An invaluable tool fro anyone seeking to create comics, improve their knowledge of the industry and the craft, and/or be simultaneously entertained and informed by this remarkable, forthright and ultimately charming writer as he openly discusses how to overcome the odds and create comics - even if you can't draw them yourself.
What does it take to become a Hugo and Stoker Award-nominated editor and publisher?
Follow Jason Sizemore’s unconventional professional path as it winds through a tiny, overheated Baptist church deep within the coal fields of Appalachia, Kentucky, past a busted printer and a self-serving boss that triggered an early mid-life crisis and the epiphany that he should open a magazine spreading the... [click here for more]
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.
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Have you ever thought about writing a mystery, and gave up the idea because you didn’t know where to begin? Now is your chance to write the mystery of your dreams. You Can Write a Mystery, written by Gillian Roberts, author of the Anthony Award-winning Amanda Pepper series, will help you start your mystery, and guide you through to the end. With this book you'll learn how to build... [click here for more]
A Step-by-step, No-nonsense, No-hype Guide to Successfully Publishing Your Book Yourself
In an age of self-publishing hype and scattered sources of reliable information, it’s difficult for the would-be self-publisher to learn how to properly launch their career and avoid the inevitable pitfalls the world of independent publishing is known for. Not anymore. Getting Down and Digital: How... [click here for more]
Genealogy and reality sometimes make strange bedfellows. The family tree is a sacred shrine of one’s very identity, shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Kings and killers, immortal warriors each nobler than the next, lurk in the misty dimness of antiquity in every family name. The imagination knows no limits in conjuring up heroes and giants whose blood pulses through our veins.
No idle pastime... [click here for more]
Before Wells wrote Little Wars, he created what some would consider to be a sort of companion book to it. Published in 1912, Floor Games instructs creative children of all ages on some very imaginative activities for rainy days... or even sunny ones.
This edition includes the photos from the original publication and faithfully retains the integrity of the antique font. ... [click here for more]
Are you interested in starting your own podcast? The world of podcasting is more accessible than ever, but when you’re just starting out, the options available in terms of recording, editing and delivering your podcast can be overwhelming. Making Ear Candy: The Audio Confectioner’s Guide to Podcasting provides a simple recipe for starting a podcast. From choosing your subject matter... [click here for more]
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]