Drawing Words & Writing Pictures

Making Comics : Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

Abel, Jessica

(Book - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Drawing Words & Writing Pictures
"A gold mine of essential information for every aspiring comics artist. Highly recommended." --Scott McCloud Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comic creation - for college classes or for independent study - that centers on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic. With chapters on lettering, story structure, and panel layout, the fifteen 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. Additional resources, lessons, and after-class help are available on the DW-WP website.
Publisher: New York : First Second, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1596431318
Branch Call Number: 741.51 A139d 2008
Characteristics: xxi, 282 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,23 x 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Madden, Matt


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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.

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


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