Creating Comics from Start to Finish – Book

Creating Comics from Start to Finish
Top Comic Pros Reveal the Complete Creative Process

By Buddy Scalera
Shipped: March, 2011

Available on Amazon, the Joker’s Child (comic shop),, and now for iPad in the Apple Store or as a Kindle Edition.

Get information and actionable advice from people who have made comic books their career. This book includes the stories of the people who are professional storytellers. Learn how they broke in…and how hard they must work to stay in this amazing business. Get good advice and some truly fascinating personal stories from the creators you respect and admire.

This educational reference book for creators details the complete workflow of comics from concept to completion. Rather than focus on just one small part of the business, “Creating Comics from Start to Finish” gives a deep, intelligent look at the people who create comic books for a living. It’s truly a comic school in book form for people considering a career in comic books.

Features an extended Q&A interview with legendary comic creator Stan Lee. “Let me put it this way,” says Stan Lee. “No matter what you’re doing, the more knowledge you have, the better you’ll do.”

Learn about every step in the process including writing, editing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering, and even alternative careers like retailing. Check out the complete Table of Contents.

The book features interviews and career advice from successful creators including:

* Mike Marts – Editor – Batman, Detective Comics
* Mark Waid – Writer Kingdom Come, Flash, Irredeemable, Spider-Man
* Darick Robertson – Penciler Wolverine, The Boys, Transmetropolitan, Conan
* Rodney Ramos – Inker Green Lantern, Punisher
* Brian Haberlin – Colorist Witchblade, Spawn, Top Cow
* Chris Eliopoulos – Letterer Pet Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men
* Joe Quesada – Chief Creative Officer Marvel Comics
* Stan Lee – Former President, Chairman Marvel Comics

Cover by X-Men artist Alan Evans.
Paperback @ 176 pages
Publisher: Impact Books (March, 2011)
ISBN-10: 9781600617676
ISBN-13: 978-1600617676


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  1. I acutally managed to submit my first comic following this, its a really good post, so if ya all see Genoma, the Omega or the Furies in store, know that it was thanks to this post.

    • Fernando,

      Thanks for taking the time to write. I’m glad that you found the book useful. Good luck with your new comic!


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