Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bandgt;Find success as a comic book artist with this step-by-step guide to creating, publishing, and marketing your very own comics.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The secrets to comic book creation are at your fingertips! This comprehensive guide details the steps to becoming a hit comic book makerand#8212;from creating compelling characters and illustrations to getting published and marketing a finished productand#8212;and is full of insights from world-famous artists from such companies as DC, Marvel, and Dark Horse. In addition to highlighting tips from seasoned pros, inspiring success stories from young artists are sprinkled throughout along with a resource list of potential publishers to help you hit the ground running.andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp;andnbsp; andnbsp;andlt;i andgt;So, You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist? andlt;/iandgt;also features in-depth chapters on adapting a storyline for video games and movies, using social media to promote a finished product, and self-publishing your own comic. Whether youand#8217;re just starting out or have been drawing comics for years, this book will get you where you want to go.
"Any young cartoonist dreaming of breaking into the field of comics and graphic novels must have this book! It's a treasure trove of useful information and solid cartooning principles and practices. Understanding and developing story ideas and plot, creating characters, laying out pages, self-publishing, understanding the comics publishing business, and interviews with novice and professional cartoonistsand#8212;I wish I had this book when I was a kid! Parents will find this a valuable resource to promote their child's burgeoning interest in this exciting career. And teachers will find this an invaluable resource for their students' self-directed learning opportunities."andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;and#8212;Richard Jenkinsandlt;/Bandgt;, author of andlt;Iandgt;Comics In Your Curriculumandlt;/Iandgt;
andlt;Iandgt;"So You Want to Be a Comic Book Artist?andnbsp;andlt;/Iandgt;is everything the ten-year-old me wanted! Perfect for daydreamers, four-color optimists, and doers of daring deeds, this book will give kids and kids-at-heart the tools to make their imaginations soar. Insightful and accessible, Amara has created more than just a how-to book, itand#8217;s a love letter to a truly American art formand#8212;comics!"andlt;Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; and#8212;Matthew Codyandlt;/Bandgt;, author of andlt;Iandgt;Powerlessandlt;/Iandgt;
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Phil Amaraandlt;/bandgt; is cocreator of the Nevermen and Sky Ape comics. As an editor, his books have won Eisner Awards in the comics industry, as well as an American Illustration Award and a Society of Illustrators Silver Medal. His first childrenand#8217;s picture book is called andlt;iandgt;Treehouse Heroesandlt;/iandgt;. As a schoolteacher, his Mighty Writers program uses comic books and movies to inspire young storytellers.andlt;bandgt;andlt;i andgt;andlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt;andnbsp;