Comics For Film, Games, And Animation: Using Comics To Construct Your Transmedia Storyworld

Paperback | October 15, 2012

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Writers, directors, and producers¿ reach a wider audience by embracing comics to supplement your own ideas, and offer more options for audience engagement.

Comics are a key element in today¿s convergence culture. ¿From their use in video games, likeBatman: Arkham Cityand theHaloseries¿to their use in films¿likeStar TrekandThe Incredibles, comics have proven an invaluable method for creators to expand their storyworld and provide audiences with irresistible gateways into the story.¿

¿Tyler Weaver teaches you how to integrate comic storytelling into your own transmedia work by exploring their past, present, and future. He¿discusses the creation of the unique mythologies in comic stories and digs into the details of comic construction, from pacing to scripting to collaboration.¿

* Chapters on convergence and mythology building: Comics have endured because of their expansive and exciting mythologies. How can you apply that to your own work?

* Interviews with key practitioners and artists in the field, bringing a personal look into how professionals do their work

* The companion website features a blog with new projects and advancements in digital comics, expanded interviews, script templates, and listings of independent artists

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Writers, directors, and producers¿ reach a wider audience by embracing comics to supplement your own ideas, and offer more options for audience engagement.Comics are a key element in today¿s convergence culture. ¿From their use in video games, likeBatman: Arkham Cityand theHaloseries¿to their use in films¿likeStar TrekandThe Incredible...

Tyler Weaveris a writer of stories in and across books, comics, radio and film. He is the writer and co-creator ofWHIZ!BAM!POW!,a transmedia story experience of family, forgery, death rays, and the Golden Age of comics; the pulp-infused experimental seriesMystery Illusion Theatre; the filmGather 'Round the Mic; and the bookComics for F...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Focal PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0240823788

ISBN - 13:9780240823782

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

WHAT IS TRANSMEDIA?

COMICS: THE CREATION & EVOLUTION OF A MEDIUM

. The Pre-Golden Age
. The Golden Age (1938-1956)
. The Silver Age (1956-1970)
. The Bronze Age: (1970 - 1985)
. The Future

CONVERGENCE: BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER

. Mythologies, shared continuities, and story exploration
. Integration of Comics into Your Storyworld
. Fan immersion & fan culture - how do comics grab their fans? What is it about them that creates such a following?

CONCLUSION