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A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and successful pros. Every aspiring comic book creator wants to know: what separates the beloved comics of major publishers like Marvel, DC, Valiant, and Image from all the rest? Fan-favorite comic boo A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and successful pros. Every aspiring comic book creator wants to know: what separates the beloved comics of major publishers like Marvel, DC, Valiant, and Image from all the rest? Fan-favorite comic book writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente reveal the secrets of comics' top talents in "Make Comics Like the Pros." The authors take readers step by step through the comics creation process from idea to finished work, and along the way offer examples and insights from their own careers as well as their collaborators'. Not only that, but Pak and Van Lente also join forces with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover to produce an original comic inside the book! With its unprecedented level of insider access, "Make Comics Like the Pros" gives comic book hopefuls the tools they need to reach the next level of sequential arts stardom.


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A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and successful pros. Every aspiring comic book creator wants to know: what separates the beloved comics of major publishers like Marvel, DC, Valiant, and Image from all the rest? Fan-favorite comic boo A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and successful pros. Every aspiring comic book creator wants to know: what separates the beloved comics of major publishers like Marvel, DC, Valiant, and Image from all the rest? Fan-favorite comic book writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente reveal the secrets of comics' top talents in "Make Comics Like the Pros." The authors take readers step by step through the comics creation process from idea to finished work, and along the way offer examples and insights from their own careers as well as their collaborators'. Not only that, but Pak and Van Lente also join forces with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover to produce an original comic inside the book! With its unprecedented level of insider access, "Make Comics Like the Pros" gives comic book hopefuls the tools they need to reach the next level of sequential arts stardom.

30 review for Make Comics Like the Pros: The Inside Scoop on How to Write, Draw, and Sell Your Comic Books and Graphic Novels

  1. 4 out of 5

    (Jen) The Artist Librarian

    There are many "how to draw comics" instructional books out there --I've borrowed quite a few from the library over the years. However, Pak and Van Lente's Make Comics Like the Pros takes it a step further, as their sub-title states, "The Inside Scoop on How to Write, Draw & Sell Your Comic Books and Graphic Novels." This book contains a gold mine of information from veteran comic book creators for those looking into publishing their own sequential art. The main idea of this book is collaboration There are many "how to draw comics" instructional books out there --I've borrowed quite a few from the library over the years. However, Pak and Van Lente's Make Comics Like the Pros takes it a step further, as their sub-title states, "The Inside Scoop on How to Write, Draw & Sell Your Comic Books and Graphic Novels." This book contains a gold mine of information from veteran comic book creators for those looking into publishing their own sequential art. The main idea of this book is collaboration. Open any comic book and you'll often see a list of names credited: writer[s], editor[s], penciler[s], inker[s], letterer[s], colorist[s], etc. Throughout different chapters, Pak and Van Lente take you through the entire process of creating a comic book from generating an idea to publicizing and marketing. They use pages and panels from other indie comic book creators as examples or to illustrate ideas, so it's not a boring, dry, non-fiction book. On the contrary! The prose is conversational and concise, with each stage often broken down in numbered lists of guidelines or "commandments." One of the things I enjoyed about this book was learning about the process of creating a comic book --it isn't simply drawing out panels and writing in speech bubbles. There is a lot of thought and work put into every step (and often by many different people). There aren't any drawing tutorials in this book, as that is not the focus of the title, though there are tips and suggestions for collaborating or working with pencilers, inkers, colorists, and other artists. Overall this is a great graphic novel creation book and I recommend it to anyone who would like an idea of how the comic book publishing industry works. *Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through bloggingforbooks.org in exchange for an honest review, which I have done.*

  2. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Marchitto

    Lots of great advice, and it really sheds some light on the process of making comics. It covers everything from outlining the script to the distribution process and promotion. Before, I was totally ignorant to the importance of pencilers and inkers, but after reading this I now get how integral they are. And there’s all kinds of other tidbits like that in the book that really show the nitty-gritty of what goes into making a comic.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jesse Stoddard

    A very interesting and well-designed inside look at the comic business; including the creative process, team work, project management, and best practices. I loved all the examples!

