The written word of a well-crafted story creates beautiful images in our imaginations. A skillfully drawn or painted piece of art can evoke emotion and wonder. However, when pictures and writing combine, they create an artform unto itself. What I’m talking about here are comics, and they are full of unlimited possibilities.
In a previous blog post, we discussed how editors in the comic book industry have their work cut out for them. While they’re certainly not the only type of editor who deals with multimedia editing, comics and graphic novel editors face unique challenges compared to those who deal with more traditional texts like children’s books or even textbooks. One of the key differences in this type of editing is that graphic novels utilize sequential art to tell the story. While other editors still have to look at whatever images they’re using, comics editors need to pay equal or even greater attention to the art.
Earlier this spring, at Powell’s on Hawthorne (3273 SE Hawthorne Boulevard), Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover read from their second volume of Bandette, an Eisner Award-winning comic book series. The married collaborators initially release individual issues of the comic digitally and then print bound collections in volumes via Dark Horse. The protagonist, Bandette, is a […]
By Monica Rudolph-Ruiz Saiya Miller and Liza Bley are currently on tour promoting their first book, Not Your Mother’s Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book, published by Soft Skull Press. Back in 2008, the two put out an open call to young people asking them to create comics addressing topics on sex-ed. They compiled a […]