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Comics Experience (R) Guide to Writing Comics

Scripting Your Story Ideas from Start to Finish

Author: Andy Schmidt  

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This is the book on writing you've been waiting for, a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing fiction for comics. While it is true that there is no set way to write a comic book script, no set format, no industry standard, it is equally true that someone learning to write comics needs structure.

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Summary

This is the book on writing you've been waiting for, a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing fiction for comics. While it is true that there is no set way to write a comic book script, no set format, no industry standard, it is equally true that someone learning to write comics needs structure.

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Description

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

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Critic Reviews

“"For anyone who ever loved my work on Madrox and his X-Factor , you should knwo it wouldn't have existed without my editor, Andy Schmidt...and now that he has taken the time to produce a book on comic writing, you owe it to yourself to grab it up immediately to help your own endeavors. He sees possibilities that others can't even grasp, and you owe it to yourself to jump on board with his work." ~Peter David "Comics educator Andy Schmidt has finally collected his invaluable how-to knowledge. If you want to get into comics, you cannot pass this book up." ~Mark Waid "Invaluable insight and practical application from one of the best darn comics educators in the business!" ~Fred Van Lente”

"For anyone who ever loved my work on Madrox and his X-Factor, you should knwo it wouldn't have existed without my editor, Andy Schmidt...and now that he has taken the time to produce a book on comic writing, you owe it to yourself to grab it up immediately to help your own endeavors. He sees possibilities that others can't even grasp, and you owe it to yourself to jump on board with his work." ~Peter David

"Comics educator Andy Schmidt has finally collected his invaluable how-to knowledge. If you want to get into comics, you cannot pass this book up." ~Mark Waid

"Invaluable insight and practical application from one of the best darn comics educators in the business!" ~Fred Van Lente

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About the Author

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.

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Unlock the secrets to comic-writing success! "You have a story tell. It's your story... These are ways to help you get your story out, to help you become the writer inside of yourself." This is the book on writing you've been waiting for, a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing fiction for comics. While it is true that there is no set way to write a comic book script, no set format, no industry standard, it is equally true that someone learning to write comics needs structure. That's where Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics can help. Comics veteran Andy Schmidt offers sage advice and practical instruction for everything from writing realistic dialogue to communicating your ideas to other comics professionals. Inside you'll find: 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 Tips on professional development, networking and navigating the comics industry These pages include all the tools you need to write great comics, but where do you begin? Begin with yourself. You have to know--not believe--know: You can do this, and this guide will help. Now, begin with Chapter 1...

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Unlock the secrets to comic-writing success! "You have a story tell. It's your story... These are ways to help you get your story out, to help you become the writer inside of yourself." This is the book on writing you've been waiting for, a nuts-and-bolts guide to writing fiction for comics. While it is true that there is no set way to write a comic book script, no set format, no industry standard, it is equally true that someone learning to write comics needs structure. That's where Comics Experience

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Product Details

Publisher
F&W Publications Inc | IMPACT Books
Published
19th June 2018
Pages
176
ISBN
9781440351846
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