Synopses & Reviews
For any writer who wants to become an expert comic-book storyteller, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics
is the definitive, one-stop resource!
In this valuable guide, Dennis ONeil, a living legend in the comics industry, reveals his insider tricks and no-fail techniques for comic storytelling. Readers will discover the various methods of writing scripts (full script vs. plot first), as well as procedures for developing a story structure, building subplots, creating well-rounded characters, and much more. ONeil also explains the many diverse formats for comic books, including graphic novels, maxi-series, mega-series, and adaptation. Of course, there are also dozens of guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results.
"O'Neil...offers much good sense and valuable information about his craft....[A]bove all, O'Neil addresses the universals of writing in a way that makes the book useful to all aspiring scripters, regardless of their knowledge of comics." Roland Green, Booklist
"[A] witty, clear, and concise guide....[O'Neil] provides excellent advice and guidance for beginners....This is a nice balance to the many how-to-draw-comics books in most collections. Even for nonwriters, the book is interesting for the background look it provides into how comics are created." School Library Journal
The authoritative resource on writing comics illustrated with DC Comics' classic characters!
A living legend in the comics industry, author Dennis O'Neil reveals the inside tricks and no-fail techniques for comic book storytelling. In The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics, he covers the various methods of writing scripts, procedures for developing a story structure, building subplots, creating well-rounded characters, and much more, including guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results.
About the Author
For more than twenty years, Batman editor and writer Dennis O'Neil has put the "dark" in the Dark Knight and has been the guiding force behind the Batman mythos. A bestselling novelist, he has taught writing at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has lectured at numerous colleges.