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

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ISBN-13: 9781440524288
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Series: Everything®
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,035,792
File size: 22 MB
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About 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.

Table of Contents

Top Ten Books Every Graphic Novelist Should Read     vi
Introduction     vii
How Graphic Novels Came To Be     1
Do You Have What it Takes?     9
Developing the Concept     21
Genres Galore     33
Writing the Script     47
Team Building     59
The Story Becomes Art     67
Writer's Requirements     75
Penciler's Requirements     85
Letterer's Requirements     95
Inker's Requirements     105
Colorist's Requirements     115
Production Flow Chart     125
Cover Design     131
Print Production     141
Storage and Shipping     151
Advertising     159
Marketing and Promotion     171
Distribution     177
Legalities     185
Glossary     191
Additional Resources     195
Art Index     197
Index     211

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