The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics by Comfort Love and AdamWithers

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The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics by Comfort Love and Adam Withers

Age range: Adult (appropriate for teens, too)
Series: none
Genre: Art/business
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill (May 19, 2015)
Source: From publisher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

About the Book:

Take Control of Your Comics-Making Destiny
Creating your own comic is easier than ever before. With advances in technology, the increased connectivity of social media, and the ever-increasing popularity of the comics medium, successful DIY comics publishing is within your reach. With The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, creators/instructors Comfort Love and Adam Withers provide a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, perfect for any aspiring comics creator. This unprecedented, in-depth coverage gives you expert analysis on each step—writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. Along the way, luminaries in the fields of comics, manga, and webcomics—like Mark Waid, Adam Warren, Scott Kurtz, and Jill Thompson—lend a hand, providing “Pro Tips” on essential topics for achieving your comics-making dreams. With the insights and expertise contained within these pages, you’ll have everything you need and no excuses left: It’s time to make your comics!

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My Thoughts:

This book was fabulous.  As someone that knew absolutely nothing about the creation of comics before reading this book, I found it extremely informative.  It covers the entire creation process, from concept and script writing to printing and marketing.  
It’s important to note that this book is a step by step guide to creating a comic.  It is not an instructional book on drawing or writing.  It probably wouldn’t be much help to a seasoned professional already working in the field of comics, but it is a fantastic resource for anyone just starting out.  It takes the reader through the entire complex process and offers tips and advice from professionals.  It even has a few Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials to help artists and letterers get the effects they want.  
If you are new to the world of comic making, this is an excellent starting point.  If you read this book along with a few others (like Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe and Words for Pictures: the Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels by Brian Michael Bendis), you’ll be well on your way to creating your own comic.  Happy reading!
Content: clean

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.


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