Creating Comics from Start to Finish: Top Pros Reveal the by Buddy Scalera

By Buddy Scalera

You could paintings Professionally in Comics! Jump-start your comedian publication profession! developing Comics From begin to end tells you every little thing approximately how cutting-edge mainstream comedian books are produced and released. best operating execs aspect how comics are made from idea to finishing touch. Dig deep into each step of the method together with writing, enhancing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering or even publishing. operating pros speak candidly approximately breaking into (and staying in) this fascinating undefined. Interviews and recommendation from: Mike Marts, Editor—Batman Mark Waid, Writer—Kingdom Come, Flash, Irredeemable Darick Robertson, Penciler—Wolverine, the men, Transmetropolitan Rodney Ramos, Inker—Green Lantern, Punisher Brian Haberlin, Colorist—Witchblade, Spawn Chris Eliopoulos, Letterer—Pet Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men Joe Quesada, leader artistic Officer—Marvel Comics Stan Lee, Former President, Chairman—Marvel Comics

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If the freelancer can excel at at least two of the sides on the triangle — made up of reliability, talent and attitude — they stand a good chance of maintaining a career in comics. According to Marts, working speed can also be helpful. Tracking his portfolio of favorite freelancers, Marts always works with people who can turn around quality work under tight deadlines. “Speed can be worked into reliability,” says Marts. And a freelancer with all three things going for them will last longer in the industry that someone with fewer.

It doesn't really matter how you break in, the important thing is to break in. Understanding the complete continuum of the comic book workflow will enable you to identify the breaking-in point that works for you. Many pages in each chapter of this book are dedicated to explaining how people broke into the comics industry. It's useful information that shows the broad range of shared and unique experiences. If you're a student of the profession, you should understand how the professionals got to become pros.

On an editor's role: “The editor's job is to be the guy behind the scenes. We're not really looking for praise. We're looking to assemble the best team possible and put out the best comic possible. If things go right, we'll get none of the credit, but that's fine. If things go wrong, we'll get all the blame, and that's fine too. It's just kind of part of what the position is. We're not looking to be superstars; we're not looking to be the best known people in the comic book industry. ” If you kept up with that, congratulations, you may have the talent to eventually become a comic book editor.

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