The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels

The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels is your shot at the big time. Whether you want to go as dark as Sin City, as funny as Bone, or as poignant as Maus, this book shows you how to do it all.

Author: Mark Ellis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440524288

Category: Reference

Page: 304

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Create Your Own Graphic Novel A Guide for Kids Write and Draw Your Own Book

Place your own captions, speech balloons, and sound effects--or don't! It's all up to you. With this book, you can experiment and explore to create a super cool graphic novel of your very own.

Author: David Wayne Chiu

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 1647399076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Create your own graphic novel and bring your coolest stories to life Do you have a story to tell? Now you can write your own books for kids by creating your own graphic novel! With this step-by-step guide, you'll discover the storytelling skills of sequential art. For budding young storytellers with fantastic tales to tell, this guide will get you drawing in no time. Write your own books for kids with the guidance provided on outlining, scripting a story, pacing the action, and planning transitions. Then break out of the traditional comic book panel with a variety of blank templates to fill in! Place your own captions, speech balloons, and sound effects--or don't! It's all up to you when you write your own books for kids. With this book, you can experiment and explore to create a graphic novel of your very own. This guide includes: Write your own book for kids--Put your storytelling skills to use with exercises that teach you how to develop outlines, title your story, and plan the action. Space to create--Find a wide variety of blank panels and templates for any medium--plus plenty of room to add your own speech bubbles and sound effects. Pen to paper--Write your own books for kids with simple steps that walk you through penciling, lettering, inking, and coloring your panels. Learn how exciting it can be to write your own books for kids with Create Your Own Graphic Novel.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel 2nd Edition

Here is a clear, beginning-to-end guide to creating a graphic novel, from developing a concept to getting it to readers. Heavily illustrated, this book explains the tools used, demonstrates techniques, and offers tricks of the trade.

Author: Nat Gertler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101155615

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Graphic novel guidance from two experts in the field. Here is a clear, beginning-to-end guide to creating a graphic novel, from developing a concept to getting it to readers. Heavily illustrated, this book explains the tools used, demonstrates techniques, and offers tricks of the trade. Writers and illustrators alike will find it the best overall introduction to the world of graphic novels. ?New edition features a larger format with expanded illustrations. ?Publishers Weekly reports graphic novel sales in the U.S. and Canada at $375 million in 2007, quintuple sales from 2001, while in 2008, United Press International reports, graphic novel business is booming. ?Well-known author in the graphic novel community, both Eisner Award nominees

Create Comics a Sketchbook

This is just the beginning of something big! With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Creative Keepsakes journals offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you.

Author: Editors of Chartwell Books

Publisher: Chartwell

ISBN: 9781631067686

Category: Art

Page: 204

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Drawing your own comics has never been easier! Create Comics: A Sketchbook gives you all the tools to get started creating your own comic world by combining helpful tips and tricks with sketchbook pages with panels. Whether you prefer to draw single-panel comics or a graphic novel, the 58 pages of helpful instruction in the front of this sketchbook covers all the comic-making basics, including: Creating Characters Bodies in Motion Villains Battles Adding Speech Some Dos & Don'ts Sound Effects Inking Techniques How Does it End? Creating Your Own Comic Book Then, get right into planning and drawing your comic with the 144 blank pages in the back of the book that have panels outlined for you. The layflat format lets you focus on your drawing. So, are you ready to become a storyteller? This is just the beginning of something big! With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Creative Keepsakes journals offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. An entertaining way to get off your screen, these guided and free-form journals are great for writers and artists alike. Each journal offers content around a different theme, including silly prompts for a laugh, random yet thoughtful questions, inspiration for art and composition, interactive prompts to learn about your heritage, and blank interiors on high-quality paper stock to use as your creative canvas. Beautifully designed and full of mindful prompts, channel your inspiration as you put pen (or pencil, or marker, or crayon!) to paper to learn more about yourself, your talents, and the people you love. Also in this Series 3,001 Questions All About Me, 301 Things to Draw, 301 Writing Ideas, Inner Me, Internet Password Book, My Father's Life, My Grandmother's Life, My Life Story, My Mother's Life, 3,001 This or That Questions, My Grandfather's Life, Create the Poem, Complete the Drawing Journal, Mom and Me Journal, Why I Love You Journal, Create the Story, and Destroy & Design.

Make Your Own Comic Books

This book contains: *over 100 different page layouts, all based on popular comic books and graphic novels from ALL the major companies! *cut-and-paste panels to make your own design layouts *exclamations, sound effect words, and dialogue ...

Author: Andrew Frinkle

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508809100

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 116

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Before you start creating your SUPER awesome COMICS: This book is meant as a guide, not to draw in. Cut out the layouts and copy them, or scan the layouts onto your computer to create digital art. You can also create the art on other pages, then cut and paste it to fit on the panels on these layouts. This book contains: *over 100 different page layouts, all based on popular comic books and graphic novels from ALL the major companies! *cut-and-paste panels to make your own design layouts *exclamations, sound effect words, and dialogue bubbles & boxes!

