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Title : Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond
ASIN : 1596431318
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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 on the accompanying website, www.dw-wp.com. 

Learn to create your own comics with Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, a richly illustrated collection of 15 in-depth lessons that cover everything from crafting your story to lettering and laying out panels.

Take a Look Inside Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

Three Panels That Move Beyond the Grid

This page from Mike Mignola’s Hellboy is a beautiful example of creating rhythm and mood. Read more… In Blankets, Craig Thompson tells his story through dramatic and unexpected page layouts. Read more… In David B.’s Epileptic, the shape and orientation of the panel reinforce the storytelling. Read more…

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond
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Category: Study & Teaching
Brand: First Second
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Rating : 4.6
Rating : 18
Review : A Welcome Addition to Your Collection
I am a BIG fan of both Abel and Madden’s work. I go to BOTH of their websites several times a month and “La Perdida” and “99 Ways To Tell A Story” are part of my collection of graphic novels.

This book is great for high school & college art teachers who want to teach sequential art to their classes. I believe the content is particularly suited for art majors that are interested in the finer points of visual narrative. And you can tailor your curriculum around the chapters if you so choose. If you want to use these for middle school kids I think simpler steps need to be added. I like the fact that people can form groups: “Nomads” OR go do it alone: “Ronins” and follow the lessons independently.

This book is NOT bad.

All the chapters and lessons are made to be studied in sequence and if you are an old timer to comic art you can easily skip to other chapters; which I did alot. A seasoned pro will probably go to the chapters that interest him/ her the…

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