The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel

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Penguin, 2004 - Reference - 328 pages
2 Reviews
What do the movies Men in Black, The Road to Perdition, Ghost World, and X-Men all have in common? Each started out as a graphic novel one of the fastest growing and most exciting-to-watch segments of the book publishing industry. Just as many prose readers are inspired to become novelists, So too are many graphic novel readers inspired to create graphic novels of their own. And now, with the Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel the first book to provide a comprehensive and detailed look at the process involved they can.
Authored and illustrated by two award-winning graphic novelists, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel provides never-before-published information and insights For The aspiring graphic novelist.
  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel

User Review  - Jody Mabry - Goodreads

I wrote 5 graphic novels in the last 2 years and consider this book indispensable for the process. It works well as a beginner resource and for an expert who wants to occasionally look back through resources. Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel

User Review  - Lynn - Goodreads

The book isn't as complete as it should be. There are helpful web links and valuable information in it. However, I feel it would have been more effective if it was laid like a graphic novel instead of a bunch of written words. Worth reading though. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Nat Gertler is an acclaimed comic book editor, educator, and graphic novel industry expert. His serialized graphic novel, The Factor, was nominated for an Eisner Award, and his publishing imprint, About Comics, has released works by several New York Times bestselling authors. He is the author of seven Complete Idiot's Guides books.

Steve Lieber is an award-wining graphic artist who has professionally drawn Conan, Buffy, Superman, Star Trek, and Batman comics. Lieber recently completed work on a sequel to the graphic novel, Road To Perdition, which was the source for the 2003 Academy Award-winning film by the same name.

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