Creating Comics

By John Freeman | Tips on writing, samples, promotional ideas

Creating Comics: A chat with Millarworld 2017 New Talent Annual winner Simon James

<b>Simon James, a 23-year-old writer and Lancaster University graduate from Manchester, had his script chosen from over a thousand to appear in the</b> …

Comics

eOneBook, a manga comics ebook reader that looks like a book!

<b>E Ink Holdings</b>, “E Ink”, a leading innovator of electronic ink technology, has announced a partnership with <b>Progress Technologies Inc</b>., a technical …

eBooks

Lettering Tips for Comics Writers

Image © Marvel.<p>This morning a writer I’m working with asked me if I had any tips for comics writers from a letterer’s point of view. This is …

Writing

How Emil Ferris became the breakout graphic novelist of the year

<b>OF ALL</b> the new and emerging comics talents who will be featured at this weekend’s Small Press Expo in suburban Washington, debut graphic novelist Emil Ferris might have had the longest, most harrowing road here.<p>Nearly 15 years ago, Ferris contracted West Nile virus from a mosquito bite — a perilous …

Graphic Novels

Tillie Walden: young graphic novelist breaks the ice with memoir Spinning

The 21-year-old cartoonist on life as a competitive, teen ice skater, her work rituals and how her emotions affect her art<p>American cartoonist Tillie Walden has been a quiet yet confident force to be reckoned with from the moment she published her debut graphic novel, The End of Summer, in 2015. …

Books

In Praise Of… Comc Artist Giorgio Giorgetti, creator of “Cat Girl”

Comics artist and archivist <b>Lew Stringer</b> has just posted a smashing item on his Blimey! blog about “<b>Cat Girl</b>“, drawn and co-created by <b>Giorgio …

Comics

The Len Wein Interview

From <i>The Comics Journal</i> #48, August 1979In a medium where the spotlight is often focused on the transients and self-styled <i>artistes</i>, Len Wein stands …

Comics

13 Gorgeous Illustrations That Capture The Magic Of Falling In Love

When you're in love, every day is a little magical. ✨<p>It’s hard to sum up what falling in love feels like in words. In her gorgeous illustrations, artist Hyocheon Jeong captures the feeling pretty much perfectly.<p>The 27-year-old illustrator from South Korea is building quite a fan base on Instagram …

Illustration

Leo Baxendale in Boys' World (1964)

Before <b>Wham!</b> there was <b>Boys' World</b>, also published by Odhams. Admittedly it was a posher comic than its soon-to-be-born rough and ready kid brother, in …

Sneak Peek: Zarjaz! An Art Tribute To 40 Years of 2000AD, heading for Leeds next month

<b>Vice Press</b> have teamed with <i>2000AD</i> and the annual <b>Thought Bubble Festival</b> to celebrate 40 Years of the Galaxy¹s Greatest comic with <i>Zarjaz! An Art</i> …

Judge Dredd

Green Arrow’s history charted across 75 years in new Sequart book

<b>Sequart Organization</b> has just released <i>Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow</i> by <b>Richard Gray</b>, featuring numerous interviews with the …

Comics

How Comics Work Paperback – 21 Sep 2017

Flip to back Flip to front<p>Listen Playing... Paused You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.<p>See this image<p>New from<p>Used from<p>Paperback<p>—<p>…

10 Pieces of Killer Advice From Famous Creative Geniuses

Einstein, Twain, Wilde and Picasso faced the same problems as today's entrepreneurs. Here's how they got unstuck.<p>There's something incredibly potent and calming about insightful quotes from geniuses. As any entrepreneur or creative will attest, funks, ruts and blocks happen. And knowing that …

Creativity

The Invisible Artists Behind Your Favorite Comics

Colorists and and letterers bring a silent medium to life, and their work often goes undetected—especially if they’re great at their jobs.<p>Open any issue of <i>The Wicked</i> + <i>The Divine</i>, the critically acclaimed modern-fantasy series from Image Comics, and the first thing you see is spectacle and sound. …

Graphic Novels

Kendal Calling: An interview with former 2000AD editor and writer Steve MacManus

<b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …

Comics-inspired band “Blues Harvest” get a Podcast probing!

The latest episode of the <b>Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast</b> features a great chat with the comics-inspired band <b>Blues Harvest</b>, who will be …

Kendal Calling: An Interview with Comic Artist Aimée de Jongh

<b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …

Kendal Calling… Blimey! It’s an Interview with Comic Artist and Writer Lew Stringer!

<b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). The downthetubes “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …

Comic Book Hero: Looking back on a time when celebrities courted comics, not the other way round!

<b>In the 1960s, 70s and 80s, children’s comics were a massive part of a young person’s life. Comic Book Hero by former comics editor Barrie Tomlinson –</b> …

Kendal Calling: An Interview with Comics Writer Peter Milligan

<b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). We continue our “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …

British Comic Sales Figures, Winners and Losers (January – June 2017): Publishers bullish, MEGA and LEGO titles on the rise

The latest sales figures for comics available on the UK new stand might on first sight make for depressing reading for both publishers and readers …

Marvel's Huge Step Forward for the Comic Industry

In 2016, Marvel announced a new comic series called Immortal Iron Fists starring Danny Rand and Pei, a little girl newly imbued with the glowing fist …

Writing Tips: 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Injuring Your Fictional Characters

<i>My main character in the ARKANE thriller series (and alter-ego), Morgan Sierra, has been beaten up, stabbed, shot, scratched by demon claws, and</i> …

Writing

Jessica Martin’s “A Star Is Drawn” to launch at ICE Birmingham

Comic creator <b>Jessica Martin</b>’s latest book, <i>A Star Is Drawn</i> will be launching exclusively at <b>ICE Birmingham 2017</b> next month (Saturday 9th September …

Kendal Calling: An interview with Graphic Poet Mal Earl

<b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). We continue our “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …

Kendal Calling: An Interview with Hellboy artist Duncan Fegredo

<b></b><b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). We continue our “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …

Graphic Novels

Kendal Calling: An Interview with Benoît Peeters, the UK’s Professor of Graphic Fiction and Comic Art

<b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). We continue our “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …

Kendal Calling: An Interview with Comics Laureate and Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard

<b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). We continue our “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …

Kendal Calling… Keeping “Bad Company” with comic artist Rufus Dayglo

<b>The countdown has begun to this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October (13th – 15th). We continue our “Kendal Calling” interviews</b> …