Impact Books Announces Creating Comics from Start to Finish by Buddy Scalera


From the press release:

Creating Comics from Start to Finish

Top Pros Reveal the Complete Creative Process
by Buddy Scalera

You Can Work Professionally in Comics!

Many comic fanatics dream of one day being a fan-favorite creator, sitting behind a table signing autographs of the very comic they’ve created. Yet, unfortunately, many will never step out of standing in line themselves because they don’t know where to begin in the comic creating process.

Enter IMPACT’s newest release, Creating Comics from Start to Finish by industry expert Buddy Scalera. Finally, comic readers can become comic pros as Buddy reveals how their favorite comics are made from concept to completion, with insights and tips throughout from top working professionals on how to break in and stay in the business.

In this illustrated guide, readers will dig deep into every step of the process—including writing, editing, pencilling, inking, coloring, lettering and even publishing—with interviews and advice from Darick Roberston, Mark Waid, Brian Haberlin and other industry stars. Even Joe Quesada, the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Comics, and comics legend Stan Lee have dedicated chapters to inspire readers on how to reach for comic stardom.

Now aspiring creators and self-publishers can work professionally in comics, with Creating Comics from Start to Finish as their guide!
About the Author

Buddy Scalera is a writer, editor and photographer whose credits include not only three Comic Artist’s Photo Reference books for IMPACT, but also writing work for Marvel and other independent publishers. He has planned and hosted workshops and panels at major comic conventions, including New York Comic Con. On the indie side, Buddy is the co-founder and partner at After Hours Press, which has published the best-selling CD-ROM series Visual Reference for Comic Artists and the controversial comic 7 Days to Fame. As a journalist, he has written 100+ articles for Wizard, Comics Buyer’s Guide, Comics Values Monthly, SPIN online and others. For over four years, he wrote and hosted “ComixVision,” a cable TV show explaining the comic hobby. For more information, visit

US $24.99 (CAN $28.99)   |   ISBN 978-1-60061-767-6   |   Z4955   |   160 pages              Available March 2011
Published by IMPACT books, an imprint of F+W Media, Inc.

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