Creating Graphic Novels: Adapting and Marketing Stories for a Multi Million Dollar Industry
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AS GRAPHIC NOVELS GROW IN POPULARITY and grab more shelf space in bookstores, Hollywood isdiscovering a gold mine of ideas ready to be made into movies — and writers, illustrators, and artists arefinding a powerful new medium through which to express and market their ideas.This step-by-step guide to creating a graphic novel from your story idea will teach you theessential artistic, technical, and business practices necessary for getting your graphicnovel on the page and in front of readers.
She is also an artist. Sarah Beach is a multifaceted writer living in Los Angeles. . She has edited independent comic book anthologies, and had her own short stories published in them. She’s a member of both the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society and the Comic Art Professional Society. She’s a former researcher for the quiz show Jeopardy! She has published a book on mythi
Her website is scribblerworks. She’s a former researcher for the quiz show Jeopardy! She has published a book on mythic motifs for writers, The Scribbler’s Guide to the Land of Myth, which has been recommended by Blake Snyder and Linda Seger. She’s a member of both the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society and the Comic Art Professional Society. She is also an artist. . She has edited independent comic book anthologies, and had her own short stories published in them. About the Author Sarah Beach
Learn what a graphic novel is and what you need to do to create your own Forris B. Day I'll admit that I did not know or understand what a graphic novel was before reading Sarah Beach's book "Creating Graphic Novels: Adapting and Marketing Stories for a Multimillion-Dollar Industry".A graphic novel is basically a comic book but a much longer format or version of one. The story is told using pictures and dialog, but dialog is used much more sparingly than a regular novel. Most of the action is described in the drawings.I learned some comic book terminology such as "gutter". The gutter is the space between panels in a comic book or in the newspaper comics. Who knew? I love learning . "If you want to create a successful graphic novel, this book by an industry insider is a must-read." according to Book Reviewer. At the movies, and on television, super heroes and characters from comics reign. Hollywood began mining graphic novels because they know audiences enjoy this sort of entertainment. Who can resist their favourite heroes and villains jumping from the page to the screen? Of course, it's not just the super-powered making the transition. Many sequential art stories don't even featured those kind of characters, but are compelling nonetheless.Creating a graphic novel or a comic book series is far different than penning a novel or a book of short stories. And then there is the whole business aspect of b. "Great intro to an exploding medium" according to Chad Gervich. Sarah Beach's "Creating Graphic Novels" is a fantastic introduction for anyone wanting to dip their toe into the world of writing and selling graphic novels. I meet so many writers who want to write something as a graphic novel simply because their screenplay didn't sell -- and maybe that's fine and legit -- but the truth is: graphic novels are their own artistic medium with their own unique rules and ropes, both creatively and business-wise. Here, Sarah not only articulates -- in simple, straightforward language -- how to tell your story in a graphic novel everything from big-picture stuff, lik