Well I suppose you buy the new book co-written by Van Lente and Pak, don’t you? Just announced, like, six seconds ago, ‘Make Comics Like The Pros’ will offer advice for anybody looking to get into the world of comics. And more than that, Colleen Coover will be providing illustrations for the book!
That’s a strong pedigree – three creators who have worked on projects in most areas of the comics industry. Digital comics, mainstream superhero comics, all-ages books, graphic novels, work-for-hire, creator-owned books…
Here’s the description:
A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation–from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion–written by two of the industry’s most seasoned and successful pros.
Every aspiring comic book creator wants to know: what separates the beloved comics of major publishers like Marvel, DC, Valiant, and Image from all the rest? Fan-favorite comic book writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente reveal the secrets of comics’ top talents in Make Comics Like the Pros. The authors take readers step by step through the comics creation process from idea to finished work, and along the way offer examples and insights from their own careers as well as their collaborators’. Not only that, but Pak and Van Lente also join forces with Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Colleen Coover to produce an original comic inside the book! With its unprecedented level of insider access, Make Comics Like the Pros gives comic book hopefuls the tools they need to reach the next level of sequential arts stardom.
Due out in September, the book will be published by Watson-Gupill.