Drawing Words & Writing Pictures

Drawing Words & Writing Pictures

Making Comics : Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

Book - 2008
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Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comics creation - for college classes or for independent study - that centres on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic.With chapters on lettering, story structure, and panel layout, the 15 lessons offered - each complete with homework, extra credit activities, and supplementary reading suggestions - provide a solid introduction for people interested in making their own comics.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781596431317
Branch Call Number: 741.5 Abe 3701ma 1
741.5 Abe 3701wd 1
Characteristics: xxi, 282 pages : illustrations (some color)
Additional Contributors: Madden, Matt


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Jul 26, 2013

Some friends and I used this to have a class together in our free time. It was awesome! The only thing I didn't like is that some of the book is dedicated to equipment that amateurs aren't going to be using. You can just skip those parts, though. The storytelling lessons are so useful! I check it out every so often.

Jan 22, 2013

Whether you are interested in underground and alternative comics, superheroes, or manga, this is a must-have cartooning guide, up there in terms of instruction with Will Eisner and Scott MCcloud, who even praised this himself. It is modelled after a 15-week college semester, complete with assignments, although it is also designed for Ronin(Independent) learners, and Nomad (groups of independent) learners.

Nov 17, 2008

Extremely laid out approach to creating stories. Detailed and step by step.

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