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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rotovision (21 Sept. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2888933411
  • ISBN-13: 978-2888933410
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 2.1 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Many books have been written about creating comics for all ages, but with the publication of Dave Gibbons & Tim Pilcher’s How Comics Work, we may finally have the definitive manual."
(Hero Collector)

"It is an enjoyable read and warrants a place on the shelf of someone who wants to make comic books or someone who is interested in the process behind the comic books they love."
(Clandestine Critic)

"This is the Dave Gibbons way of making comics, and well he’s a goddamn legend, so it’s worth paying attention to for that alone."
(Comic Bastards)

"Filled with beautiful art and those of us who simply love comics will get a kick out of turning the page and learning how various iconic graphic novels were constructed. This is vital for fans of comics - both casual and professional."

"Dave Gibbons shares insights, influences and a glut of archive material covering every stage of the creative process." 4/5
(Total Film)

"For someone who’s wanting to or already dabbling in creating their own comics, the contents of this book is invaluable."

"Whether looking at sketching, lettering or writing, Dave Gibbons one-stop, one-step guide to comic production gives you the insight and professional tips that only a master of the craft would know."
(Sci-Fi Bulletin)

"The next best thing to an actual apprenticeship with Dave Gibbons."

"How Comics Work sets the standard for an approachable examination of how the medium functions and what it can accomplish." 5/5

"Gibbons has  joined forces with writer and comics expert Tim Pilcher to reveal all he knows about how to write, design and create successful graphic narratives."
(Ink Magazine)


“There’s a million books on how comics are put together, but none from the master storyteller behind the greatest graphic novel of all time. This is Orson Welles giving you a movie tutorial. If you’re serious about this business this should be sitting on your desk.”
(Mark Millar, writer/co-creator of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass, Wanted, Civil War)

"Essential reading."
(Garth Ennis, co-creator of Preacher, The Boys, Crossed, Hitman and writer of Hellblazer and The Punisher)

"How Comics Work isn't just essential because it covers every aspect of comics creation, from writing and penciling to colouring and lettering, but because it represents the life's knowledge of one of the medium's most successful creators."
(Judge Dredd Magazine)

"Here is a manifesto for defeating the tyranny of the blank page for those who strive to find expression using comic book story telling techniques."
(Forbidden Planet International)

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Bill Williams
5.0 out of 5 starsIt is among the best of the how-to books
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Jesse Hamm
5.0 out of 5 starsA treasure!
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Jim Martin
5.0 out of 5 starsIf You Want to Know How Comics are Made - BUY THIS BOOK.
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Dave Kender
5.0 out of 5 starsDave Gibbons is a legend in comics. When legends share their process, it’s worth hearing what they have to say.
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