***Giveaway*** You Can Do a Graphic Novel by Veteran graphic novelist and graphic novel instructor Barbara Slate

Imagine sitting down with pencil and paper to create a colorful, captivating graphic novel that might one day become a box-office hit, like Watchman or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Whether age six or 96, anyone can
create a graphic novel and get a piece of the $395 + million graphic novel market with help from the new book You Can Do a Graphic Novel.

Veteran graphic novelist and graphic novel instructor Barbara Slate guides readers through the same process she learned in her early days working for Marvel and DC Comics-a process she has simplified for the classes she teaches and for the syndicated column she writes.

The book teaches readers how to:

  • Uncover the components of a good graphic novel
  • Find a drawing style regardless of artistic ability
  • Navigate the creative process and create memorable characters
  • Develop the plot and subplots and come up with compelling dialogues
  • Understand the ins and outs of graphic-novel layout
  • Traverse the graphic-novel business

Now onto the Giveaway!

Here is your chance to win  a copy of You Can Do a Graphic Novel. There will be 3 (THREE) winners!

How to Enter:

Leave a comment telling me what your favorite graphic novel is.

Extra Entries (for EVERY extra entry leave another comment) :


  • Begins today May 20, 2011 and ends on May 27, 2011! Winner will be announced 2-4 days after the giveaway has ended. Open to 18+ USA . You must leave your email so I can contact you if you win. You will have 48 hours to respond or I will choose a new winner. Winners will be chosen using random.org. Prize fulfillment takes 4-6 weeks.

Good Luck!

***I did NOT receive compensation for this giveaway***


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    Penny says:

    My favorite graphic novel is Inubaka Crazy For Dogs

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    Jennifer Madigan says:

    I would love to win this for my husband. His favorite graphic novels are the Star Wars, I don’t remember the exact one since he’s out mowing the lawn at the moment and I can’t ask :).

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    renee says:

    In Odd We Trust is my favorite GN.

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    Ed Nemmers says:

    “V For Vendetta”!

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    susan smoaks says:

    my favorite graphic novel is watchmen

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    Gale says:

    My favorite graphic novel is Maus.

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    Marci says:

    I enjoyed The Imposter’s Daughter.

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    I just read Alice in the Country of Hearts. It’s TokyoPop.

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    Auriette says:

    I like the manga versions of the Star Wars movies that came out a few years ago.
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