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Jump-start your comic book career! Everything about how today's mainstream comic books are produced and published. Top working professionals detail how comics are created from concept to completion.

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Zine Making 101

Zine Making 101


Zine Making, a wikibook on how to make your zines, by contributes Mcld and Thenub314, is licensed under the Creative Commons-Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 imported license, and here is the URL Address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ You wanna make a zine? Now's your chance to make your very own zine! This very Wiki Book will guide you in the process of making the zine you have always...   [click here for more]
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Your Artist's Brain

Your Artist's Brain


Use the right side of your brain to draw and paint what you see - not what you think you see Overcome the obstacles to your artistic expression Improving your artwork can be as simple as learning how to trust your eyes. Your Artist's Brain shows you how to portray even the most complex subjects by focusing on what you really see - not what you think you see. Expert art instructor Carl Purcell...   [click here for more]
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Write or Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics

Write or Wrong: A Writer's Guide to Creating Comics


For over five years Dirk Manning's "Write or Wrong" column at Newsarama has provided aspiring writers with candid advice, anecdotes and inspiration about how to successfully meet artists, create comics, and get them published. At long last, Dirk collects key columns from his popular long-running series with each installment personally revisited by Manning in preparation for the book's release....   [click here for more]
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Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures

Winged Fantasy: Draw and Paint Magical and Mythical Creatures


Create fantasy creatures in watercolor! Mythology, folklore and fantasy fiction are full of fantastical winged creatures like the fiery phoenix, a roaring dragon protecting his hoard, a fierce gryphon warrior and more. Winged Fantasy will teach you everything you need to know about drawing and painting these and many other creatures. From head to tail and toe to wing, you'll be painting winged...   [click here for more]
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Why Comics?

Why Comics?


"Why Comics?" is a 24-Hour Comic produced as an examination of why anyone would want to get into this crazy business in the first place. In the span of a few short pages, it covers the motivations behind comics collecting and creation, the requirements for getting started, and the roadblocks a creator can expect to encounter, coming at last to the reason we do it anyway. This book also includes "Comics...   [click here for more]
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Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man

Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man


This volume collects a wide-ranging sample of fresh analyses of Spider-Man. It traverses boundaries of medium, genre, epistemology and discipline in essays both insightful and passionate that move forward the study of one of the world's most beloved characters. The editors have crafted the book for fans, creators and academics alike. Foreword by Tom DeFalco, with poetry and an afterword by Gary Jackson...   [click here for more]
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Watchmen as Literature: A Critical Study of the Graphic Novel

Watchmen as Literature: A Critical Study of the Graphic Novel


Watchmen has been hailed as the quintessential graphic novel and has spawned a body of literary criticism since its 1986 initial appearance in installments. This work explores the graphic novel's reception in both popular and scholarly arenas and how the conceptual relationship between images and words affects the reading experience. Other topics include heroism as a stereotype, the hero's journey,...   [click here for more]
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War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film

War, Politics and Superheroes: Ethics and Propaganda in Comics and Film


Superhero adventure comics have a long history of commenting upon American public opinion and government policy, and the surge in the popularity of comics since the events of September 11, 2001, ensures their continued relevance. This critical text examines the seventy-year history of comic book superheroes on film and in comic books and their reflections of the politics of their time. Superheroes...   [click here for more]
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Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow

Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow


"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? . . . The Shadow knows!" And who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels. Walter B. Gibson's life and career come out from...   [click here for more]
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Walt Kelly and Pogo: The Art of the Political Swamp

Walt Kelly and Pogo: The Art of the Political Swamp


One of the most popular comic strips of the 1950s and the first to reference politics of the day, Walt Kelly's Pogo took on Joe McCarthy before the controversial senator was a blip on Edward R. Murrow's radar. The strip's satire was so biting, it was often relegated to newspaper editorial sections at a time when artists in other media were blacklisted for far less. Pogo was the vanguard of today's...   [click here for more]
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Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives

Visions of the Future in Comics: International Perspectives


Across generations and genres, comics have imagined different views of the future, from unattainable utopias to worrisome dystopias. These presaging narratives can be read as reflections of their authors' (and readers') hopes, fears and beliefs about the present. This collection of new essays explores the creative processes in comics production that bring plausible futures to the page. The contributors...   [click here for more]
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Vile Villains Two

Vile Villains Two


Vile Villains Book Two Twenty five new villains for your Save the Day Superhero Role Playing Game to unleash fiendish plots and make even the heartiest crime fighter shake with dread. Save the Day is a rules light superhero role playing game the does not ignore the demands of seasoned gamers. Save the Day uses a system developed for the ENnie Nominated Katana Schoolgirls...   [click here for more]
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Vile Villains

