Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom

Derek Padula
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With a foreword from Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel, Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is a grand celebration of the world's greatest anime and manga and it's momentous 30th Anniversary.

Join me on a global adventure in search of the 7 dragon balls, as we head west toward Japan, the birthplace of Dragon Ball. Along the way we'll meet 81 fans from 25 countries who will share their Dragon Ball story. From artists to authors, collectors to philosophers, we'll hear their Dragon Soul and discover how Dragon Ball changed their lives. Includes over 100 images.

We'll meet such famous fans as Lawrence Simpson (MasakoX) from Team Four Star, Malik from Dragon Ball New Age, Salagir from Dragon Ball Multiverse, MMA fighter Marcus Brimage, YouTube celebrities SSJGoshin4, Nelson Junior (Casa do Kame), and film critic Chris Stuckmann, famous cosplayers "Living Ichigo," Atara Collis, and Jah'lon Escudero, the creators of Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, Twitter star @Goku, authors Patrick Galbraith, Nestor Rubio, and Vicente Ramirez, and dozens more.

Joining us will be 27 professionals from 7 countries, including American voice actors Chris Sabat (Vegeta), Sean Schemmel (Goku), Chris Ayres (Freeza), Chris Rager (Mister Satan), Mike McFarland (Master Roshi), Chuck Huber (Android 17), Kyle Hebert (Son Gohan), Jason Douglas (Beerus), Chris Cason (Tenshinhan), FUNimation employees Justin Rojas, Adam Sheehan, and Rick Villa, Dragon Ball Z composer Bruce Faulconer, Dragon Ball manga editor Jason Thompson, Canadian voice actors Peter Kelamis (Goku) and Brian Drummond (Vegeta), Latin American voice actors Mario Castaneda (Goku), Rene Garcia (Vegeta), Eduardo Garza (Krillin), French voice actor Eric Legrand (Vegeta), French journalist Olivier Richard, Spanish voice actors Jose Antonio Gavira (Goku), Julia Oliva (Chichi), and manga editor David Hernando, Danish voice actors Caspar Philllipson (Goku) and Peter Secher Schmidt (Freeza), and Brazilian voice actor Wendel Bezerra (Goku).

Gather your belongings, jump on your magic cloud, and embark on a grand adventure, in Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom!
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Derek Padula
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Jun 2, 2015
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Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Media Tie-In
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Nonfiction
Literary Criticism / Asian / Japanese
Literary Criticism / Comics & Graphic Novels
Social Science / Popular Culture
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 Table of Contents 
Chapter # 1: Types of Comic Books 
1. One-Shot 
2. Anthologies 
3. Mini-Series 
4. Ongoing 
5. Graphic Novel 
6. Webcomic 
Chapter # 2: Coming up with a Comic Book Idea 
Pay attention to your environment 
Get inspiration from movies 
Read novels 
Read other comic books 
Chapter # 3: Tips for Developing Your Story 
Remember to develop key characters 
Give your characters good reasons for fighting 
Black moments are great 
Have a proper ending 
Don't be predictable 
Chapter # 4: Coming up with Characters 
Revisions make great characters 
Keep the list of characters small 
Personality and background are crucial 
Draw sketches 
Make them unique 
Characters in your book must be different physically 
Colors Matter 
Chapter # 5: Know Your Audience 
You will be able to use its language 
You will give your audience stories it likes 
Promotion becomes easier 
Writing the book becomes easier 
How to Identify Your Audience - 
Chapter # 6: Making Your Comic Book 
Write Your Story 
Make Panels 
Chapter # 7: Tips for Editing and Proofreading Your Book 
Revise one thing at a time 
Focus on grammar and spellings 
Don't just edit once 
Don't proofread it yourself 
Chapter # 8: Promoting Your Comic Book 
Have a website 
Don't forget social media 
Ask people to share and recommend 
Join comic boards 
Sell at a comic con 
Chapter # 9: How to Be a Great Comic Book Writer 
1. Read Lots 
2. Work with Others 
3. Learn from the Pros 
4. Don't Stop at One Book 
5. Get Feedback 
Author Bio 


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