Books on writing comics

A Listmania! list by Arthur Wyatt
 
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
1.  Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud
The list author says:
  "Simply classic. An explanation of what makes comics work, in comicbook form."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

Reinventing Comics
2.  Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud
The list author says:
  "The sequel. Not quite as helpful."
£15.71   Used & New from: £4.44
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Comics and Sequential Art
3.  Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner
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  "Will Eisner covering similar ground to Understanding Comics. A bit more old school."
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Writers on Comics Scriptwriting
4.  Writers on Comics Scriptwriting by Mark Salisbury
The list author says:
  "Interviews with Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis, Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman and others"
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Artists on Comics Art
5.  Artists on Comics Art by Mark Salisbury
The list author says:
  "Interviews with Dave Gibbons, Steve Dillon, Brian Bolland, Dave McKean and others"
£14.99   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

How to Draw and Sell Comic Strips
6.  How to Draw and Sell Comic Strips by Alan McKenzie
The list author says:
  "A former 2000AD editor on the subject."
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The Sandman: Dream Country (The Sandman Library, Vol. 3)
7.  The Sandman: Dream Country (The Sandman Library, Vol. 3) by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Includes an example of a Neil Gaiman script"
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The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics the DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics
8.  The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics the DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics by Dennis O'Neil
The list author says:
  "A good introduction, but doesn't go far"
£14.67   Used & New from: £6.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Elements of Style
9.  The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
The list author says:
  "The classic principles of english style"
£9.03   Used & New from: £0.27
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)

On Writing
10.  On Writing by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "About writing novels rather than comics, but a good read for any wannabe writer none-the-less"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (340 customer reviews)

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Danse Macabre
11.  Danse Macabre by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "A good analysis of the Horror, SF and Fantasy genre, though a little dated"
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Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood
12.  Adventures In The Screen Trade: A Personal View of Hollywood by William Goldman
The list author says:
  "The classic book on screenwriting"
£12.08   Used & New from: £4.05
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)