  4. 5 out of 5

    TIZZY

    I grew up reading graphic novels and manga with my bestie. Pulling all-nighters reading and being on Gaia. Good times. I have always wanted to know how to make comics. Making comics has always intrigued me. Being an art student, I like to branch out my ideas, thought, dreams, and stories onto paper. Graphic novels and manga are like literary butterflies. I don't know why they are hated on so much. They have such vivid stories and characters, like any other book you would read. And they are visua I grew up reading graphic novels and manga with my bestie. Pulling all-nighters reading and being on Gaia. Good times. I have always wanted to know how to make comics. Making comics has always intrigued me. Being an art student, I like to branch out my ideas, thought, dreams, and stories onto paper. Graphic novels and manga are like literary butterflies. I don't know why they are hated on so much. They have such vivid stories and characters, like any other book you would read. And they are visually entertaining, like a tv show. It's the best of both worlds. /rantover I liked this book. It was very thorough. I liked how they showed the process and development in the dialogue and writing sections. How it isn't writing one time and it's all perfect. It is a process with editors and friends double-checking each other ideas. How making a comic is team-based. Also, how everything is not permanent and set in stone. Scenes can change. Dialogue can change. Everything can change! You don't need to be afraid of perfection, but to word vomit and get your ideas out there. Shows these authors are not perfect, and that it took them many times and tons of practice to get where they are now. This book also shows some parts on the aesthetics view on comics. Shows you how to make proper dialogue bubbles, and where your characters should go. They show examples of how to create emphasis on certain scenes or characters. Its a good beginning book. I cant wait to take their advice in action! I liked this book and will probably share it with some fellow art students. The one thing I didn't like was the font or the size of the font. Something was very off. I kept losing my spot, and needing reading breaks. I never have that problem. It was very wonky in my eyes. I think the font was too thin and tall. But that is totally subjective. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    Greg Pak, award-winning comic book writer of Batman/Superman, and Fred Van Lente, bestselling author of Incredible Hercules, collaborate together on this this inspiring guide for writing, drawing, and selling comic books. This book has it all; from how to format the comic script to how to promote your comic. This book is filled with some of the best advice money can buy supported by dozens of prime examples. One of the sections I appreciated the most was the ten commandment sections. These were f Greg Pak, award-winning comic book writer of Batman/Superman, and Fred Van Lente, bestselling author of Incredible Hercules, collaborate together on this this inspiring guide for writing, drawing, and selling comic books. This book has it all; from how to format the comic script to how to promote your comic. This book is filled with some of the best advice money can buy supported by dozens of prime examples. One of the sections I appreciated the most was the ten commandment sections. These were filled with quick and helpful tips ranging for writers, editing, inking, interviewing, etc. One of the tips that many of these positions have in common is collaboration. The authors stress that making a comic book can be done by a single individual but greatness usually comes by collaborating with multiply people. They were also quick to remind the reader that each position is important and that it is important to give credit to every member, no matter how “minor” the position may seem. I also really enjoyed the examples. There were examples for how to format a comic script; my favorite being on page 7, with an example of what it looks like when two people are collaborating over a project. They explain it as a “colorful” experience but explaining this in the chapter and providing an example helps multiply types of readers. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the process of creating a comic book or anyone wanting a guide for were to start. I found this book to be the best of its kind, and I’ve looked at many since I am the perfect audience for the book. I’ve been wanting to create a comic book of my own for years and I finally have a guide that takes me through the steps of finding the perfect inker and how to find a supportive editor. Readers Note: "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jae Holt

    (This is part of a review I did on my blog) Because every beginner needs the basics, "How to Draw" books that focus on character and scene creation are definitely important. But there is so much more to creating a comic than the art and the story. This book doesn't tell you how to draw the characters, color the backgrounds, and line them up in panels. Pak and Van Lente give real-life examples of the creation process with quotes from other professionals in the industry and using a real comic to il (This is part of a review I did on my blog) Because every beginner needs the basics, "How to Draw" books that focus on character and scene creation are definitely important. But there is so much more to creating a comic than the art and the story. This book doesn't tell you how to draw the characters, color the backgrounds, and line them up in panels. Pak and Van Lente give real-life examples of the creation process with quotes from other professionals in the industry and using a real comic to illustrate every step of the process. And when chapter three rolls up and unveils the completed comic pages, showing all the steps in one finished product, you realize the book isn't done yet. There's still three more chapters that don't appear in most other "How to Draw" books. These "bonus" chapters include pitching your work, publishing, and marketing. These last chapters were especially useful because the information can be reinterpreted for non-comic works as well. As always, so as not to get in trouble with the FTC, here is my disclaimer stating that I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. ^_^

