How to Write Comic Strips is a step-by-step guide to show aspiring comic strip writers how to create their own comic. It leads the listener through the wondrous world of comic writing. The concept of humor and what is funny is different for different people. The author shows the listener how to deal and cope with these differences. Highlights include: The many formats to choose from when writing a comic: single panel, multi-panel How find your concept: write what you know How to develop and build great characters: bios, backstory, and more Ways to write funny yet tight gags: how many passes to make, refining your words Ways to break out of writer’s block: fun exercises and routines How to find and communicate with your artist: learn how to become a team Marketplaces for your comic: how to find a home for your creation New ways to sell and make money from comics: expanding and new markets that will make you money Helpful tips: tricks learned after decades in the trade HowExpert publishes short how-to guides on unique topics by everyday experts. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matyas J.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102703/bk_acx0_102703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A new voice in comics is incisive, funny, and fiercely feminist.´´The mental load. It´s incessant, gnawing, exhausting, and disproportionately falls to women. You know the scene - you´re making dinner, calling the plumber/doctor/mechanic, checking homework and answering work emails - at the same time. All the while, you are being peppered with questions by your nearest and dearest ´where are my shoes?, ´do we have any cheese?...´´´ -Australian Broadcasting Corp on Emma´s comicIn her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, ie all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members. Most of us carry some form of mental load - about our work, household responsibilities, financial obligations and personal life; but what makes up that burden and how it´s distributed within households and understood in offices is not always equal or fair. In her strips Emma deals with themes ranging from maternity leave (it is not a vacation!), domestic violence, the clitoris, the violence of the medical world on women during childbirth, and other feminist issues, and she does so in a straightforward way that is both hilarious and deadly serious. If you´re not laughing, you´re probably crying in recognition. Emma´s comics also address the everyday outrages and absurdities of immigrant rights, income equality, and police violence.Emma has over 300,000 followers on Facebook, her comics have been shared 215,000 times, and have elicited comments from 21,000 internet users. An article about her in the French magazine L´Express drew 1.8 million views - a record since the site was created. And her comic has just been picked up by The Guardian. Many women will recognize themselves in The Mental Load, which is sure to stir a wide ranging, important debate on what it really 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy McFadden, Kate Rudd, Lauren Ezzo, Jess Nahikian, James Anderson Foster, Braden Wright, Jeff Cummings. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011225/bk_brll_011225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Get ready for Klingon-speaking cosplayers, cutthroat convention politics, and the unlikeliest heroes ever known inside the epic dark comedy Battle at the Comic Expo.Ron Lionel is the hottest creator working in comic books today. His series, The Enduring, sells out every month and is set to become a major motion picture. Ron has no problem using his status to get what he wants, whether that be special treatment from his publisher or seducing fangirls into bed.Joe Cotter, on the other hand, gave up his dreams of being a writer years ago and now lives for a steady paycheck. Joe has a sense of right and wrong that was born from years of reading comics, and as the security chief for America´s Finest Comic Book Expo, he´s as strong-willed as any hero with a power ring.Enter Velma, an obsessed fan with some disturbing questions about The Enduring. When her righteous plan to gather answers backfires, the two men are swept into a dangerous world where heroes and villains don´t come from spider bites or alien planets and don´t have simple back stories.Can the man with the mightiest ego work with the world´s most immovable force to save each other and stop Velma´s demented vision? Or will they end up being the catalyst that helps destroy the largest comics event in the US?Find out, true believer, in the epic dark comedy Battle at the Comic Expo. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe DeNiro Sansone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124826/bk_acx0_124826_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comic-Con International is the world capital of fandom. Every year 130,000 people flock to San Diego for a five-day marathon of Hollywood star power, sensory overload, gigantic shopping bags, grand feats of imagination, tacky nostalgia, very long lines, and people dressed up as Princess Leia. It´s the place where people who love the fantastic side of culture go to express that love and where the companies that want to sell them fantasies in every possible medium try desperately to woo them. Douglas Wolk (author of the Eisner Award-winning Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean) plunges into Comic-Con´s bizarre collision of fans and franchises and looks at what happens when the marketers of movies, TV shows, comics, and games meet their most devoted, most demanding