Comics and sequential art by Will Eisner

By Will Eisner

Mythical comics author Will Eisner turns an exceptional eye towards the foundations of photograph storytelling during this outstanding paintings in accordance with his well known Sequential artwork path at New York's college of visible artwork. Readers will examine the fundamental anatomy of sequential artwork the basics of crafting stones, and the way the medium works as a method of expression - a literary shape that makes use of the association of pictures and phrases to relate a narrative or dramatize an concept.

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But it also helps the “distinguished competition” on both sides avoid losing a creator because he was offered a better page rate or a better project. GETTING PAID If you're reading this book to step up from aspiring professional to working pro, then you are probably willing to work for cheap or even for free to prove yourself. Good for you. But you need to understand that this is an effective way to break into independent comics, not mainstream publishing. Indie publishers tend to work on relatively tight budgets, so they may offer a low (or zero) page rate, and maybe a percentage of profits.

Editors may be the lifeline to these creators. THE WALL Like any good editor, Marts manages his projects carefully. His office wall reveals the completed pages and covers of the titles he edits. ” That is, if a story isn't going well or the art isn't coming together the right way, creators who are passionate about their work can sometimes get anxious, angry or frustrated. A good editor can help diffuse and calm a creator who might be ready to quit a project. It's not part of the written job description, but ask any editor, and they can tell you stories of how they've had to talk someone off the proverbial ledge.

I'm just the guy who peeked behind the curtain, jotted down some notes and figured out how it all worked. The actual magicians are the people featured in the upcoming chapters. I am, by training, a journalist. If you must know, I have a degree in journalism. I spent a few years writing for newspapers, a bunch writing for magazines, a handful writing political literature and speeches, and whatever else would give me a byline or a few bucks for a few words. It was all very interesting, but what I earned I squandered primarily on comics.

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