Design of Comics & Print Production
Great storytelling is at the heart of great comics, but how do you package it to produce a book with quality production values that do justice to your work and perfectly complement your story? This presentation will cover creative decisions concerning masthead design, layouts and lettering, through to logistics such as selecting paper stock, cover design to deciding on the right printer for your work.
Wolfgang Bylsma will walk through the process each Gestalt book endures to ensure the most professional-yet-practicable solutions are reached.
Presenter: WOLFGANG BYLSMA
Wolf serves as Editor-in-Chief for Australia’s leading independent graphic novel publishing house, Gestalt, which he co-founded with Skye Ogden in 2005. Since that time, Wolf’s endeavours have helped changed the nature of the comics industry in Australia and assisted in building reputations and careers for Australian talent in the international market.
He was featured as one of the main subjects in an ABC documentary, Comic Book Heroes, which chronicled the highs and low of publishing comics in Australia. In recent years, Wolf has been a sought-after guest speaker and panelist at writers festivals around the world.