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In recent years, a new market of convergence culture has developed. In this new market, one story, idea, concept, or product can be produced, distributed, appreciated, and understood by customers in a variety of different media. We are at the tipping point of this new convergence culture, and comics is a key area affected by this emerging model.
In Comics for Film, Games, and Animation Tyler Weaver teaches you how to integrate comics storytelling into your own work by exploring their past, present, and future. You will explore the creation of the unique mythologies that have endured for more than seventy years, and dig into the nitty gritty of their creation, from pacing and scripting issues to collaboration. Finally, you'll gain a love and appreciation of the medium of comics, so much so that you won't be able to wait to bring that medium into your story toolbox.
Reach a wider audience by embracing comics to supplement your own ideas, and offer more options for audience engagementFeatures chapters on convergence and mythology building. Comics have endured because of their expansive and exciting mythologies. How can you apply that to your own work?Every section (writing, art, etc.) contains interviews with key practitioners and artists in the field, deepening the value of the material presented, and bringing a personal look into how creatives do their workThe companion website features video interviews, blog about new projects and advancements in digital comics, as well as updated and expanded interviews. Script templates will be made available. In addition, a listing of independent artists (websites/Twitter handles)
Writers, directors, and producers reach a wider audience by embracing comics to supplement your own ideas, and offer more options for audience engagement.
Comics are a key element in today s convergence culture. From their use in video games, like Batman: Arkham City and the Halo series to their use in films like Star Trek and The Incredibles, comics have proven an invaluable method for creators to expand their storyworld and provide audiences with irresistible gateways into the story.
Tyler Weaver teaches you how to integrate comic storytelling into your own transmedia work by exploring their past, present, and future. He discusses the creation of the unique mythologies in comic stories and digs into the details of comic construction, from pacing to scripting to collaboration.
* Chapters on convergence and mythology building: Comics have endured because of their expansive and exciting mythologies. How can you apply that to your own work?
* Interviews with key practitioners and artists in the field, bringing a personal look into how professionals do their work
* The companion website features a blog with new projects and advancements in digital comics, expanded interviews, script templates, and listings of independent artists