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Bendis, Brian Michael. Words for Pictures: The art and business of writing comics and graphic novels. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2014. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-7704-3435-9
BibTeX citation key: Bendis2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: Authorial poetics, Bendis. Brian Michael, Creative process, Instructional comic, Superhero, USA
Creators: Bendis
Publisher: Watson-Guptill (New York)
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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 AvengersUltimate Spider-ManUncanny 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.

Table of Contents

Joe Quesada: Foreword (ix)

Introduction (1)

1. Why? (11)
2. The Modern Comic Book Script (21)
3. Writing for the Artists (73)
4. The Editor’s Roundtable (137)
5. The Writers’ FAQs (163)
6. The Business of Comics Writing (175)
7. Writing Exercises (187)

Conclusion (199)

Acknowledgments (203)
Index (207)

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