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Scribbly 07-15-2014 10:54 PM

This book is not yet released, but I already preordered it.
Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels– by Brian Michael Bendis
This title will be released on July 22, 2014 and I am confident it will be a good and inspiring read.

Also written and drawn by Bendis,
.Fortune and Glory: A True Hollywood Comic Book Story , about the backstage of comics creation.

.Alan Moore's Writing For Comics Volume 1

.The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel, by Nat Gertler (Author), Steve Lieber (Author)

.The Insider's Guide To Creating Comics And Graphic Novels by Andy Schmidt

Comrade Hero 07-16-2014 01:55 AM

I forgot to add K.M. Weiland's top rated writers blog, Helping Writers Become Authors. While geared towards prose rather than comic writers there's a lot of good material on plot, character (recommended), structure and the common mistakes writers make. :)

paul brian deberry 07-16-2014 04:20 PM

read my boys Chuck Wendig blog. http://terribleminds.com/ramble/blog/

HouseStark 07-17-2014 05:39 PM

Saw this one today. From the talented Gene Luen Yang of American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints fame.

Advice to Aspiring Comic Book Creators

Alyssa 07-17-2014 06:29 PM

I feel like this thread needs a warning label:

"Much awesome stuff inside. Risk of analysis paralysis."

crognus 07-21-2014 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by L Jamal (Post 1830423)
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

I loved, loved, loved this book!

Erik Roman 07-22-2014 10:41 AM

I found this to be inspirational, if nothing else.
 
BRUTAL TIPS ON BREAKING INTO COMICS

MattTriano 09-09-2014 08:28 AM

DC Comics Guide to Penciling Comics - Klaus Janson
DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics - Klaus Janson
Panel Discussions - Various
Eisner/Miller
The Comics Journal #300 - Various
Manga: Masters of the Art - Various

Manaking 10-06-2014 07:42 AM

DC Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics is a fantastic for beginners (to digital drawing).
Lot's of time saving ideas!

Kcsledge95 10-24-2014 09:18 AM

As a writer, my favorite of all time is "Stan Lee's Writing Comics". Not only is Stan's advice excellent, but he includes even more from the whole gamut of the all-time living greats (up to 2009), such as Mark Waid, Brian Michael Bendis, Garth Ennis, and on and on and on. It covers everything I could have thought of, and that much more. It's pretty penny, but that's why suddenly I'm jolted to go to the library to check it out again.

HouseStark 03-03-2016 03:59 PM

A few from this board, I believe, helped compile the list on Comic Writer Services, which includes scripts, pitch samples, how to break in articles, etc.

This is one of the best comic writing resources I've seen so far.

crossbordersart 03-16-2016 02:00 AM

I'm so glad that this is no longer followed up with "but it's been out of print for years."

Sully 03-16-2016 08:42 AM

Of the ones I've read,"How to Make Comics Like the Pros" is one of my favorites.

Also, http://www.jimzub.com/ is an absolutely invaluable resource.

maverick 03-23-2016 04:50 PM

Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels by Brian Michael Bendis

Scribbly 11-03-2016 06:24 AM

The Art of Comic Book Writing: The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories
Paperback – September 8, 2015
by Mark Kneece (Author)

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Comic-Boo...9WD3P0QNPCJ1ZE


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