Drawing Words and Writing Pictures Making Comics Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond image 1
“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.
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…|