The Insider s Guide To Creating Comics And Graphic Novels

In this unprecedented, behind-the-scenes guide, former Marvel editor and current IDW senior editor Andy Schmidt and his superstar industry friends give you the inside track on creating engaging, professional-looking comic books.

Author: Andy Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440319839

Category: Art

Page: 176

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From the creative minds behind your favorite modern-day comics ... In this unprecedented, behind-the-scenes guide, former Marvel editor and current IDW senior editor Andy Schmidt and his superstar industry friends give you the inside track on creating engaging, professional-looking comic books. Written for upcoming creative stars and comic book enthusiasts, The Insider's Guide to Comics and Graphic Novels covers the entire creative process from beginning to end, from fine-tuning a script to the nuances of camera angles, costume design and lettering. You'll learn not only how to emulate a camera pan, hit 'em with a splash page and shift into slow motion, but also WHEN and WHY to dip into that bag of graphic tricks for maximum impact. The real-world guide to creating great comics! • Profiles and insights from John Romita, Jr., Neal Adams, Gene Ha, David Finch and John Byrne • Professional advice from top talents in the business, including writers Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns and Tom DeFalco; inkers Klaus Janson, Karl Kesel and Mike Perkins; colorist Chris Sotomayor; and letterer Chris Eliopoulos • Expert instruction on every element of the creative process - writing, drawing, inking, coloring, page layout and scene design - and how they all work together

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel

It begins with planning, plot, and dialog; moves on to pencil drawing, inking, and adding text and colors; and ends with the all-important tasks of publishing and marketing the finished novel.

Author: Nat Gertler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592579426

Category: Design

Page: 311

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Writers and illustrators alike will find in this Complete Idiot's Guide® the best overall introduction to the world of graphic novels. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Creating a Graphic Novel, Second Edition is a clear, step-by-step guide to creating a graphic novel from beginning to end-from developing a concept to getting it to readers. It begins with planning, plot, and dialog; moves on to pencil drawing, inking, and adding text and colors; and ends with the all-important tasks of publishing and marketing the finished novel. Heavily illustrated, it follows the evolution of an original 8-page story. Along the way, it explains the tools used, demonstrates techniques, and offers professional tricks of the trade.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel 2nd Edition

Here is a clear, beginning-to-end guide to creating a graphic novel, from developing a concept to getting it to readers. Heavily illustrated, this book explains the tools used, demonstrates techniques, and offers tricks of the trade.

Author: Nat Gertler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101155219

Category: Art

Page: 336

View: 105

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Graphic novel guidance from two experts in the field. Here is a clear, beginning-to-end guide to creating a graphic novel, from developing a concept to getting it to readers. Heavily illustrated, this book explains the tools used, demonstrates techniques, and offers tricks of the trade. Writers and illustrators alike will find it the best overall introduction to the world of graphic novels. ?New edition features a larger format with expanded illustrations. ?Publishers Weekly reports graphic novel sales in the U.S. and Canada at $375 million in 2007, quintuple sales from 2001, while in 2008, United Press International reports, graphic novel business is booming. ?Well-known author in the graphic novel community, both Eisner Award nominees

Create Your Own Comic Book Ideal for Creating Comics Manga Graphic Novels 8 5 X 11 Inches A4 Size

Create Your Own Comic Book Kids absolutely love making their own cartoons, stories and comics. This blank comic layout book offers loads of room to express their stories.

Author: Comic Creations

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798682078714

Category:

Page: 100

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Create Your Own Comic Book Kids absolutely love making their own cartoons, stories and comics. This blank comic layout book offers loads of room to express their stories. Jam packed with comic book panels made up of various styles, spread over 100 pages, is enough to keep all budding artists busy for many hours... Large 8.5 x 11 inches (A4 size), there is plenty of space to draw their own worlds, making this a perfect gift for all occasions.

Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel

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 ...

Author: Dan Cooney

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 0764146297

Category: Art

Page: 160

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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.

Art Panels BAM Speech Bubbles POW

Describes how to write and create graphic novels, including brainstorming for story ideas, developing characters, creating thumbnail sketches, and using emanata and backgrounds to enhance a drawing.

Author: Trisha Speed Shaskan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781404860162

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes how to write and create graphic novels, including brainstorming for story ideas, developing characters, creating thumbnail sketches, and using emanata and backgrounds to enhance a drawing.

Blank Comic Book for Kids

This Blank Comic Book Notebook will give them plenty of room to tell their stories. Filled with comic book panels made up of various styles across over 100 pages, this book will keep budding artists busy for hours.

Author: The Whodunit The Whodunit Creative Design

Publisher:

ISBN: 179072497X

Category:

Page: 110

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Create new worlds and tell amazing stories! Kids love making their own cartoons and comics. This Blank Comic Book Notebook will give them plenty of room to tell their stories. Filled with comic book panels made up of various styles across over 100 pages, this book will keep budding artists busy for hours. Sized a bit larger than a normal comic book or graphic novel at 8.5" x 11" there's even more room for them to immerse themselves in their wonder. It's the perfect gift for the holidays or birthdays as kids will have extra time to sit down and draw and write. Full features include: 8.5 x 11 SOFTCOVER Bound Notebook 100 PAGES TIPS on how to make an amazing comic book with a short introductory comic tale EXAMPLE pages showcasing word balloons and how to utilize special effects 12 UNIQUE panel grid layouts scattered throughout MATTE finish cover Will they pen an epic space adventure with aliens and spaceships? Or how about a sweeping fantasy featuring dragons and knights? Only you can know for sure. Let their imagination run wild!

Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics

It's your story... These are ways to help you get your story out, to help you become the writer inside of yourself." This is the book on writing you've been waiting for, a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing fiction for comics.

Author: Andy Schmidt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440351884

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Unlock the secrets to comic-writing success! "You have a story tell. It's your story... These are ways to help you get your story out, to help you become the writer inside of yourself." This is the book on writing you've been waiting for, a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing fiction for comics. While it is true that there is no set way to write a comic book script, no set format, no industry standard, it is equally true that someone learning to write comics needs structure. That's where Comics Experience© Guide to Writing Comics can help. Comics veteran Andy Schmidt offers sage advice and practical instruction for everything from writing realistic dialogue to communicating your ideas to other comics professionals. Inside you'll find: • 23 exercises to help you put fundamental writing principles into practice • Sample script formats, page-by-page outlines, scene-by-scene outlines and short pitches that show you exactly how to create these important components of the writing process • Diagrams and pages from published comics to illustrate key concepts • Tips on professional development, networking and navigating the comics industry These pages include all the tools you need to write great comics, but where do you begin? Begin with yourself. You have to know--not believe--know: You can do this, and this guide will help. Now, begin with Chapter 1...

Creating Characters with Personality

From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken.

Author: Tom Bancroft

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 9780399578731

Category: Art

Page: 144

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From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred Flintstone to SpongeBob SquarePants, the design of a character conveys personality before a single word of dialogue is spoken. Designing Characters with Personality shows artists how to create a distinctive character, then place that character in context within a script, establish hierarchy, and maximize the impact of pose and expression. Practical exercises help readers put everything together to make their new characters sparkle. Lessons from the author, who designed the dragon Mushu (voiced by Eddie Murphy) in Disney's Mulan—plus big-name experts in film, TV, video games, and graphic novels—make a complex subject accessible to every artist.

Creating the Cover for Your Graphic Novel

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the publisher, ... of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lee, Frank, 1980–Creating the cover for your graphic novel / by Frank Lee. p. cm.

Author: Frances Lee

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781448864362

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Provides step-by-step instructions on drawing the cover of a graphic novel or comic, and teasing the story through illustration.

Murder Mystery Graphic Novels and More Innovative Programs for Engaging Teens in Your Library

This book offers step-by-step details on how to plan and execute library workshops and programs to inspire creativity in teens.

Author: Thane Benson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440861376

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 133

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This book offers step-by-step details on how to plan and execute library workshops and programs to inspire creativity in teens. • Empowers librarians to teach graphic novel creation, create murder mystery events, make animated films, and offer other creative programs on a shoestring budget • Provides exercises and games librarians can use to kick-start creativity in teens • Includes other fun elements such as further information offered in word bubbles in the graphic novel section and a built-in flip book

Making Comics

Presents instructions for aspiring cartoonists on the art form's key techniques, sharing concise and accessible guidelines on such principles as capturing the human condition through words and images in a minimalist style.

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 0060780940

Category: Art

Page: 264

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Presents instructions for aspiring cartoonists on the art form's key techniques, sharing concise and accessible guidelines on such principles as capturing the human condition through words and images in a minimalist style.

Blank Comic Book for Kids Create Your Own Comics with This Comic Book Journal Notebook

Kids love making their own cartoons and comics and this Blank Comic Book for Kids is the book you need.

Author: Blank Books 'n' Journals

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539660419

Category:

Page: 106

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Kids love making their own cartoons and comics and this Blank Comic Book for Kids is the book you need. Filled with comic book templates of various styles, with over 100 pages, this book will keep budding artists busy for hours. This is a big comic book, 8.5" x 11" so lots of room for them to immerse themselves in their own creativity. It is the perfect gift for the holidays as kids will have the time to sit down and draw. Order your blank comic book for kids today and let them create their own comics. Click to buy now.

Blank Graphic Novel and Comic Book

The book format 8,5 x 11 in, allows you to take it with you on the road and create graphic stories or action comics wherever you are, and additional blank pages at the end allow you to write notes and draw sketches.

Author: Intergalactic Happiness

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798584035617

Category:

Page: 120

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An ideal gift for artists and creative people, as well as children and everyone who loves to draw and create their own graphic hand-drawn stories. The unique author's 120-page design was developed specifically for creating graphic novels, comics, and manga. The pages are specially prepared for drawing on good suitable paper. The book format 8,5 x 11 in, allows you to take it with you on the road and create graphic stories or action comics wherever you are, and additional blank pages at the end allow you to write notes and draw sketches. Will help you unleash your creativity and create your own unique graphic stories and incredible comics!