GRAPHIC ELVIS - FREE COMIC SAMPLER, Issue 1: Issue 1

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"When I was a child, ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book...So every dream that I¡¯ve dreamed has come true a hundred times" -Elvis

This Free Comic Book Day Preview of the Graphic Elvis collector¡¯s book, features selected stories and excerpts from the deluxe hardcover edition of the book. "Graphic Elvis" is an illustrated homage to Elvis¡¯ lifelong appreciation of comic books, commemorating the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley¡¯s death in 2012. In the same way comic books inspired Elvis, this book allowed today¡¯s premiere comic book creators to find inspiration from Elvis¡¯ treasured archives at Graceland, creating a unique visual experience for his millions of fans. Acclaimed graphic novel artists recruited from around the world portray the King of Rock 'n¡¯ Roll in unprecedented visual styles. Beyond the original illustrations, the book features numerous hand-written notes and musings, rarely seen by the public and written in the margins of various books owned by Elvis. A whole new way to experience the greatest rockstar the world has ever known.

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Publisher
Liquid Comics
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Published on
Dec 19, 2014
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Pages
28
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ISBN
9781626659223
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
Literary Criticism / Comics & Graphic Novels
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This content is DRM protected.
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AS SEEN IN USA TODAY, WIRED, YAHOO! AND MORE.

"When I was a child ladies and gentlemen, I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book...So every dream that I¡¯ve dreamed has come true a hundred times" -Elvis

To celebrate the life and legacy of Elvis Presley around the 35th anniversary of his passing on August 16, 2012, Graphic Elvis is the ultimate book for any Elvis fan.

The book also features for the first time, a number of Elvis¡¯ handwritten personal notes written in the margins of his book collection at Graceland. Readers can explore pages from Elvis¡¯ books with doodles, words, numerological notes and handwritten phrases.

The notes reveal rare insights into the inner workings of the legendary music icon, showing his deep spiritual quest and exploration of the mystical. Elvis shared his passion to seek out the deeper mysteries of life commenting, "All I want to know is the truth, to know and experience God. I'm a searcher, that's what I'm all about"

In the same way comic books inspired Elvis, this book allowed today¡¯s premiere comic book creators to find inspiration from Elvis¡¯ treasured archives at Graceland, creating a unique visual experience for his millions of fans. Rare photos and memorabilia from the archives at Graceland in Memphis are showcased, including Elvis¡¯ signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali; a letter inviting Elvis to London to perform for the royalty of England; etc.

Featuring a story by comic book legend, Stan Lee, (co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Hulk and Thor), as well as leading creators including Jimmy Palmiotti, John Cassaday, Paul Gulacy, Ryan Kelly, Paul Pope, Greg Horn, Jeevan J. Kang, Mukesh Singh, Steve Rude, Tony Millionaire, Gilbert Hernandez and more.

A whole new way to experience the greatest rockstar the world

In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:
 
* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work

When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper!
            His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
            He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic!
            In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages!
            And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
           Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way.  John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee!

It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior!


From the Trade Paperback edition.
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