Get Lost in the Vivid Action of Comic Books
When you’re reading an adventurous book, it comes alive in your mind. Comic books take that a step further by illustrating exciting stories in vivid colors and action-filled scenes. The best comic books are those that have held readers’ interests for years and that have survived the trials of changing writers and artists while still keeping the integrity of the characters intact. The demand for comic books has fluctuated to extremes in the past several decades and they seemed to be dying out. Thankfully the last decade has brought a slew of successful comic book movies that have revived the industry and increased readership.
Comic books are not just for young children; in fact some comic books should not be read by children under a certain age. Those intended for the younger generation though help fuel their imagination and quite often have a message that inspires them to believe in themselves. While most comic book heroes have superpowers, the most noble message they convey is that everyone is capable of great good if they work hard enough and value the lives and feelings of those around them. Being a hero is more about selfless acts for the greater good than having the ability to fight off super villains.
For the more mature generation, there are graphic novels that go into deeper and darker places of a hero’s daily struggles. Graphic novels can be stories from popular lines of comic books, original stories all on their own or illustrated versions of published novels. They have sturdier bindings, glossier pages and are more expensive than the average comic book. All those factors are not an issue if you’ve been eagerly anticipating getting your hands on the pictures and story within those pages. Waiting with bated breath to find out the fate of a favorite comic book hero boosts sales when the graphic novel comes out and keeps the market going strong. The appeal of a graphic novel based on a published book stems from a fan’s desire to see how the artists illustrated scenes and characters they had already envisioned in their mind.
Comic books are experiencing a resurgence in popularity and new comic book stores are opening up in plazas around the country. The appeal of comic books is universal and spans all ages and backgrounds. Though the heroes in comic books are capable of inhuman deeds, they still deal with very human issues and that is why everyone connects so well with them. Everyone has their weaknesses, even those with super powers, but they are all capable of amazing things. When people apply themselves and draw on their own unique strengths everyone will realize a much brighter and promising future.
Men and women, boys and girls, and people of all ages can enjoy a good comic book. You don’t have to be a child or a young teenager even to enjoy reading good comics. However, perhaps not everyone can completely appreciate exactly how much work must go into making a comic book, or in some cases, an entire comic series.
Before a comic book is first made there is a very important step that should not be overlooked…brainstorming. That’s right, everyone directly involved in the making of the comic should sit down together and discuss their opinions so that everyone is on the same page. It is very important to make sure that everyone is telling the same story so that no confusion will come up later on.
So, after brainstorming the team should get to work on their individual jobs. Everyone contributes in their own small ways, and no one should be overlooked. It is like a clock, if you take out a small piece that you never see, it could ruin the whole clock. So, it is important to realize the equal value shared by all the staff.
One of the jobs is obviously the author. The author needs to decide what he wants the story to look like, what he wants the characters to say, basic plot points, etc. Without the author, there would be no story. The author has to work hard to come up with fresh, unique ideas to captivate the readers.
Once the story has been made it must be animated. The artist essentially makes a comic book unique from any other book, with a special format and entertaining layout on the pages. Artists must also work diligently to come up with fresh ideas that give flare to their work. A great comic book animator should try to put something special in his work so that when people see the comics they will instantly recognize who designed it.
Last but certainly not least, a completed comic book must go through the editors. This is how you share your comic books with the world. It is crucial to double check, even triple check all of your work before you send it in, so that you make sure that everything is exactly how you want it to look. Only when you are confident that your book is the best that it could be should you release it. With luck, many people of various age groups will buy your comics and be anxiously awaiting more.
So, it is very important that everyone work together as a team to make comic books. The people love a great story, and so everyone works very diligently to give them just that.