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Title:
Comics Experience® guide to writing comics : scripting your story ideas from start to finish / Andy Schmidt.
Title Variants:
Guide to writing comics
ISBN:
9781440351846
Edition:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Impact Books, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
includes index.
Contents:
Part 1: breaking story -- Story -- Character -- The story sentence -- Level-up the story -- Part 2: writing for comics -- Layering -- Outlining -- Writing visually for your artist -- Writing visually for the reader -- Writing dialogue for comics -- Overview and quick guide -- Part 3: navigating the comics industry -- Networking and collaboration -- Building a career in comics.
Abstract:
Schmidt offers advice and practical instruction for everything from writing realistic dialogue to communicating your ideas to other comics professionals. Includes 23 exercises to help you put fundamental writing principles into practice, sample script formats, page-by-page outlines, scene-by-scene outlines and short pitches that show you exactly how to create these important components of the writing process, diagrams and pages from published comics to illustrate key concepts, and tips on professional development, networking and navigating the comics industry.
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Summary

Summary

Unlock the secrets to comic-writing success! A comprehensive guide for artfully and methodically translating your great idea from a thought in your head, to coherent, powerful, and character-driven scripts, written specifically to make use of all the advantages the comic book medium has to offer and also to entice artists and editors alike to your work. Topics covered: Story, Character and Plot, Anatomy of a Scene, Structure, Outlining, How to Write Visually, Writing Dialogue for Comics, and even Career Development. AUTHOR: Andy Schmidt is a comics veteran, having worked for Marvel, IDW Publishing and Hasbro. In 2007, he started Comics Experience, where he also teaches, and which he has steadily grown every year. He is the author of The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels. SELLING POINT: * Comic Interest Growing: Comic and graphic novels continue to grow in popularity with print book sales rising and movies and conventions continuing to rake in record sales. 75 colour illustrations


Author Notes

Andy Schmidt (Shelbyville, KY) is a comics veteran, having worked for Marvel, IDW Publishing, and Hasbro. In 2007, he started Comics Experience, where he also teaches, and which he has steadily grown every year. He is the author of The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels. www.ComicsExperience.com