Vile Villains


Vile Villains Book One Twenty five new villains for your Save the Day Superhero Role Playing Game to unleash fiendish plots and make even the heartiest crime fighter shake with dread. Save the Day is a rules light superhero role playing game the does not ignore the demands of seasoned gamers. Save the Day uses a system developed for the ENnie Nominated Katana Schoolgirls...   [click here for more]
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Valiant Reader (1993) #1

Valiant Reader (1993) #1


From A to Z, the state of the Valiant Universe in 1993. What is Bloodshot's real name? Who is the Immortal Enemy? How many team members make up the H.A.R.D. Corps? Introducing the Valiant Reader, a summary of characters and stories populating the Valiant Universe. ...   [click here for more]
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V for Vendetta as Cultural Pastiche

V for Vendetta as Cultural Pastiche


A Critical Study of the Graphic Novel and Film The 2005 James McTeigue and Wachowski Brothers film V for Vendetta represents a postmodern pastiche, a collection of fragments pasted together from the original Moore and Lloyd graphic novel of the same name, along with numerous allusions to literature, history, cinema, music, art, politics, and medicine. Paralleling the graphic novel, the film simultaneously...   [click here for more]
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Unraveling Resident Evil: Essays on the Complex Universe of the Games and Films

Unraveling Resident Evil: Essays on the Complex Universe of the Games and Films


Resident Evil is a multidimensional as well as multimedia universe: various books, graphic novels, games and movies (the fifth one came out in 2012) all contribute to this enormous universe. The essays written for this volume will focus on this particular zombie manifestation and its significance in popular culture. The essayists come from very different fields, so it was possible to cover a wide...   [click here for more]
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Unofficial Spider-Man Trivia Challenge

Unofficial Spider-Man Trivia Challenge


The Ultimate Web-Slinger Challenge! You may think that you know everything there is to know about Peter Parker, but how much do you really know? With topics that cover the entire Spider-Man franchise, you'll have to sling into every fight, scene, and exchange in order to beat this trivia challenge. If you really want to prove that you're a webbed wonder expert, get ready to put your skills to the...   [click here for more]
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Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero in Literature, Comics and Film

Toy Stories: The Toy as Hero in Literature, Comics and Film


Toys--those celebrated childhood cohorts and lead actors in children's imaginative play--have a fantastic history of heroism in fiction. From teddy bears that guard sleeping babies to plastic soldiers and cowboys who lay siege to wooden block castles, toys are often the heroes of the stories children inspire authors to tell. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of disciplines...   [click here for more]
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Torrid Comics presents a collective adventure of tenacity

Torrid Comics presents a collective adventure of tenacity


Right here, Right now! we have four short stories for your viewing pleasure. The first realease from Torrid Comics. Inside this issue you will get thrown into the middle of multiple conflicts, while being introduced to each charachters personalities! Lone Wolf, Knight Fire, Shogun, Bumper & Pinball, get it right here; right now! ...   [click here for more]
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Thunder

Thunder


That rumbling you’re hearing is the arrival of Thunder!, the new comic-sized magazine devoted exclusively to comic book heroes brought to life on film, television, and in animation. Our premiere issue features a complete guide to the animated series The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, going behind the scenes on every episode of the first season and featuring the comments of Jeph Loeb,...   [click here for more]
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The World of Shaft: A Complete Guide to the Novels, Comic Strip, Films and Television Series

The World of Shaft: A Complete Guide to the Novels, Comic Strip, Films and Television Series


Mention Shaft and most people think of Gordon Parks' seminal 1971 film starring Richard Roundtree in a leather coat, walking the streets of Manhattan to Isaac Hayes' iconic theme music. But the black private dick who inspired the blaxploitation film genre actually made his debut on the printed page as the creation of a white novelist. Ernest Tidyman was a seasoned journalist down on his luck when...   [click here for more]
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The Webcomics Handbook

The Webcomics Handbook


Specially formatted for your digital tablet or desktop. Launched as a follow-up to the seminal “How To Make Webcomics,” Brad Guigar’s guide to the art and business of webcomics is largely based on his writings at Webcomics.com — as well as his 15 years’ experience in webcomics. With chapters covering such topics as using social media for promotion,...   [click here for more]
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The Unofficial Batman Trivia Challenge

The Unofficial Batman Trivia Challenge


The Ultimate Dark Knight Challenge! Test Your Knowledge and Prove You're a Real Fan! You may think that you know everything there is to know about the Dark Knight of Gotham City, but how much do you really know? With topics that cover the entire Batman franchise, you'll have to swoop into every fight, scene, and exchange in order to beat this trivia challenge. If you really want to prove that you're...   [click here for more]
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The Ultimate Guide To Colored Pencil

