Archive for the ‘ Tips for Creative Types ’ Category


April 23, 2013
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Tips for Creative Types

(This page of text — which I have not closely examined for copy-edits — comes from The Smithsonian.) I like things to be spelled correctly.   I like it when there’s subject-verb agreement.  I like not having to strain through punctuation errors when I read a book. But do you know what? If I get an Read the Rest…

January 15, 2013
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: :01 Stop: Watch, Adventures in Publishing, Behind the Scenes, Tips for Creative Types, Uncategorized

I always relish the glimpses into an artist’s process. Like these shots of Vera Brosgol’s arsenal of tools for Anya’s Ghost: or her tiny Moleskine thumbnails and character studies: Or how about this little piece of Art magic from Emmanuel Guibert, on Alan’s War: Would you like to see more of these “peeks from the drawing Read the Rest…

March 7, 2011
Posted by: Gina Gagliano
Categories: Tips for Creative Types

CCS sent us over an e-mail last week about an Awareness Week they're having to — um, raise awareness about the fact that CCS exists.  I'm not really sure if anyone who reads our blog hasn't heard of CCS, but if you are that sole solitary reader scratching his or her head over this curious Read the Rest…

May 1, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types

As an offering to our young talent, and to anyone who might find this helpful–here and elsewhere, green or seasoned–I’ve asked a number of experienced authors to send a little word of coaching, encouragement or mentoring to them. We’ll call this new category MENTORS CORNER. It will occasionally feature some authors who aren’t with First Read the Rest…

April 24, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types

As an offering to our young talent, and to anyone who might find this helpful–here and elsewhere, green or seasoned–I’ve asked a number of experienced authors to send a little word of coaching, encouragement or mentoring to them. We’ll call this new category MENTORS CORNER. It will occasionally feature some authors who aren’t with First Read the Rest…

April 17, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types

As an offering to our young talent, and to anyone who might find this helpful–here and elsewhere, green or seasoned–I’ve asked a number of experienced authors to send a little word of coaching, encouragement or mentoring to them. We’ll call this new category MENTORS CORNER. It will occasionally feature some authors who aren’t with First Read the Rest…

April 10, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types

As an offering to our young talent, and to anyone who might find this helpful–here and elsewhere, green or seasoned–I’ve asked a number of experienced authors to send a little word of coaching, encouragement or mentoring to them. We’ll call this new category MENTORS CORNER. It will occasionally feature some authors who aren’t with First Read the Rest…

April 3, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types

As an offering to our young talent, and to anyone who might find this helpful–here and elsewhere, green or seasoned–I’ve asked a number of experienced authors to send a little word of coaching, encouragement or mentoring to them. We’ll call this new category MENTORS CORNER. It will occasionally feature some authors who aren’t with First Read the Rest…

March 27, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types

As an offering to our young talent, and to anyone who might find this helpful–here and elsewhere, green or seasoned–I’ve asked a number of experienced authors to send a little word of coaching, encouragement or mentoring to them. We’ll call this new category MENTORS CORNER. It will occasionally feature some authors who aren’t with First Read the Rest…

March 20, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Mentors Corner, Tips for Creative Types

First Second has a growing number of young creators getting signed on to big projects. Some of these new talents are getting their first break just out of art school, some are not even out of college; some are leaping from short assignments or smaller indy projects to a big long book for the first Read the Rest…