DRAWING WORDS AND WRITING PICTURES by Jessica Abel

DRAWING WORDS AND WRITING PICTURES

Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Smartly designed and easy to understand, Abel and Madden’s text is an edifying course in creating comics. Comprised of 15 comprehensive lessons, readers are taught the basic elements necessary to conceptualize and produce their own comics. Assuming an audience range from individuals to a group, this pedagogical survey is written to serve a wide array of learners. The authors suggest everything from preferred brands of supplies to types of stretches to alleviate strain. Extensive backmatter, including helpful appendices on such topics as homework critiques, and a considerable bibliography round out the volume. This erudite study should leave its readers with a greater understanding and appreciation of the command one must possess to create graphic media. A valuable resource for all interested in the field and a natural companion to Scott McCloud’s quintessential texts Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics. (appendices, index, bibliography) (Nonfiction. YA & adult)

Pub Date: June 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-59643-131-7
Page count: 304pp
Publisher: First Second/Roaring Brook
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2008




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