The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

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Watson-Guptill, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 128 pages
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In this valuable guide, Dennis O誰eil, a living legend in the comics industry, reveals his insider tricks and no-fail techniques for comic storytelling. Readers will discover the various methods of writing scripts (full script vs. plot first), as well as procedures for developing a story structure, building subplots, creating well-rounded characters, and much more. O誰eil also explains the many diverse formats for comic books, including graphic novels, maxi-series, mega-series, and adaptation. Of course, there are also dozens of guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results. All characters, names and indicia are trademarks of DC Comics ゥ 2000. All rights reserved. For more than 20 years, Batman editor and writer Dennis O誰eil has put the 'dark' in the Dark Knight and has been the guiding force behind the Batman mythos. He has been called a master of the comics form, and the dean of American comics writers. A best-selling novelist and screenwriter, O誰eil currently teaches a course in comic book writing at Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Nyack, New York.

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Good straightforward book on comics writing. - Goodreads
Breaks down the basics of writing a comic book script. - Goodreads
Nice reference book. - Goodreads
Amazingly relevant to all types of storytelling. - Goodreads
I like it for the simple advice and examples. - Goodreads
Good for anyone interested in story telling. - Goodreads

Review: The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics (DC Comics Guides)

User Review  - Serge Pierro - Goodreads

A good introductory book on the essence of writing for comics. Nothing of profound depth is presented within, but it does contain all of the relevant material to get one up and running. Writing itself ... Read full review

Review: The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics (DC Comics Guides)

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Tells you everything you need to know about writing comic books, and the history of it. It even goes to describe the basic elements of comic books, and describes the elements of the past. I've ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

For more than 20 years, Batman editor and writer Dennis O'Neil has put the 電ark in the Dark Knight and has been the guiding force behind the Batman mythos. He has been called a master of the comics form, and the dean of American comics writers. A best-selling novelist and screenwriter, O'Neil currently teaches a course in comic book writing at Sarah Lawrence College. He lives in Nyack, New York.

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