Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780770434359
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 07/22/2014
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 131,476
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS is an award winning comics creator and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. For the last twelve years, Bendis's books have dominated the top of nationwide comic and graphic novel sales charts. As a leading writer for Marvel Comics, he works on their best-selling properties like The Avengers, Spider-Man, the X-Men, and Guardians of the Galaxy. In addition, his original projects include Scarlet, Brilliant, Powers (currently in development as a TV series at FX), Torso (being developed as a film by Circle of Confusion), and the Hollywood tell-all Fortune and Glory. The winner of five prestigious Eisner Awards, Bendis lives with his family in Portland, where he writes and teaches comics and graphic novel writing at Portland State University and the University of Oregon.

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At the age of six, I stood in front of my family and declared myself the writer and artist of Spider-Man. I had no idea what it meant. I had no idea what I was saying. But it was declared.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Joe Quesada

Chapter 1

Chapter 2
The Modern Comic Book Script

Chapter 3
Writing for the Artists

Chapter 4
The Editors’ Roundtable

Chapter 5
The Writers’ FAQs

Chapter 6
The Business of Comics Writing

Chapter 7
Writing Exercises


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Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
EricAngevine More than 1 year ago
This book is specifically aimed at writers who want to break into the world of comic books, but it's loaded with practical advice that will benefit any creative person. And it's more fun to read than your average writer's advice book because it's loaded with gorgeous art. Highly recommended.