How to Self-Publish Your Own Comic Book
Tony Caputo (1997)
In spite of being quite dated, this book is very useful, just the section on contracts is worth the price. Get this one, you won’t regret it.
A collection of books in no particular order, that you might want to check out:
Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
Scott McCloud (2006)
This one is a keeper, a very useful book, done in sequential art, that deals mainly with the storytelling aspect of making a comic. It isn’t a drawing, lettering or coloring manual, but it does have tips on each of those aspects and many more. Most of the book isn’t and won’t be dated for a long time since it covers concepts that are universal to the sequential art form, only those chapters on technology will get out of phase. If you’re making a comic, you want to read this one.
Make Comics Like the Pros: The Inside Scoop on How to Write, Draw, and Sell Your Comic Books and Graphic Novels
Greg Pak – Fred Van Lente (2014)
A good introduction to the comic making process with an emphasis on writing and the creative process. It’s weakest aspect is the selling and marketing part which is shallow at best.
Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels
Brian Michael Bendis (2014)
A good book if you know what you are buying, it’s mainly made up of interviews with comic book writers and editors, full of useful information and advice, but it’s definitely not a how-to book. An entertaining read beautifully illustrated.
Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers (Panel One Scripts by Top Comics Writers
Kurt Busek (2002)
This is a great reference book if you are writing your own scripts. Inside you will find comic book scripts by many writers (Busiek, Gaiman, Rucka, etc…) displaying very different styles which will help you develop your own.