About Tony C. Caputo
Renaissance man. n. A man who has broad intellectual interests and is accomplished in areas of both the arts and the sciences.
Strategist Technical Consultant for Hitachi Data Systems - Public Safety & Visualization
Tony C. Caputo is a PMP, MCP, Certified Wireless Mesh Network Engineer, CWNA and CCNA. He works on the digital video surveillance and homeland security projects worldwide and provided the Keynote Speech for CCTV World 2011, Sydney Australia.
Technical Writer and Author
Tony C. Caputo has written professionally for 20 years, with articles published by the Chicago Tribune, Techrepublic.com, ZDNet.com, StickyMinds.com, EMileHigh.com and more. He also has ten years as a successful entrepreneur in both the entertainment and technology arena and has helped build five companies (three in technology) within the past fifteen years. He has written books, articles, white papers, training books, syllabuses and business plans and is a speaker and trainer at conferences about Internet technologies, Project Management, and Visual Storytelling.
In his Youth...
Caputo co-owned an entertainment company in the 80s, where he met Terry (Monty Python) Gilliam, Harlan Ellison, Michael (Ghostbusters) Gross, Mark Hamill, Francis Ford Coppola, and Mr. T, just to name a few.
About The Book
Visual media artists-comic book artists, film and video storyboarders and animators, and creators of interactive games-must express purely with pictures everything that the writer can’t communicate in words. As a result, truly effective visual storytelling must be compelling, dynamic-and have the appearance of reality. In Visual Storytelling, veteran comic book publisher Tony Caputo demonstrates everything the aspiring visual media artist needs to know in order to master sequential art. In Part 1, artists will discover, through clear illustrations and pictures, each stage of the production process, including plotting, writing, penciling and lettering, inking, coloring, and painting. Part 2 shows, step by step, the basics of figure drawing and anatomy, and basic light and dark techniques. Finally, Part 3 details the basics of page composition, layout, and design as well as the art of creating incredible comic book covers and splash pages. Filled with fascinating illustrations by such legendary artists as Mat Nastos, Jim Steranko, Neal Adams, Wally Wood, Andrew Loomis, Scott McCloud, Terry Moore and Jeff Smith, Visual Storytelling also features a ready-to-use guide that helps chart progress and skills in visual storytelling media.