The Ultimate Guide To Colored Pencil


Over 40 step-by-step demonstrations for both traditional and watercolor pencils With this easy-to-use handbook, best-selling author Gary Greene provides you with instant access to his best tips, tricks and techniques for creating exceptionally realistic colored pencil artwork. Whether you're new to colored pencils or perfecting advanced techniques, you'll find the answers...   [click here for more]
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The Simpsons in the Classroom

The Simpsons in the Classroom


Embiggening the Learning Experience with the Wisdom of Springfield The object of much debate, attention, and scholarship since it first aired more than 20 years ago, The Simpsons provides excellent, if unexpected, fodder for high school and college lesson plans. After all, laughing students are hardly sleeping students! But The Simpsons also provides a familiar student knowledge...   [click here for more]
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The Serengeti A Legend Is Born

The Serengeti A Legend Is Born


From The SERENGETI PLAINS In AFRICA, Comes A Story Of The Struggle Of A Maasai Hero, KIP MUNKA, Against Customs, Nature And Ultimately The Formidable Oppressor Warrior, SETAN! ...   [click here for more]
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The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form

The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form


These 15 essays investigate comic books and graphic novels, beginning with the early development of these media. The essays also place the work in a cultural context, addressing theory and terminology, adaptations of comic books, the superhero genre, and comic books and graphic novels that deal with history and nonfiction. By addressing the topic from a wide range of perspectives, the book offers...   [click here for more]
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The Mythology of the Superhero

The Mythology of the Superhero


Superheroes have been an integral part of popular society for decades and have given rise to a collective mythology familiar in popular culture worldwide. Though scholars and fans have recognized and commented on this mythology, its structure has gone largely unexplored. This book provides a model and lexicon for identifying the superhero mythos. The author examines the myth in several narratives--including...   [click here for more]
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The Mighty One

The Mighty One


Steve MacManus, the editor of 2000 AD during its 1980s heyday, lifts the lid on how the UK’s most important comic came into existence and his extraordinary role in shaping it into a industry-revolutionising icon. In 1973, a twenty-year-old MacManus joined Fleetway Publications as a sub-editor on UK adventure title Valiant. Six years later he took charge of the company’s most celebrated...   [click here for more]
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The Meaning of Superhero Comic Books

The Meaning of Superhero Comic Books


For decades, scholars have been making the connection between the design of the superhero story and the mythology of the ancient folktale. Moving beyond simple comparisons and common explanations, this volume details how the workings of the superhero comics industry and the conventions of the medium have developed a culture like that of traditional epic storytelling. It chronicles the continuation...   [click here for more]
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The Man Who Watched Batman Vol. 2

The Man Who Watched Batman Vol. 2


This is an episode by episode in depth analysis of the second season of the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series. This book takes a step by step looks at the second season of episodes of what is considered by many to be one of the greatest Animated shows of all time. whether you can quote every episode line by line or watching the series for the very first time, we leave...   [click here for more]
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The Man Who Watched Batman Vol. 1

The Man Who Watched Batman Vol. 1


This is an episode by episode in depth analysis of the first season of the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series. This book takes a step by step looks at the first 28 episodes of what is considered by many to be one of the greatest Animated shows of all time. whether you can quote every episode line by line or watching the series for the very first time, we leave no stone...   [click here for more]
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The Logo Brainstorm Book

The Logo Brainstorm Book


A Comprehensive Guide for Exploring Design Directions Don't Wait for Inspiration to Strike Whether you're facing a new logo project or you've reached a block in your current work, The Logo Brainstorm Book will inspire you to consider fresh creative approaches that will spark appealing, functional and enduring design solutions. Award-winning designer Jim Krause (author of the popular Indexseries)...   [click here for more]
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The Law for Comic Book Creators

The Law for Comic Book Creators


Essential Concepts and Applications Since the creation of the comic book, there has been a lot of legal conflict and confusion where concepts such as public domain, unincorporated entities and moral rights are involved. As a result, comics creators are frequently concerned about whether they are protecting themselves. There are many questions and no single place to find the answers--that...   [click here for more]
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The Kingstone Bible Vol. 1 (Beginning)

The Kingstone Bible Vol. 1 (Beginning)


The beginning of the world, the great flood, the Tower of Babel and story of Job. ...   [click here for more]
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The Intruder

The Intruder


An aging crook runs afoul of a shape-changing alien who is on the lam from an intergalactic cop. The Intruder’s plan is to seize power, acquire wealth, and ultimately sow the seeds of destruction on the Earth’s population. His reason is only to revel in his success then head off to another planet to repeat the process. Now it is the task of the two cops from two worlds to stop the evil...   [click here for more]
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The Indie Project Quarterly

