FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2020

Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics
by Paul Kupperberg. Cover by Steven Butler. Foreword by Joe Staton.

PAUL KUPPERBERG’S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WRITING COMICS
By Paul Kupperberg

Foreword by Joe Staton • Cover by Steven Butler
Charlton Neo Media
Trade Paperback, Illustrated, 126 pages
CONTACT: Pkupperberg@gmail.com
Morttodd@yahoo.com

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“I may not know much,” says veteran comic book writer and editor Paul Kupperberg, “but after writing about 1,400 stories for DC Comics, Archie, Bongo Comics, Marvel, Charlton, and other publishers — not to mention editing hundreds more during my 16 years as an editor for DC Comics — one of the few things I do know I know is how to write a comic book story. More specifically, how I write a comic book story.”

Now Paul shares the methods and processes he’s developed over his 45-year comic book writing career in PAUL KUPPERBERG’S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WRITING COMICS, the new book from Charlton Neo Media. This valuable guide provides aspiring writers and working professionals with step-by-step techniques for developing characters and stories, world building, plotting, and writing a finished comic book script.

“No two writers work the same way,” Paul said. “My method’s going to be different than yours, just as yours is going to be different from other writers. But the only way I know how to explain how to write is the way I do it, relying mostly on examples from my own career. They’re the only ones I can fully understand and explain the thought, motivation, and processes that went into writing them.”

Along with his own methods for taking ideas from words to art, Paul also shares professional tips from his colleagues in the comic book industry, including Harvey and Eisner award-winning letterer Todd Klein’s do’s and don’ts for “Preparing Comic Book Scripts for Lettering,” as well as words of wisdom from a variety of his comic industry colleagues, such as editors, writers, artists, and letterers Pat Brosseau, Janice Chiang, Tom DeFalco, Steve Erwin, Danny Fingeroth, Robert Greenberger, Rick Hoberg, Todd Klein, Stuart Moore, Michael Avon Oeming, Rick Parker, Clem Robins, Alex Segura, Rick Stasi, and Darren Vincenzo. Also included is “One Story, From Concept to Completion,” recounting the genesis of a 10-page Charlton Neo Comics story featuring a new character created by Paul, with art by Andrew Mitchell.

PAUL KUPPERBERG’S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WRITING COMICS, designed by Mort Todd for ComicFix, also features a foreword by comic book legend — and Paul’s frequent collaborator of more than 40 years — artist Joe Staton (E-Man, the Huntress, Dick Tracy), and cover art by Steven Butler (Badger, Sonic the Hedgehog), over 100 illustrations, as well as instructive writing exercises to perform yourself, along with personal anecdotes of his creative interactions with comics legends he’s worked with.

About the author:
As a writer for DC Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, and others, Paul Kupperberg has written more than 1,400 scripts for characters ranging from Archie to Zatanna, including Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Doom Patrol, The Simpsons, and Scooby Doo. He is the creator of Arion, Lord of Atlantis, Checkmate, and Takion, the writer of the 2014 “Death of Archie” storyline, and numerous characters for Charlton Neo Comics, and has been an editor for DC Comics, Weekly World News, and WWE Kids Magazine.

PAUL KUPPERBERG’S ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO WRITING COMICS will launch with a Kickstarter campaign at 12pm EST on Friday, March 19. It will feature printed and digital copies of the book, along with rewards including signed comic books and scripts by Paul Kupperberg, t-shirts, prints, Charlton Neo Comics bundles, the original art for Steve Butler’s cover, and more.

Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics, page 22
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Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics, page 23
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Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics, page 55
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Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics, page 60
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Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics, page 61
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Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics, page 85
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Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics, page 93
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Signed & Personalized copies available
$18 shipped/US * $29 shipped Canada
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