Dc's Suggested Reading List For Aspiring Talent

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Dc's Suggested Reading List For Aspiring Talent

mickeys4life
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19 Nov 2007, 23:47 #1

http://www.dccomics.com/about/submissio ... mmends.pdf

DC C O M I C S 2 0 0 7
R E C O M M E N D E D R E A D I N G

GENERAL Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud; Kitchen Sink Press, 1997.
Human Figure: An Anatomy for Artists by David K. Rubins; Penguin Books.
Artistic Anatomy by Dr. Paul Richer & Robert Beverly Hale; Watson-Guptill, 1986.
Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth by Andrew Loomis; Viking Adult, 1971.
WRITING The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics by Dennis O’Neil; Watson-Guptill, 2001.
Graphic Storytelling by Will Eisner; Poorhouse Press, 1996.
On Directing Film by David Mamet; Penguin, 1992.
PENCILING The DC Comics Guide to Penciling Comics by Klaus Janson; Watson-Guptill, 2001.
Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner; Poorhouse Press, 1985.
Draw Comics with Dick Giordano by Dick Giordano; Impact Books, 2005.
Superheroes: Joe Kubert's Wonderful World of Comics by Joe Kubert;
Watson-Guptill, 1999.
INKING The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics by Klaus Janson; Watson-Guptill, 2003.
Draw Comics with Dick Giordano by Dick Giordano; Impact Books, 2005.
COLORING The DC Comics Guide to Coloring & Lettering Comics by Mark Chiarello and
Todd Klein; Watson-Guptill, 2004.
LETTERING The Speedball Textbook (23rd ed.) by Joanne Fink & Judy Kastin;
Speedball Art Products Company, 1999.
The DC Comics Guide to Coloring & Lettering Comics by Mark Chiarello and
Todd Klein; Watson-Guptill, 2004.
MARKETING Artists & Graphic Designers Market 2007, edited by Mary Cox & Michael Schweer;
Writers Digest Books, 2006.
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines (11th ed.);
Graphic Artists Guild, 2003.
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19 Nov 2007, 23:52 #2

interesting. :cartman:
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Aggamotto
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01 Apr 2008, 14:05 #3

I have the D.C guide to writing comics by dennis o neil, its well worth picking up if you're an aspiring comic writer.
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mickeys4life
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11 Jun 2008, 23:13 #4

Aggamotto @ Apr 1 2008, 09:05 AM wrote: I have the D.C guide to writing comics by dennis o neil, its well worth picking up if you're an aspiring comic writer.
What kind of insight does it reveal to us amateur wannabes?
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franshux
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12 Jun 2008, 01:17 #5

HAAAAAA!! I KNEW that Loomis´book would be among those!!!




I would add "How to draw superheroes the Marvel way" to that list, cuz it gives an idea of how to draw comic in a much more dynamic way


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Aggamotto
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18 Jun 2008, 13:29 #6

mickeys4life @ Jun 11 2008, 05:13 PM wrote:
Aggamotto @ Apr 1 2008, 09:05 AM wrote: I have the D.C guide to writing comics by dennis o neil, its well worth picking up if you're an aspiring comic writer.
What kind of insight does it reveal to us amateur wannabes?
Well im afraid it wont teach you "How" to write, im not sure that can be taught particularly. It does however dissect the various forms of comic books and offers a detailed anlaysis of the various formats of a comic book script aswell as offering concise sections of character development and handling dialogue.

It's indispensable for someone wanting to get into the medium and Denny doesnt shirk on the details. There are a lot of clear visual aids to back up the passages and the advice is sound and importantly not patronising.

I would reccomend picking up a book on writing for the stage or screen to supplement this material as i find the o neil book serves wonderfully as an introduction to the medium but it certainly isnt a catch all book for dramatic writing
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