Create a Comic Book in 10 (simple?) Steps

Comics and other graphic texts are one of the fastest growing areas of publishing, and they seem to be getting stronger each year. If you haven’t considered getting graphic, you might want to.  This post is for creators, especially writers, who are interested in graphic story-telling. Even if your art skills are limited to crooked, one-armed stick figures, […]

Book Trailers: Avoiding the suck, Part II

Quick recap: In Part I, I posted ten tips for those interested in creating short trailers (or other animated videos). In this post, we’ll focus on the art used in the Backwards trailer, and artist’s Kari Lennartson’s creative process. If you’ve seen the book trailer for Backwards then you probably know that the art is amazing. What you might not […]

Book Trailers: Ten tips to help you avoid the suck, Part I

A few weeks ago, I launched a book trailer for Backwards. Since then several authors have asked me how it was created. Here are three things on that: 1) It took more time than I thought. 2) It was fun. 3) There are several things I’d wish I’d known before I’d started. With thing number three in mind, […]