Table of Contents from the book Creating Comics from Start to Finish.
EDITING: The Eye of the Storm
Not only are editors responsible for the creative wrangling of a comic book, but they also must be masters of project management. With MIKE MARTS
WRITING: The Idea, the Blank Page and How Comics Are Born. Dive deep into how comics are written, from pitching ideas to getting them into print. With MARK WAID
PENCILLING: Sketching Worlds One Page at a Time. The most coveted job in comics isn’t all glamour; it takes discipline to survive. With DARICK ROBERTSON
INKING: It’s More Than Just Tracing. Inkers are jokingly misaligned as “tracers,” but they bring impact and nuance to pencilled art. With RODNEY RAMOS
LETTERING: Getting in the Last Word. Most letterers are barely viewed as part of the creative process, but see one poorly lettered page and you’ll know just how important they really are. With CHRIS ELIOPOULOS
COLORING: A Multichromatic Look at Today’s Technology. The modern-day colorist is not merely an artist. Staying on top of the latest techniques requires serious tech savvy. With BRIAN HABERLIN
OTHER ROADS IN: Alternate Jobs in Comics. The path to a comics career can lead you to various departments and job opportunities.
THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID: One-on-One With Joe Quesada. Marvel’s chief creative officer talks about making the decisions that make people want to buy comics.
THE MAN HIMSELF: A Candid Conversation With Stan Lee. Listen closely to the legend who singlehandedly transformed the world of comics.
NOW, PUT THIS DOWN and Get to Work. Professional do’s and don’ts, the truth about self-publishing, plus plenty more pointers for aspiring comic book creators.
RESOURCES FOR CREATORS
SELF-PUBLISHING BUDGET GUIDE
ONLINE CONTENT GUIDE