Jump-start your comic book career! Creating Comics From Start to Finish tells you everything about how today's mainstream comic books are produced and published. Top working professionals detail how comics are created from concept to completion.
Dig deep into every step of the process including writing, editing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering and even publishing. Working professionals talk candidly about breaking into (and staying in) this exciting industry.
Interviews and advice from:
Mike Marts, Editor—BatmanMark Waid, Writer—Kingdom Come, Flash, IrredeemableDarick Robertson, Penciler—Wolverine, The Boys, TransmetropolitanRodney Ramos, Inker—Green Lantern, PunisherBrian Haberlin, Colorist—Witchblade, SpawnChris Eliopoulos, Letterer—Pet Avengers, Spider-Man, X-MenJoe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer—Marvel ComicsStan Lee, Former President, Chairman—Marvel Comics
Buddy Scalera is a comic and graphic novel writer, and he was the creator and editor of Wizard Entertainment's WizardWorld.com and WizardSchool.com websites. He is also known for his photography as the author of the bestselling Comic Artist's Photo Reference series (IMPACT Books) and CD-ROM series Visual Reference for Comic Artists. He also self-publishes with After Hours Press. Scalera has hosted sessions on creating comics at WizardSchool.com online and Wizard School workshops at WizardWorld conventions; and he also wrote and hosted ComixVision, a cable TV show explaining the comic hobby, for over four years. Visit his website www.buddlyscalera.com.
After escaping Rita Repulsa¡¯s mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins the Power Rangers to combat the onslaught of evil attacks plaguing Angel Grove. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path. Collects issues #1-4, plus the prequel issue #0.
"By striking a tone that ably flirts between old and new, the creators appear prepped to give the fans what they want¡ªa darn good Power Rangers tale." - IGN
In this book, you get WHAM! (Karate chop to the head!) WHOOSH! (Leaping out of danger!) ARGH! (I've been shot!). Running, flying, kicking, wielding weapons, it's all here, along with a great selection of casual activities (talking on the phone, getting dressed, drinking) for carrying your storyline forward. 1,200 dynamic facial expressions and poses, with an emphasis on action Extreme angles, perspective and special lighting poses for maximizing drama Male and female models represent a range of ages and ethnicities 16 step-by-step demonstrations show how professional comic artists from DC, Marvel and other top publishers use photo references to create cutting-edge art This collection brings together all three previously published Comic Artist's Photo Reference books, along with brand new actions and demonstrations. It's powerful inspiration for drawing smokin' scenes and creating authentic characters that leap off the page.
Whether the storyline calls for your character to perform incredible feats of strength, puts him in a shoot-out with the bad guys or hurls him across the page, Comic Artist's Photo Reference: Men and Boys will help you draw the perfect pose. With more than 1,000 high-quality photos to choose from, you'll find the inspiration you need to give your heroes, villains, studs and other characters attitude and authenticity.
Four models with a range of ages and body types.A wide variety of poses, from talking on the phone to flourishing a cape, copping an attitude, running, jumping and wielding weapons.Specially lit poses for ultimate drama.Hundreds of additional images and other bonus material included on companion CD-ROM
This book provides essential reference for mastering every nuance of gesture, form and facial expression. It's the next best thing to having real, live superheroes in your studio