Dark Horse is significantly ramping up its Originals line of creator-owned graphic novels this fall with books by an array of award-winning creartors, including a new book by Sara Ryan and Carla Speed McNeil and collections of webcomics Bandette and Sin Titulo.
A departure from cryptic-ness! PW features the cover & an excerpt from BAD HOUSES!
Artist Steve Lieber talks about how writers can better deal with their artist collaborators, including debunking the old myth: “Comics have an unlimited budget.”
“Have you heard this aphorism: “Comics have an unlimited budget?” Remember it, because it’s wrong and you’ll want to humiliate and belittle anyone who brings it up. Your artist has to draw the stuff you are writing about, and his or her available time is your budget. Comics are drawn on deadline, and there are only so many hours in the days between when you send off your script and when the artist has to complete the story. If she spends all those hours drawing the 30 separate bicyclists you describe on page 1, she’s not going to have much time left for the alien armada on page 22.”
I spent a few moments today walking with the ghost of my old life drawing teacher Ben Ruiz. He asked me a question. “In a line drawing Steve, when describing form—that’s form, not light, texture, or pattern— what are the three reasons for using a line?”