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The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels: From superheroes to manga?all you need to start creating your own graphic works
     

The Everything Guide to Writing Graphic Novels: From superheroes to manga?all you need to start creating your own graphic works

by Mark Ellis, Melissa Martin-Ellis
 

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Watchmen.V for Vendetta.A History of Violence. The Sandman. 300.

You've read them, you've loved them, and now you want to write and illustrate them. The Everything(r) 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

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Watchmen.V for Vendetta.A History of Violence. The Sandman. 300.

You've read them, you've loved them, and now you want to write and illustrate them. The Everything(r) 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. You'll learn how to:

  • Develop memorable characters
  • Create intricate storylines
  • Illustrate, lay out, and design panels that pop
  • Letter your dialogue
  • Market and promote your work
It's all here for you. Professional graphic novelists Mark Ellis and Melissa Martin Ellis show you the ropes of the industry and how to make your graphic novel matter. They help you to take the ideas out of your head and put them onto the page. Lavishly illustrated with more than 100 drawings, this guide also features full-color examples of Mark Ellis's distinctive graphic style.

Dramatic? Humorous? Off-beat? With pen in hand, it's up to you. A whole universe of characters and volumes of stories are waiting to be created-now give them life!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598694512
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Series:
Everything (Language and Writing) Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,373,488
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Ellis is the author of forty novels, most of them under the "house name" of James Axler. He created the popular Outlanders science-fiction series and wrote Justice Machine, Death Hawk, Doc Savage, The Wild, Wild West, and H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu, among many other comic book and graphic novel series.

Melissa Martin Ellis served as the art director of Millennium Publications, a comic magazine publisher, designing such popular titles as Anne Rice's The Mummy, Doc Savage, and Nosferatu: Plague of Terror.

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