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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novelby Nat Gertler and Steve Lieber
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Tools for creating the next great graphic novel!
What do the movies Men in Black, Road to Perdition, Ghost World, and X-Men all have in common? Each started out as a graphic novel — one of the fastest growing segments of the book publishing industry. Now, here is the first book to provide a comprehensive and detailed look at the process involved in creating a successful graphic novel.
You're no idiot, of course. You know that the graphic novel is the hot medium for all sorts of stories — using pictures and words to portray everything from personal tales to action epics. It's an art form as limitless as your imagination — so where do you begin? The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel is for you — whether you want to write, draw, or do it all yourself. It shows you exactly how to develop your concept into a story, a story into a script, and a script into a completely drawn graphic novel prepared for publication.
About the Author
Nat Gertler is an acclaimed comic book editor, educator, and graphic novel industry expert. His serialized graphic novel, The Factor, was nominated for an Eisner Award, and his publishing imprint, About Comics, has released works by several New York Times best-selling authors. He is the author of seven Complete Idiot's Guides books.
Steve Lieber is an award-wining graphic artist who has professionally drawn Conan, Buffy, Superman, Star Trek, and Batman comics. Lieber recently completed work on a sequel to the graphic novel, Road To Perdition, which was the source for the 2003 Academy Award-winning film by the same name.
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