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Comic Book Design: The Essential Guide to Creating Great Comics and Graphic Novels
Synopses & Reviews
Comic books and graphic novels have seen unprecedented sales in the last two yearsand generated billions of dollars in film and TV adaptations. Its no surprise then that there is a groundswell of artists and writers aspiring to create their own bestselling comics. In Comic Book Design, Gary Spencer Millidge, the award-winning creator of the Strangehaven comics, guides you through specific design elements exclusive to comic books, such as:
•creating and designing characters and background locations
•page layouts and grid structures
•lettering and word balloons
•cover and publication design
and much more!
With focuses on putting together an original design and storyline concept, drawing with both traditional (penciling and inking) and new technology methods (digitally), and profiles of leading comic artists and designers like Chris Ware and Chip Kidd, Comic Book Design is poised to become todays go-to guide for up-and-coming comic book creators.
The award-winning creator of the "Strangehaven" comics guides readers through specific design elements exclusive to comic books, such as creating and designing characters, page layouts and grid structures, cover and publication design, and more.
With film adaptations of legendary comic books and graphic novels hitting the bestseller lists, the medium of comics has never been more popular. To create your own comic book or graphic novel, you need to know the techniques, rules, and tips exclusive to the comic trade.
In Comic Book Design, Gary Spencer Millidge, the award-winning creator of the Strangehaven comics, guides you through. . .
•Creating story line concepts and original designs
•Designing characters and creating background locations
•Drawing in pencil and ink or digitally
•Page layout and grid structure
•Lettering, word balloons, and Color
•Covers and publication design
With profiles of leading comic artists such as Chris Ware and Chip Kidd, and examples right from the most successful comics on the market, Comic Book Design is the must-have for every beginning comic book artist.
About the Author
In addition to his self-published Strangehaven comic book series, GARY SPENCER MILLIDGE also published, co-edited, and contributed to Alan Moore: Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman, drew a strip for Bart Simpsons Treehouse of Horror, and co-wrote Draw Fantasy Figures!
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