery

ISBN: 1592405088

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

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An exploration of the science behind the powers of popular comic superheroes and villains illustrates the physics principles underlying the supernatural abilities of such characters as Superman, Magneto, and Spider-Man.

Writing for Comics with Peter David

Author: Peter David

Publisher: Impact

ISBN: 9781581807301

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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"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.

Writers on Comics Scriptwriting

Author: Andrew Kardon

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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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).

The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels

Author: Dan Cooney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857621030

Category: Cartooning

Page: 192

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Suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced artists. Covers all essential elements of making sequential art, including concept and composition, characters and backgrounds, expressions, emotion, atmosphere and action. This book gives

DC Comics: Anatomy of a Metahuman

Author: S.D. Perry,Matthew Manning

Publisher: Insight Editions

ISBN: 9781608875016

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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Explore the powers of DC Comics' greatest characters like never before through stunning anatomical cutaways and in-depth commentary from the Dark Knight. Concerned about the threat that so-called “metahumans” may pose to the world, Batman has begun compiling a detailed dossier on their incredible physiology and abilities. From villains like Killer Croc, Bane, and Brainiac, to Batman’s own comrades, including Superman and Cyborg, the file brings together the Dark Knight’s fascinating personal theories on the unique anatomical composition of these formidable individuals. This stunning and unique book delves into the incredible abilities of DC Comics characters like never before. Using beautifully illustrated anatomical cross sections depicting twelve different DC characters, the book, told from Batman’s unique perspective, will explore how these “metahumans” physical makeup differs significantly from that of the average person. From detailed theories on how Superman’s eyes shoot heat rays to an in-depth exploration of how Aquaman is able to breathe under water, the book delves into the deepest secrets of these classic characters. Also featuring chapters on the anatomy and abilities of Doomsday, Aquaman, Swamp Thing, Darkseid, Martian Manhunter, and more, this one-of-a-kind book will change the way you look at metahumans forever.