The phrase goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” I don’t know anyone who follows it. For that reason, an eye-catching cover is necessary to catch the eyes of potential buyers. At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Mark Evanier (Jack Kirby historian and a comic legend in his own right) collected five comic book […]
By David Seidman (Mildly NSFW images below.) A good costume can help to make a comics character a star. In a visual medium like comics, a costume tells a huge amount about a character. So how can you design a costume that works? I’ve got advice from both comics creators and designers of costumes for […]
By David Seidman Hi. This is the first in a series of articles with practical advice on how to do things in comics. What gives me the heft to throw around advice? I’ve written comics for Bongo and Marvel, edited comics for Disney, marketed and publicized comics for NBM, Papercutz, and other companies, and written […]
First Second, publishers of “great graphic novels for every reader”, have just released today the story of Spill Zone. Written by New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Alex Puvilland, this graphic novel follows that of a young woman named Addison who must provide for herself and her younger sister ever since […]
Speaking of David Gibbons, the subject of the nine-panel grid was debated on Twitter the other day following a conversation spark from J.A. Micheline: okay guys: what's the deal with the 9-panel grid. why is it good. what is the source of the hype. — J. A. Micheline⚡️ (@elevenafter) April 24, 2017 You can dig around […]
Drawn & Quarterly recently released Joe Ollmann’s latest graphic novel, The Abominable Mr. Seabrook. Joe Ollmann worked on this graphic for a period of five years, not simply to write and illustrate the book, but also to do extensive research on the life of the extremely colourful author William Seabrook. Not simply content with this […]
Helpful tip for crediting art in comics. One is by Jamie McKelvie and the other is by Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson. See the difference? pic.twitter.com/5HJJz9zZQl — Matt Wilson (@COLORnMATT) January 20, 2017 This tweet by colorist Matt Wilson was going around last week, and not only does it reinforce the importance of properly crediting […]
By: Nicholas Eskey Often in the comic book industry we focus our admiration on the artist, shortly followed by the writer. But what about those unsung individuals that separate comic books from just fancy drawings? I’m talking about the colorists and the letterers. Yesterday in room 24D of the Convention Center, 5 people in those […]
The other day we told you about a Frank Miller DKIII variant cover that had everyone talking about its (depending on your point of view) minimalist and/or shockingly incompetent art style.
After some twitter discussion, artist James Harvey took it upon himself to show that Miller’s recent work might be suffering from a misplaced coloring esthetic.
And then all hell broke loose.
Greg Pak explains why he’s Kickstarting a book about how to run a successful Kickstarter. Since Kickstarter Secrets is already successful, you probably shouldsupport this book and listen to this man before you run your own comics Kickstarter!