I’m sure you've had a similar moment when you realised that creating comics is something you should at least investigate further. What ever that moment was, I’ve got some resources here that’ll help that creative flame burn a little brighter.
WRITE OR WRONG
Indie comic creator turned pro, Dirk Manning, has written a comprehensive guide on how to create a comic book from the very first idea to the back cover. He then goes onto give you the basics of marketing and self-publication, but there are better books on those subjects. If you’re looking for a starter manual on how to get your idea onto the page, this is the book for you.
My personal favourite part of the book is right at the back where Dirk gives quotes from every artist he has ever worked with asking them what qualities they look for in a good writer. If you are serious that want to create comics professionally, then a large part of your working life will involve collaborating with artists – this part of the book above all other is extremely important. Great book.
Very good resource
I’d recommend their section on Management if you are a more advanced creator, we can all maximise efficiency in our process.
ALAN MOORE'S WRITING FOR COMICS SERIES
Yep, we’re talking about that man again. Mr Moore wrote several articles for a British fanzine back in 1985, and this book is a collection of those fanzines and an afterword from the man himself.
If you want to create anything whether it's comic books or any kind of art this is an absolute necessity. It's very rare that a genius on the level of Alan Moore opens up about their creative process and provides genuinely practical and priceless advice on the theory and application of writing so when it happens grab it. This is like if Hitchcock wrote a book on camera work or Picasso wrote a how to guide on colour work.
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