The Indie Project Quarterly


And all new underground magazine celebrating the world of independent media. from small press comics, cosplay, to interviews with bands and writers...   [click here for more]
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The Indie Project 3

The Indie Project 3


And all new underground magazine celebrating the world of independent media. from small press comics, cosplay, to interviews with bands and writers...   [click here for more]
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The Indie Project #2

The Indie Project #2


And all new underground magazine celebrating the world of independent media. from small press comics, films, gaming, to interviews with bands and writers...   [click here for more]
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The Horror Comics: Fiends, Freaks and Fantastic Creatures

The Horror Comics: Fiends, Freaks and Fantastic Creatures


From the Golden Age of the 1940s, through the Silver Age of the '60s, up until the early '80s--the end of the Bronze Age. Included are the earliest series, like American Comics Group's Adventures into the Unknown and Prize Comics' Frankenstein, and the controversial and gory comics of the '40s, such as EC's infamous and influential Tales from the Crypt. The resurgence of monster-horror titles during...   [click here for more]
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The Greatest Comic Book Covers of All Time

The Greatest Comic Book Covers of All Time


Featuring nearly 200 covers from the Golden Age to today, the best comic book covers ever are showcased is this beautiful homage to heroic art. Eye-popping and spectacular, The Greatest Comic Book Covers of All Time is a full-color salute to the covers that make us say "wow!" Jaw-dropping, fun, irreverent, sexy and inspiring, these covers have one thing in common: They made you...   [click here for more]
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The Gloryhound Guide to Photoshop: Basics

The Gloryhound Guide to Photoshop: Basics


The Gloryhound Guide to Photoshop: Basics will teach what is often thought to be un-teachable and allow new users to dive into Photoshop without ever having opened the program before. It’s also a handy guide for intermediate Photoshop users who want a quick-reference for the various tools and menus which Photoshop has to offer. Features include: Over 40 pages of content,...   [click here for more]
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The Galaxy Is Rated G

The Galaxy Is Rated G


Essays on Children's Science Fiction Film and Television Through spaceships, aliens, ray guns and other familiar trappings, science fiction uses the future (and sometimes the past) to comment on current social, cultural and political ideologies; the same is true of science fiction in children's film and television. This collection of essays analyzes the confluences of science fiction...   [click here for more]
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The False Dichotomy

The False Dichotomy


What is our Spiritual heritage? Do you know we are more spiritual than physical? How can what we do not see have auhority over what we can see? Explore the spirtual world with astronaut Susan J. in this first SciFi/Spiritual comic book. ...   [click here for more]
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The Fairy Tale and Anime

The Fairy Tale and Anime


Traditional Themes, Images and Symbols at Play on Screen Over the last few decades, anime has consistently come into fruitful contact with themes, images and symbols associated with the fairy tale tradition. This critical text focuses on the ways in which fundamental principles of the fairy tale tradition are deployed, and hence come to manifest themselves narratively and cinematographically, in...   [click here for more]
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The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed.

The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television, 2d ed.


It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a complete guide to over 50 years of superheroes on screen! This expanded and updated edition of the 2004 award-winning encyclopedia covers important developments in the popular genre; adds new shows such as Heroes and Zoom; includes the latest films featuring icons like Superman, Spiderman and Batman; and covers even more types of superheroes. Each...   [click here for more]
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The Designer's Web Handbook: What You Need to Know to Create for the Web

The Designer's Web Handbook: What You Need to Know to Create for the Web


Make the Web Work for You You know how to design. But you can increase your value as a designer in the marketplace by learning how to make that design function on the web. From informational sites to e-commerce portals to blogs to mobile apps, The Designer's Web Handbook helps any designer understand the full life cycle of a digital product: idea, design, production and maintenance. The best...   [click here for more]
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The Comics of Joss Whedon: Critical Essays

The Comics of Joss Whedon: Critical Essays


A great deal of scholarship has focused on Joss Whedon's television and film work, which includes Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers. But Whedon's work in the world of comics has largely been ignored. He created his own dystopian heroine, Fray, assembled the goofy fannish heroes of Sugarshock, and wrote arcs for Marvel's...   [click here for more]
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The Comic Art of War: A Critical Study of Military Cartoons, 1805-2014

The Comic Art of War: A Critical Study of Military Cartoons, 1805-2014


For military cartoonists the absurdity of war inspires a laugh-or-cry response and provides an endless source of un-funny amusement. Cartoons by hundreds of artists-at-arms from more than a dozen countries and spanning two centuries are included in this study--the first to consider such a broad range of military comics. War and military life are examined through the inside jokes of the men and...   [click here for more]
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