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#87: You Can Do A Graphic Novel - Barbara Slate


Synopsis & Book Info:
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 thhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gife 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

Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Alpha Books
ISBN: 9781592579556
Purchase at Amazon


Author Bio:
Barbara Slate is the author of over 300 comic books and graphic novels. She created Angel Love for DC Comics, created, wrote and drew Yuppies from Hell and Sweet XVI for Marvel. Her first character , Ms Liz, appeared on millions of greeting cards, in cosmopolitan, and on the Today show.
Barbara writes a weekly syndicated column called 'You can do a Graphic Novel' that she plans to use to promote the book.


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My Opinion:
This book may have been designed to help you create graphic novels or comic books, but the information inside is relevant to writing in general. Most of the tips and tools can be applied to any form of writing, as a basic guideline to follow to create a fantastic and entertaining story.
It even helps you deal with "writer's block".
So a very useful book indeed!


5/5


Recommend? Definitely to all new writers.


~I received a copy from Wilks Communications. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. Graphic novels and comic books are a huge industry, I was just looking at some review offers in this catagory. Any aspiring author would be wise to learn from a veteran like Ms. Slate.

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  2. ... look how well Diary of a Wimpy Kid did

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