Happy Holidays! Tis the season for good cheer and sharing. For those of you who like to give and/or receive gifts, we have a few recommendations for the comic book creators on your list.
Share the gift of creativity to a friend, a valuable creative partner, or just for yourself. We reached out to the community on our message boards for suggestions. And, wow, did the community have suggestions!
And here are…
6 Great Gift Ideas for Comic Book Creators
Tools to create and facilitate the creation of comic books came up frequently. That makes sense, as many comic book creators are moving to digital tools.
- Scrivener (for writers)
- MS Office
- Adobe Creative Suite
We had lots and lots of book suggestion. (Hey, we’re book people!) Some of these will be available at your local comic shop, so be sure to check there first.
- Lettering: The Essential Guide to Lettering: https://amzn.to/3FeIGzA
- Photo Reference: Colossal Collection of Action Poses: http://www.comicbookschool.com/colossal-photo-reference/ & Framed Perspective: https://amzn.to/3J3wLa9
- Drawing: How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way: https://amzn.to/3J24jWg
- Writing: Alan Moore’s Guide to Writing Comics: https://amzn.to/3miizAA
- Comic Craft: Comics & Sequential Art: https://amzn.to/3J6yJ9K & Understanding Comics https://amzn.to/3qcoqbz: Everybody!
- Graphic novels, trade paperbacks, and other comic-reading materials
We only had one class mentioned, but it was a really great suggestion. There are lots of amazing online courses now.
- Masterclass: Neil Gaiman Teaches the Art of Storytelling: https://www.masterclass.com/classes/neil-gaiman-teaches-the-art-of-storytelling
4. Art Supplies
- Comic art boards
- Digital tablet (iPad, Android, Wacom)
- Art table
- Comfortable chair
Marvel Unlimited https://www.marvel.com/unlimited
DC Universe Infinite: https://www.dcuniverseinfinite.com/premium
And, of course, never forget the good old trusty gift card. When in doubt, gift cards are always a hit!
Thank you to our contributors:
A. A. Rubin
And, of course, happy holidays. May all of your holiday wishes come true!