Filth & Grammar: The Comic Book Editor's (Secret) Handbook

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Learn the nuts and bolts of making comics from an editor who's worked for over 3 decades in comic book companies great and small, including a 22-year run at DC Comics' Vertigo line, where she rose in rank from assistant editor/ingenue to VP-Executive Editor. Bond also spent three years as creator and master control of Black Crown, IDW's "indie record label" imprint that merged music and comics.

Whether you're interested in an editorial career, want to level up your writing or art game, or just be a more discerning comics reader, FILTH & GRAMMAR: THE COMIC BOOK EDITOR'S SECRET HANDBOOK gives you the insider info you need to:

+ improve your storytelling skills!

+ understand the collaborative roles integral to making comics!

+ prepare your portfolio for future assignments!

+ set and maintain schedules for long and short-term goals!

+ nail deadlines!

+ learn when to call a page a finished page!

160 PAGES! 10 CHAPTERS THAT INCLUDE: 

+ 10-14 pages on each stage of making comics!

+ clearly illustrated examples!

+ pet peeves!

+ dos & don’ts!

+ pro tips from industry legends, including NEIL GAIMAN, MARK BUCKINGHAM, PETER MILLIGAN, SIMON BISLEY, CHRIS BACHALO, MICHAEL & LAURA ALLRED, PETER GROSS, MIKE CAREY,  DAVID F. WALKER, SANFORD GREENE, JIM RUGG, CECIL CASTELLUCCI, GLYN DILLON, DUNCAN FEGREDO, SEAN PHILLIPS and more!

+ short comics detailing first encounters and secret histories of working with pop culture provocateurs!


And the pièce de résistance... a cover by PHILIP BOND!