This is the authorized — and definitive — book on the history of such memorable characters as Dynamo, No-Man, Lightning, Andor, the Iron Maiden, and all the other super-heroes and super-villains created by the late, great Wallace Wood and company! Included are interviews with Woody’s creative team, as well as those superb writers and artists involved in the various Thunder Agents resurrections over the decades, and a detailed examination of the origins and exploits of the characters themselves, including the shocking truth behind the first super-hero to ever be “killed,” Menthor, the master of mental force! This exclusive book also features reams of rarely-seen or previous unpublished artwork, including a rare 28-page T-Agents story drawn by Paul Gulacy, unpublished stories by Gulacy, Paris Cullins, and others, all behind a Jerry Ordway cover. Edited by Jon B. Cooke.
The Best of Draw! Volume One complies material from the first two sold-out issues of Draw!, the "How-To" magazine on comics and cartooning! Presented here are a wealth of tutorials by, and interviews with, the top professionals in the industry! Featured are demonstrations by: Dave Gibbons (layout and drawing on the computer), Bret Blevins (drawing lovely women, painting from life, and creating figures that "feel"), Jerry Ordway (detailing his working methods), Klaus Janson and Ricardo Villagran (inking techniques), Genndy Tartakovsky (on animation and Samurai Jack), Steve Conley (creating web comics and cartoons), Phil Hester and Ande Parks (penciling and inking), and more! Each artist presents their work step-by-step, so you can see it progress to finished form, learning valuable tips and tricks along the way.
Today, financial clients are profoundly skeptical. They’ve been burned. Their consultants and advisors talk too much, use too much confusing technical jargon, work from too many boilerplate scripts, repeat too many generic caveats and useless disclaimers. Above all, clients say, their advisors don’t listen well, and don’t link their own needs and views to the recommendations they present. To succeed in today’s radically new environment, financial advisors must first transform the way they communicate. In The Financial Professional’s Guide to Communication, one of the world’s leading experts on the financial client relationship shows them how to do precisely that. Drawing on his experience training elite financial professionals worldwide, Bob Finder shows how to actively listen, speak plainly with precision and passion, and engage clients with uncommon effectiveness. Finder demonstrates how to focus relentlessly on what matters most to each individual client, and then deliver intensely relevant recommendations with clarity and impact, in your own voice. You’ll learn how to bring imagination, creativity, and even entertainment to your presentations and conversations, and use constructive criticism to keep improving with every new client meeting. Using these proven techniques, you can deliver truly extraordinary levels of professionalism and service, gain the powerful new competitive edge you’re desperately searching for – and earn equally powerful rewards for yourself.
This study brings together the genres of autobiography and environmental literature. It examines a form of grief narrative in which writers deal with mourning by standing outside the text in writing about the natural world, and inside it in making that exposition part of the grieving process.
Commemorating the Justice League of America's 45th anniversary, The Justice League Companion is a comprehensive examination of the Silver Age JLA. Written by Michael Eury (author of the critically acclaimed Captain Action and co-author of The Superhero Book), The Justice League Companion traces the JLA's development, history, imitators, and early fandom through vintage and all-new interviews with the series' creators, an issue-by-issue index of the JLA's 1960-1972 adventures, classic and never-before-published artwork, and other fun and fascinating features!
Johann travels to Japan to fight giant monsters, but what he discovers is even more disturbing. A man with no brain has been drawing pictures . . . and they tell a terrifying story. * Perfect jumping-on point for new readers. If you've ever fantasized about fighting monsters, there's no reason to not pick this thing up.�Comic Bastards