CWC Ep31: Make Comics Like the Pros with Fred Van Lente

Writing ComicsFred Van Lente has worked at Marvel on comics and games, Telltale with Justin on the Walking Dead: Michonne. Fred has worked on such titles as Amazing Spider Man, Incredible Hercules, Iron Man, GI Joe, Conan the Barbarian, and the books Action Philosophers and Action Presidents (HarperCollins Kids).

Fred also created the awesome book Make Comics Like the Pros, with the amazing Greg Pak.

Listen to hear Fred’s tale about breaking into the comics industry, how it’s different from writing for games, and the stories behind Men in Black and Cowboys and Aliens.

Definitely check out Fred’s book. More information below:

Make Comics Like the Pros

A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation–from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion–written by two of the industry’s most seasoned and successful pros.

Discover the Secrets of Your Favorite Comic Book Creators

Do you want to break into the comics industry? There are many creative roles available—writer, penciller, inker, colorist, letterer, editor, and more. Each creator serves a vital function in the production of sequential art at companies such as DC, Marvel, Image, and Valiant. In Make Comics Like the Pros, veteran comics creators Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente team up with a who’s who of the modern comic book scene to lead you step-by-step through the development of a comic. With these two fan-favorite writers as your guides, you’ll learn everything from script formatting to the importance of artistic collaboration to the best strategies for promoting and selling your own sequential art masterpiece. Pak and Van Lente even put their lessons into practice inside the pages of the book—pairing with Eisner Award–winning cartoonist Colleen Coover (Bandette) to produce the swashbuckling, adventure comic Swordmaids, and giving you front row seats to their creative process. Make Comics Like the Pros provides all the answers you’ve been seeking to take your comic book–making dreams all the way to professional-level reality.

 


And CREATIVE WRITING CAREER 2 the #Audiobook is now available. Exciting!

 

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