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The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics: How to Create and Sell Comic Books, Manga, and Webcomics

How to Create and Sell Comic Books, Manga, and Webcomics

Comfort Love, Adam Withers

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Take Control of Your Comics-Making Destiny Creating your own comic is easier than ever before. With advances in technology, the increased connectivity of social media, and the ever-increasing popularity of the comics medium, successful DIY comics publishing is within your reach. With The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, creators/instructors Comfort Love and Adam Withers provide a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, perfect for any aspiring comics creator. This unprecedented, in-depth coverage gives you expert analysis on each step-writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. Along the way, luminaries in the fields of comics, manga, and webcomics-like Mark Waid, Adam Warren, Scott Kurtz, and Jill Thompson-lend a hand, providing "Pro Tips" on essential topics for achieving your comics-making dreams. With the insights and expertise contained within these pages, you'll have everything you need and no excuses left: It's time to make your comics!

COMFORT LOVE and ADAM WITHERS are the six-time, Harvey Award-nominated husband-and-wife co-creators of the self-published comics The Uniques, Uniques Tales, and Rainbow in the Dark. The pair have nearly a decade of experience as freelance illustrators and graphic designers, and have served as instructors at Kendall College of Art and Design. They started self-publishing comics in 2008, and by 2009, it was their full-time job. They live together with their small army of cats in Michigan, and can be found across America at more than a dozen comic and anime conventions each year. Visit their website at


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 240
Erscheinungsdatum 19.05.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-8041-3780-5
Verlag KNV Besorgung
Maße (L/B/H) 27/21.7/1.7 cm
Gewicht 931 g
Abbildungen 500 ILLUSTRATIONS


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  • 1. Concept 5
    What Are You Making and Why? 6
    Research 10
    Designing Characters 13
    Designing Your Setting 21
    2. Writing 27
    Anatomy of a Comics Script 28
    The Writing Process 31
    The Writer's Trinity: Plot, Story, and Character 36
    How to Write Dialogue 46
    Life as a Writer 49
    3. Drawing 57
    Anatomy of a Comics Page 58
    The Drawing Process 62
    Creating Interesting Pages 66
    Bringing Characters to Life 76
    Life as an Artist 82
    4. Coloring 89
    Introduction to Color Theory 90
    Getting Comfortable with Photoshop 95
    Coloring the Page 101
    Special Effects 113
    Life as a Colorist 125
    5. Lettering 131
    Understanding Lettering 132
    Getting Comfortable with Illustrator 136
    How to Letter a Page 141
    Sound Effects 155
    Life as a Letterer 167
    6. Publishing 171
    The Modern World of Publishing 172
    Print Publishing 178
    Digital Publishing 188
    Distribution 194
    7. Marketing 199
    You Are Your Product 200
    Targeting Your Audience 203
    Mastering Your Web Presence 207
    Conventioneering 214
    Afterword 225
    Thanks and Gratitude 227
    The Adventure Continues Online 229
    Index 230