Writing and drawing for comic books is a true art form, and the skills needed to succeed are much different than what a short story writer or novelist might utilize. Here are some books to help those who are exploring their talents in the comic art form.
- Words For Pictures by Brian Michael Bendis
- Creating Graphic Novels by Sarah Beach
- Mastering Comics by Jessica Abel & Matt Madden
- The Art of Comic Book Writing by Mark Kneece
- Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe
- How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema
Most writers who dream of working in comics love to read them as well, so they may also enjoy the books below.
- The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris
- DC Comics: A Visual History by Daniel Wallace
- Marvel Encyclopedia by Matt Forbeck
- Superman: The Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel by Daniel Wallace
- Spider-Man Chronicle by Alan Cowsill and Matthew K. Manning
Especially if they have bad jokes like this…
The Blah Blah Blog has a few of these comics. Good stuff.