Drawing Words & Writing Pictures

Drawing Words & Writing Pictures

Making Comics : Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

Book - 2008
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"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 onthe DW-WP website.

Publisher: New York : First Second, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781596431317
Call Number: 741.51 ABEL
Characteristics: xxi, 282 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 31 cm
Subjects: Cartooning -- Technique.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Technique.
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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