Higher Education

Webcomics 2.0: An Insider’s Guide to Writing, Drawing, and Promoting Your Own Webcomics, 1st Edition

  • Steve Horton
  • Sam Romero
  • ISBN-10: 1598634623  |  ISBN-13: 9781598634624
  • 248 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

About

Overview

Webcomics 2.0: An Insider's Guide to Writing, Drawing, and Promoting Your Own Webcomics is your comprehensive guide to webcomics creation, from initial concept to publication, and everything in between. Beginning with a brief introduction to get you familiar with webcomics-a comic book or comic strip that can be found on the internet-you’ll learn about both the creative and the business aspects and come away with the information you need to write, draw, publish, and market your own webcomics. You’ll be introduced to three popular types-humor, adventure, and manga-that incorporate the most common features found in many webcomics. Each example includes a web address so you can view the actual webcomic online, to see how it progresses in real time. And throughout the book you’ll find tips and advice from experienced webcomic artists and writers. After you’ve seen the webcomics in action, you’ll go in-depth with both the written and illustrated elements of story creation, exploring different story structures and approaches as well as storyboarding techniques including drawing, coloring, and lettering. The next step is exploring the available types of online hosting services as well as the benefits of self-publishing versus collectives. You’ll also learn about a variety of low- and no-cost promotional ideas and how you can make money from your published webcomics. Whether you’ve dabbled in webcomic creation before or you’re a novice, Webcomics 2.0: An Insider's Guide to Writing, Drawing, and Promoting Your Own Webcomics will teach you everything you need to publish your very own webcomics.

Features and Benefits

  • Written for beginners who are creating their first webcomics and need inexpensive tools and resources to get them published.
  • Does not require knowledge of any specific software applications or technical skills, only a passion for writing and drawing.
  • Features pages of full-color art and examples as well as interviews and success stories from published webcomic artists.
  • The accompanying CD-Rom includes high-resolution versions of all webcomic examples included in the book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What AreWebcomics?
Chapter 2: Humor
Chapter 3: Adventure
Chapter 4: Manga
Chapter 5: Other Types of Webcomics
Chapter 6: Gathering the Team
Chapter 7: The Webcomics 2.0 Examples
Chapter 8: The Writing
Chapter 9: The Art
Chapter 10: Getting Published
Chapter 11: Promotion
Chapter 12: Making Money
Chapter 13: The Future of Comics
Glossary

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Web Comics for Teens  (ISBN-10: 1598634674 | ISBN-13: 9781598634679)

Are you always doodling heroes and villains for your own comic adventures? Have you ever imagined creating your own comic book for others to read? With "Web Comics for Teens", you can! "Web Comics for Teens" introduces you to the skills, tools, and programs you need to create your own web comics, comics, and cartoons published on the World Wide Web. The book begins with an introduction to basic pencil and ink drawing techniques to help you hone your illustration skills. You’ll learn how to create memorable characters that come to life and how to develop your own unique drawing style. From there you’ll discover how to compose and lay out a comic strip and get tips to help you create a great story. Once you have the basics of the story down you’ll learn how to incorporate popular comical themes to add wit and humor to your comic. When your story is complete the book will show you how to use Flash software to bring your web comic to life with awesome backgrounds, cool animation, and sound effects. And if you want to take your art to the next level, you’ll get the tips and information you need to host and publish your web comic on the internet where you can share it with others. With "Web Comics for Teens", you could be the next web comic star!

List Price = $29.99  | CengageBrain Price = $29.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

Student Supplements

Web Comics for Teens  (ISBN-10: 1598634674 | ISBN-13: 9781598634679)

Are you always doodling heroes and villains for your own comic adventures? Have you ever imagined creating your own comic book for others to read? With "Web Comics for Teens", you can! "Web Comics for Teens" introduces you to the skills, tools, and programs you need to create your own web comics, comics, and cartoons published on the World Wide Web. The book begins with an introduction to basic pencil and ink drawing techniques to help you hone your illustration skills. You’ll learn how to create memorable characters that come to life and how to develop your own unique drawing style. From there you’ll discover how to compose and lay out a comic strip and get tips to help you create a great story. Once you have the basics of the story down you’ll learn how to incorporate popular comical themes to add wit and humor to your comic. When your story is complete the book will show you how to use Flash software to bring your web comic to life with awesome backgrounds, cool animation, and sound effects. And if you want to take your art to the next level, you’ll get the tips and information you need to host and publish your web comic on the internet where you can share it with others. With "Web Comics for Teens", you could be the next web comic star!

List Price = $29.99  | CengageBrain Price = $29.99  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $22.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Steve Horton

Steve Horton is the author of Professional Manga:Digital Storytelling with Manga Studio EX and is the co-creator of the long-running webcomic Grounded Angel and the Image comic book series Strongarm. He also runs a comics publishing company, Smashout Comics (www.smashout.net), which publishes digital comics through the Wowio e-book service. Steve lives in Noblesville, INdiana, with his wife, son, and beagle.

Sam Romero

Sam Romero is the creator of the popular webcomic Edge the Devilhunter, featured at Graphic Smash (www.graphicsmash.com). His stylistic and narrative flair has been best described by webcomics author T Campbell as “tripped-out East-West fusion.” Sam dabbled in political cartooning and illustration briefly in college before dedicating himself full-time to writing and drawing action comics on the Internet. Sam currently resides with his family in New Brunswick, New Jersey.