consumers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021951/bk_adbl_021951_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The memoir of Murray Langston, aka The Unknown Comic, is a detailed account of the highlights and lowlights of each year of his life from June 27, 1944, until his 69th birthday on June 27, 2013. It´s the story of how a poor kid from Montreal, being influenced by Jerry Lewis, longed to follow in his funny steps and somehow leave Canada and make it to Hollywood. Spiced with humor, drama, and enough celebrities to warrant the alternate title Name-Droppers, Journey Thru the Unknown offers many surprising revelations, including Murray being threatened by Frank Sinatra, partying all night with Elvis Presley, spending Christmas Eve with Lucille Ball, watching Bob Hope´s Christmas show when he was in the military and working with him 20 years later, attending the Academy Awards, double dating with Robin Williams, appearing with Patrick Swayze in his first film, hanging out at Steve Martin´s house, playing practical jokes on Carol Burnett, befriending David Letterman on his first arrival in Los Angeles, holding Kate Hudson when she was only weeks old, hanging out at the Playboy mansion, and costarring with Jim Carrey in his very first television appearance. Hear about Murray appearing for four years with Sonny and Cher, working alongside Ronald Reagan, O. J. Simpson, Bobby Darin, the Jackson 5, and his hero at the time, Jerry Lewis, among so many others. Hear about how he also worked on several other television series, starring Roger Miller, Wolfman Jack, Bobby Vinton, the Hudson Brothers, and more. Hear about his appearing on practically every talk show of that era, from The Tonight Show to Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, John Davidson, Dinah Shore, Howard Stern...and more. Hear about his appearing at almost every hotel in Las Vegas, from the Sahara, the Riviera, the Sands, and the Tropicana to the Landmark, the Dunes, and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Murray Langston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007561/bk_blak_007561_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lum and Abner, the classic American network radio comedy show, was created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff and aired from 1931 to 1954. Now for the first time since 1954, veteran radio theate rproducer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford bring you one hundred new ´´Lum and Abner´´ audio comic strips! These hilarious comedy shorts are written, produced, and directed by Donnie Pitchford, with great love for the original, and feature old-time radio style music and sound effects, original scripts, plus a series of new stories based on 1936 ´´Lum and Abner´´ radio scripts by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff. The cast includes: Donnie Pitchford as Abner, Lum, Cedric, Grandpap, Dick,Squire, Mousey, Snake, narrator, and other characters. Tim Hollis as Lum, Cedric, Grandpap, Cousin CliffSam Brown as Dick and narratorDaron McDaniel as WashingtonKyle Cage as JimmyNicola Cuti as Captain CosmosLaura Pitchford as Evalena Schulz and LizabethSpecial guest star: Kay LinakerSound effects by Sam BrownVintage music performed by Ralph Waldo Emerson II, Elsie Mae Emerson, and Chris McPhersonOriginal Music composed and performed by Mark Ridgeway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donnie Pitchford, a full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006283/bk_blak_006283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Gazing into the bathroom mirror one morning while shaving, Josh Kornbluth realizes that he looks remarkably like the guy on the $100 bill. Like any good Jewish son, he immediately calls his mother. From there he becomes obsessed with what it means to be a founding father, especially when your own father/son relationship (Ben had an illegitimate son named William who was a British loyalist during the Revolutionary War) is more than a bit strained. Part History Detectives and part embarrassingly hilarious autobiography, Kornbluth’s resulting investigation of the man behind the famous spectacles will take you from the hallowed halls of academia to Kornbluth’s richly comic interactions with his mother Bunny and Aunt Birdie, sharing along the way his discoveries about America’s history, family foibles, and the surprises beneath the surface of even our most familiar American tall tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Kornbluth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011111/bk_adbl_011111_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Comedy is totally subjective. What makes one person roar with laughter can fail to elicit even the faintest of smiles from another. But the classics of comic verse have stood the test of time. Here are the favorites from Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Jonathan Swift, Thomas Hood, Hillaire Belloc, W.S. Gilbert, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, John Keats, C.S. Calverley- all the way through to the masterly pen of our age, John Betjeman. And that is not to forget perhaps the greatest of them all: Anon. They wrote in couplets, triplets, in quatrains and trochaic dimeters. There are ballads, sonnets, proverbs, and nonsense verse. Poems to inform, divert, satirize, castigate and praise. And then there is the delightfully abused form, the limerick. A collection to make all listeners smile, laugh, remember and discover. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jon Moffatt, David Timson, Cathy Sara, Roger May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/000195/bk_naxo_000195_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.