Dave Gibbons To Teach You "How Comics Work" In A New Book

Dave Gibbons To Teach You “How Comics Work” In A New Book

Posted by January 31, 2017 Comment

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Found on a very handy Amazon UK listing, is a new volume for September by Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher, intended to be a new primer in creating comic books from someone who handles all aspects of the production process. How Comics Work

This “How It’s Done” series reveals insider hints, tips, and tricks from one of the world’s greatest comic creators in his own words. The artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and The Green Lantern, Dave Gibbons is here to teach you scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs, and more, and he’s doing it with scans of original artwork and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes.

How Comics Work covers both Gibbons’ hand-drawn and digital design techniques in depth. An early adopter of computer design in comic creation, all his lettering is digital, and he even has his own ‘hand-lettered’ font. This is your chance to gain insight to Gibbons’ digital work, from his computer coloring and 3D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital greytones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online.

And here’s the US listing.

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