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  • Published: 15 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780770434359
  • Imprint: Watson-Guptil
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $42.99

Words For Pictures


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Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more.

Arguably the most popular writer in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis shares the tools and techniques he uses to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel stories of all time. Words for Pictures provides a fantastic opportunity for readers to learn from a creator at the very top of his field. Bendis's step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.

  • Pub date: 15 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780770434359
  • Imprint: Watson-Guptil
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $42.99

About the Author

Brian Michael Bendis

Brian Michael Bendis is an award-winning comics creator, New York Times bestseller and one of the most successful writers working in mainstream comics. In his 20 years at Marvel Comics, he produced some of the greatest graphic novels the publisher has ever seen, including Daredevil, Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, House of M, Secret Invasion, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alias, All-New X-Men, Uncanny X-Men, Iron Man, Guardians of The Galaxy and many more. Bendis is also known for his the creator-owned works, including Powers, Scarlet, Brilliant, Goldfish, Fire, Jinx and Torso. He lives in Portland, OR with his family.

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