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Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.) And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon stand–in narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.

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Genre Book : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Book : Scott McCloud
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Book : 2011-10-18
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780062045843


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The idiosyncratic curriculum from the Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity will teach you how to draw and write your story Hello students, meet Professor Skeletor. Be on time, don’t miss class, and turn off your phones. No time for introductions, we start drawing right away. The goal is more rock, less talk, and we communicate only through images. For more than five years the cartoonist Lynda Barry has been an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin–Madison art department and at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, teaching students from all majors, both graduate and undergraduate, how to make comics, how to be creative, how to not think. There is no academic lecture in this classroom. Doodling is enthusiastically encouraged. Making Comics is the follow-up to Barry's bestselling Syllabus, and this time she shares all her comics-making exercises. In a new hand-drawn syllabus detailing her creative curriculum, Barry has students drawing themselves as monsters and superheroes, convincing students who think they can’t draw that they can, and, most important, encouraging them to understand that a daily journal can be anything so long as it is hand drawn. Barry teaches all students and believes everyone and anyone can be creative. At the core of Making Comics is her certainty that creativity is vital to processing the world around us.

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Genre Book : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Book : Lynda Barry
Publisher : Drawn and Quarterly
Release Book : 2019-09-10
Download Book : 200 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1770463690


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This text examines comics, graphic novels, and manga with a broad, international scope that reveals their conceptual origins in antiquity. • Includes numerous illustrations of British satirical prints, Japanese woodblock prints, and the art of prominent illustrators • Includes a chapter on the latest developments in digital comics

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Genre Book : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Book : Robert Petersen
Publisher : Praeger
Release Book : 2010-11-18
Download Book : 274 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780313363313


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Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more. Arguably the most popular writer in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis shares the tools and techniques he uses to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel stories of all time. Words for Pictures provides a fantastic opportunity for readers to learn from a creator at the very top of his field. Bendis's step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Brian Michael Bendis
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release Book : 2014-07-22
Download Book : 224 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780770434366


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This book provides student journalists, artists, designers, creative writers and web producers with the tools and techniques they need to tell nonfiction stories visually and graphically. Weaving together history, theory, and practical advice, seasoned nonfiction comics professors and scholars Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor and David Stoddard present a hands-on approach to teach readers from a range of backgrounds how to develop and create a graphic nonfiction story from start to finish. The book offers guidance on: -how to find stories and make use of appropriate facts and visuals; -nonfiction narrative techniques; -artist's tools and techniques; -print, digital, and multimedia production; -legal and ethical considerations. Interviews with well-known nonfiction comics creators and editors discuss best practices and offer readers inspiration to begin creating their own work, and exercises at the end of each chapter encourage students to hone their skills.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Randy Duncan
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2015-10-08
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781317913191


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In Eisner Award–nominated Making Comics, Dave Gibbons offers a class in creating comic books. Learn scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, and more from the incredible artist behind Watchmen! This “How It's Done” book reveals insider hints, tips, and tricks from one of the world’s greatest comic creators, all in his own words. The artist behind juggernauts like Watchmen and The Green Lantern, Dave Gibbons, is here to teach you scriptwriting, page layouts, lettering, cover designs, and more, with scans of original artwork and rarely seen workings to illustrate his personal creative processes. Making Comics covers both Gibbons' hand-drawn and digital design techniques in depth. An early adopter of computer design in comic creation, all his lettering is digital, and he even has his own “hand-lettered” font. This is your chance to gain insight to Gibbons' digital work, from his computer coloring and 3-D modelling with Angus McKie on Give Me Liberty, to his work on The Originals using digital grey tones. You’ll learn how he layers text for editing, creates effects such as flares and neon glows, and prepares artwork for print and online. Making Comics is everything you need to know to get started creating great comic books.

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Genre Book : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Book : Dave Gibbons
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Release Book : 2019-09-17
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 078583737X


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Explains how to develop characters, plot story lines, use storyboards, and create comic book art.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Michael Pellowski
Publisher : Lerner Publications
Release Book : 1995
Download Book : 80 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0822596725


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Action, adventure, sci-fi and humor! These are some of the arenas artists and fans have explored for generations. The Art of Making Comics can help buddying artists by introducing them to the whole process of creating comics- from idea to script, to full color art and publication. Professional writer and publisher Alex Simmons (Batman, Tarzan, Archie, Blackjack, & Race Against Time, etc.) explains jobs, terms, writing tips and more.

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Author Book : Alex Simmons
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Book : 2016-11-07
Download Book : 78 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1539828239


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A Library Journal Best Book of 2015 Go behind the scenes of seven of today’s most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling—one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. With the help of This American Life's Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money’s Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad—really mad—Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, Out on the Wire demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today.

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Genre Book : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author Book : Jessica Abel
Publisher : Crown
Release Book : 2015-08-25
Download Book : 240 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780385348447


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Do you dream of becoming a comic artist? Drawing Comics Lab covers all of the basic steps necessary to produce a comic, from the first doodle to the finished publication. This easy-to-follow book is designed for the beginning or aspiring cartoonist; both children and adults will find the techniques to be engaging and highly accessible. Featured artists include: - James Sturm - Tom Hart - Jessica Abel - Matt Madden - Eddie Campbell - And many others Start your comic adventures today with Drawing Comics Lab!

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Genre Book : Art
Author Book : Robyn Chapman
Publisher :
Release Book : 2012-11-01
Download Book : 136 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781592538126