Comic artist PJ Holden releases first Comic Creator Support Project Book, more in the works

PJ Holden and Comic Creator Support Project Books

Comic artist PJ Holden, best known for his work on 2000AD, has just self-published US Comic Book Layouts: A book to help you do layouts for your comic books. It’s a Creator Support Project Book which does exactly what it says on the cover – and he has more aids for comic professionals in the works, including a Comic Book Pro Project Diary.

A 20-year veteran of the comic book industry, PJ Holden’s work spans multiple genres from adventure to humour, from comics for tots to teens, including 2000AD, and beyond. In that time, he’s drawn thousands of pages of comics, and every good comic starts with some thumbnails, and that’s what this book will do for you. Thumbnails!

PJ Holden’s US Comic Book Layouts: A book to help you do layouts for your comic books

“It’s a layout sketchbook,” PJ further explains, “nine thumbnail layouts per page (with a blank facing page) and the spine is white for writing what it is. There’s 120 pages with 60 pages with layouts on them.”

PJ Holden’s US Comic Book Layouts: A book to help you do layouts for your comic books

This is his first self-published layout book, with others, 16:9 Storyboards, and “an insanely niche” Comic Book Pro Project Diary, due for release soon, all via Amazon.

PJ Holden’s Comic Book Pro Project Diary

The titles may not be exactly catchy, but I’ve always been impressed by PJ’s organisation as a creator (which puts mine to shame, owing to squirrels). Check out his first now and keep an eye out for the others, available soon, because he’s clearly on a roll!

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PJ Holden is online at www.pauljholden.com | Twitter

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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