  7. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    "Make Comics Like The Pros" is a book on how to write (and otherwise create and sell) comic books and graphic novels. It's similar to "Words for Pictures" in that it talked about the importance of working well with all the other people involved in making a comic. This book gave more information on how to sell your own comic independently or through a publisher. The authors talked about how to co-write comics and actually created a short comic, step-by-step, to show how it is done. For the art and "Make Comics Like The Pros" is a book on how to write (and otherwise create and sell) comic books and graphic novels. It's similar to "Words for Pictures" in that it talked about the importance of working well with all the other people involved in making a comic. This book gave more information on how to sell your own comic independently or through a publisher. The authors talked about how to co-write comics and actually created a short comic, step-by-step, to show how it is done. For the art and editing parts, people that they have worked with described their job and gave some tips on how to do their job well. It focused more on comic books than graphic novels or webcomics, but a lot of the creation information also applied to those formats. I think this an excellent book for people wanting to understand how the comic industry currently works and to learn how to create a comic with others and sell it. I received this book as a review copy from the publisher through Blogging for Books.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cas H.

    I am not someone who can draw, or really into comic books. I requested this book to see if it would help my twelve-year-old son, who loved to write and create comics, and it did. I read thru the book and I thought it was good, but that is from the point of view of someone who knows nothing. My son sat down and read and read, he did not want to put the book down. Some of the parts of the book went over his head such as the marketing and selling, but he will be able to take advantage of that later I am not someone who can draw, or really into comic books. I requested this book to see if it would help my twelve-year-old son, who loved to write and create comics, and it did. I read thru the book and I thought it was good, but that is from the point of view of someone who knows nothing. My son sat down and read and read, he did not want to put the book down. Some of the parts of the book went over his head such as the marketing and selling, but he will be able to take advantage of that later when he is older. I liked this book. I received a free copy in return for an honest review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    PJ Ebbrell

    I wasn't expecting much when I picked this book of the library shelf, but I was bowled over. Written in a friendly and easy to read style. Greg Pak and Fred Vant Lente cover the creative and operational side of how to produce comics. It gives some great examples and useful advice to beginners. The guidance is to give a realistic view of how to succeed in the comics industry and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. As the writers are Americans, it covers the North American comics industry, but it h I wasn't expecting much when I picked this book of the library shelf, but I was bowled over. Written in a friendly and easy to read style. Greg Pak and Fred Vant Lente cover the creative and operational side of how to produce comics. It gives some great examples and useful advice to beginners. The guidance is to give a realistic view of how to succeed in the comics industry and how to avoid some of the pitfalls. As the writers are Americans, it covers the North American comics industry, but it has a very good advice for Doing-It-Yourself.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Katrina Roets

    Ever wondered just how many people it takes to make a comic book and what all of those fine folks do? This could just be the perfect book for you. It covers everything and does it in such a way that is easy to follow along and learn a lot along the way. Throughout each section, folks in the industry tell you how they do their job and do it well. As someone who has a minor role within this industry (both as an editor and reviewer), it was a delight to see the full behind the scenes make up for a Ever wondered just how many people it takes to make a comic book and what all of those fine folks do? This could just be the perfect book for you. It covers everything and does it in such a way that is easy to follow along and learn a lot along the way. Throughout each section, folks in the industry tell you how they do their job and do it well. As someone who has a minor role within this industry (both as an editor and reviewer), it was a delight to see the full behind the scenes make up for any comic.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elisabeth

    I have no particular interest in making comics myself, but it was very interesting to see how they do get made - all the pieces involved, all the people. I never really understood all the different jobs before. Also, some of the advice translates to any creative work. The authors are enjoyable to read, and the sample work in progress is fun to see come to life. Recommended for creative types with an interest in comics.

  12. 4 out of 5

    C.A.

    Invaluable to a total newbie like myself. The writing is lively and fun, a big plus for a book of this sort. I really liked that they took you through the process by "creating" a new comic book for his book. It gives them the chance to get into the details in a way that isn't boring. Plus, I want to read this comic book now. Does anyone know if they decided to go ahead and publish the damn thing?

  13. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Chant

    5 enthusiastic stars! My complete review is here: https://catherinechant.wordpress.com/... 5 enthusiastic stars! My complete review is here: https://catherinechant.wordpress.com/...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Learned a few things about drawing, a lot about professional collaboration, liked that the second half was about selling and marketing.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michael Scott

  17. 4 out of 5

    David Hale

  18. 5 out of 5

    Kevin E Collins

  19. 5 out of 5

    Paul

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rahadyan

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nick Braccia

  22. 5 out of 5

    D.C. Walker

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jaratr

  24. 4 out of 5

    Ren

  25. 5 out of 5

    Chris Waigand

  26. 4 out of 5

    Trenton Xavier

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Vandenberg

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stephen

  29. 4 out of 5

    David Press

  30. 5 out of 5

    Magdalene

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