FILTH & GRAMMAR

Editor/Idea Generator, Mad Scientist, and Master Control at DC Comics/Vertigo for over 20 years. Editor of Hugo and Eisner Award-winners The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman & JH Williams III and Fables by Bill Willingham, recipient of 14 Eisner Awards and 150 consecutive issues. Editor of Bitter Root, winner of the 2020 Eisner Award for best continuing series.

Before they were hit TV series, iZOMBIE by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred and LUCIFER by Mike Carey and Peter Gross were comics under Bond's imprimatur.

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art by Imogen Mangle

art by Laura Hole

Wanna make your comics better/faster/leaner/meaner?

FILTH & GRAMMAR is Shelly's 160-page magnum opus, a step-by-step guide to making comic books from cover to cover with artists LAURA HOLE, IMOGEN MANGLE & SOFIE DODGSON. It's the first time Bond reveals the alchemy and method to her editorial madness. And it's the first comic book "how-to" by a comic book editor!

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, editing fan favorite titles FABLES, THE SANDMAN, SCENE OF THE CRIME, BITE CLUB, BODIES, FAKER, THE INVISIBLES, and more. Bond also spent three years as creator and master control of Black Crown, IDW's "indie record label" imprint that merged music and comics, including PUNKS NOT DEAD, KID LOBOTOMY, ASSASSINISTAS, and EVE STRANGER.

And now a word from the editor...

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 (see above!)

 

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

Funding until JULY 3 on Kickstarter -- THE premier crowdfunding platform for indie publishing!