Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

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Best-sell­ing Mar­vel Comics writer Bri­an Michael Bendis reveals the com­ic book writ­ing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ulti­mate Spi­der-Man, All-New X-Men, and more.

One of the most pop­u­lar writ­ers in mod­ern comics, Bri­an Michael Bendis reveals the tools and tech­niques he and oth­er top cre­ators use to cre­ate some of the most pop­u­lar com­ic book and graph­ic nov­el sto­ries of all time. Words for Pic­tures shows read­ers the cre­ative meth­ods of a writer at the very top of his field. Bendis guides aspir­ing cre­ators through each step of the comics-mak­ing process—from idea to script to fin­ished sequen­tial art—for fan favorite comics like The Avengers, Ulti­mate Spi­der-Man, Uncan­ny X-Men, and more. Along the way, tips and insights from oth­er work­ing writ­ers, artists, and edi­tors pro­vide a rare, exten­sive look behind the cre­ative cur­tain of the comics indus­try. With script sam­ples, a glos­sary of must-know busi­ness terms for writ­ers, and inter­ac­tive comics-writ­ing exer­cis­es, Words for Pic­tures pro­vides the com­plete tool­box need­ed to jump start the next comics-writ­ing suc­cess sto­ry.



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