By Dustin Cabeal
There are many ways to make comics and no “right” way to do it, which is why I like and appreciate How Comics Work by Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher. That’s the first thing that you learn in this book, that you’re learning it the way that Dave Gibbons makes comics and that no one is asking you to follow that to a “T.” Instead, learn from it and find your own path. Read More
Legendary comic artist Dave Gibbons and comic book expert Tim Pilcher offer a master class in creating comics.
This "How It's Done" series reveals insider hints, tips, and tricks from a leading expert in the field. The artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and The Green Lantern, Dave Gibbons, working with prolific author Tim Pilcher, is here to teach you scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs, and more. HOW COMICS WORK includes scans of Gibbons’ original artwork and rarely seen workings to illustrate the personal creative processes. Read More
By Chris Tresson
Before we get into this, I have a confession to make: I am a lapsed reader of 2000 AD. I still collect it (and the megazine, I have a subscription to both, you should look into that) but here's the reality of my situation: I own a comic shop and that means I get a hell of a lot of books from there, I'm talking 100+ books a month. That's a lot of reading to be done. I also review comics here and write comics when I get the time. That usually means that I end up prioritising certain books over others and stockpiling the majority to read at a later date. I knew the 2000th issue was coming and I could not catch up in time for its arrival so I am committing a comic book sin and reading this prog out of order... May grud have mercy on my soul... Read More