The world of comics and graphic novels has grown in depth and sophistication. Schmidt, former Marvel editor and current IDW senior editor, has gathered his industry friends for a serious look at how to create engaging, professional-quality comic books, including writing, drawing, inking, coloring, page layout, and scene design and how they all work together. Along with the creative basics is professional business advice. Schmidt incorporates an ability to transmit his passion to students of the medium. For public libraries, along with Al Bigley's Draw Comics Like a Pro: Techniques for Creating Dynamic Characters, Scenes, and Stories.