Sidekicks has been on shelves for a couple months now and with today being the official start of the new school year I have already received many email inquiries from teachers, librarians, and children all over the country about a possible sequel to the book. Now, although I don't have that answer at hand I would like to offer something that I think would be a valuable teaching tool for schools who want to incorporate making graphic novels as part of their curriculum.
"THE DOMESTICATED FOUR: THE ART OF SIDEKICKS" a 275 page PDF documenting the seven years I worked on the graphic novel.
What is included in the PDF you ask?
* The full original 25 page outline of the story
* The process from written scripted comic, to storyboards, to lineart, to finished art
* Design sketches dating all the way back to 1999
* Storyboards and rough sketches
* Photoshop coloring tutorial
* Deleted chapters
* Unpublished artwork
This PDF should be useful for any librarian or teacher interested in using graphic novels as a teaching tool in making your own comics or for anyone interested in how a comic is made and it's my way of saying thank you to all of you who have supported the book.
Click HERE to download the file or click on the SIDEKICKS BOOK COVER ON THE LEFT to explore more