You Can Do a Graphic Novel (Paperback)
ALPHA, 9781592579556, 208pp.
Publication Date: January 5, 2010
Get that story out of your head and onto paper!
A guide to creating graphic novels- presented in the form of a graphic novel- from a veteran in the field!
In You Can Do a Graphic Novel, Barbara Slate guides aspiring graphic novelists through the same process she learned in her early days working for Marvel and DC Comics-a process she has simplified for the classes she teaches and for the syndicated column she writes. Written in the form of a graphic novel itself, the book covers all the components and shows readers how to:
*Find their own drawing style regardless of ability
*Create memorable characters, compelling plots and subplots, and engaging dialog
*Traverse the graphic novel business
About the Author
Praise For You Can Do a Graphic Novel…
"I shudder at the thought of having to compete with a whole new gaggle of graphic novel creators! I tremble because if anyone can bring out the writer and artist hidden within society's somnambulant psyche it's the titanically talented Barbara Slate. So please don't read this book. I have a family to support!"
-Stan Lee, Chairmain, POW! Entertainment and Chairman Emeritus, Marvel Entertainment
"Along with all your art supplies, favorite chair, and a good light over your drawing board, you must keep a copy of Barbara Slate's new book You Can Do a Graphic Novel close by. Every chapter is a little gem to help any young (or old) artist/writer. Barabara and I have been friends and co-workers on hundreds of stories and other art projects. I congratulate her on this terrific book and watch out for all my new competition coming into the business after they read Barbara's book.
-Stan Goldberg, legendary Archie artist
"Barbara Slate has captured the creative process with all its tortures and delights, and produced a great guidebook to anyone who wants to unleash their inner creativity."
-Paul Levitz, President and Publisher, DC Comics
"Get ready! Barbara will get your creative juices flowing."
"Attention, hopeful comic writers: Barbara Slate has given you a helping hand with You Can Do a Graphic Novel, a colorful, funny, and user-friendly way to attain your goal. With Slate's perfect combination of brightly illustrated tips and no-nonsense rules, you'll find that You Can Do a Graphic Novel!"
-Trina Robbins, Writer/Historian, Comics Creator (Author of A Century of Women Cartoonists)