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Womanthology: Heroic Hardcover – March 27, 2012
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Since I have great interest in the image I immediately purchased this book captivated by it's premise: a book about women in comics, written by women, edited by women with only female contributors in every aspect of the making of the book.
As I read the foreword my enthusiasm for the initiative increased. It all began like a whisper; a message on Twitter. by Renae De Liz a comic book artist. Her initial idea was to see if other women creators were interested in working on a book with proceeds going to charity. More that 100 contributors signed in that same day. Talk about creative hunger. Once the word was out there was no stopping the process. In order to meet the economic demand of such a project it was launched in Kickstarter on July 7 2011. In 19 hours the project had surpassed its $25,000 mark. In 30 days 2001 people had pledged to the project.
This is a big, beautiful book. But best of all is the wealth of how to information women can find in it about the process of writing comics, of the realities of the comic business, on how to approach an editor or publisher, pro tips that demystify the process of the "exclusive" world of comics.
The section STORIES offers a sample of magnificent creators and their work.
In FEATURES there is a wealth of information on How to Create Comics from how to write comics to how to dray in ink, how to ink, how to color, how to letter,draw monsters,coloring with markers, color digitally to name a few.Read more ›
I also love it when my friends and family love them too... unfortunately, no real takers :(
UNTIL my very young niece showed real talent as an artist. She noticed my comic books one day and, JOY, I was really happy :)
Unfortunately (again), most of my stuff was over her head (bummer) :(
THEN, I saw a review of this book and thought "perfect". And it's true!!
Each artist in the book talk about their journey and give some really helpful advice on one, or more, aspects of graphic art.
I also really loved the way the book really speaks to budding artists, especially girls.
I can't wait until Christmas for her to get this!!
eye water delight at the feat and the feast, the effort and the accomplishment of this anthology that teaches, informs, celebrates, entertains and inspires.
It includes tips and encouraging notes to other new upcoming writers and artists such as don't give up, have perseverance, being objective in criticism, setting your own style, and advice on dealing with an editor. I feel that the comments are very helpful.
I found several of the graphic stories enjoyable to read. Some of the writers and artists seem to have promising futures. You will have to read them to enjoy them for yourself.
This unbiased review was based on an electronic copy of the book provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.
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I bought this for young lady friend who is a comic fan and she loved it!Published 16 months ago by Dan Cortez
This brings together so many voices from women in all parts of Comic fandom and industry; its quite amazing. Very good stories and very gripping.Published on December 28, 2012 by Gilmoure
I purchased this book for my daughter and she has given me a very favorable review. She carried it around with her for two weeks and has read everything cover to cover. Read morePublished on June 17, 2012 by Roger