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Making comics : storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: New York : Harper, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents instructions for aspiring cartoonists on the art form's key techniques, sharing concise and accessible guidelines on such principles as capturing the human condition through words and images in a minimalist style.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCloud, Scott, 1960-
Making comics.
New York : Harper, ©2006
(DLC) 2006287667
(OCoLC)71225478
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott McCloud
ISBN: 9780062045843 0062045849
OCLC Number: 781438462
Awards: Winner of Quill Awards (Graphic Novel) 2007
Commended for Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Fourteen and Up) 2007
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Writing with pictures --
Clarity and persuasion --
The five choices --
Choice of moment --
Connecting the dots --
The six transitions --
Choice of frame --
Distance, angle and P.O.V. --
Establishing shots --
The reader's camera --
Choice of image --
Choice of word --
Choice of flow --
Directing the eye --
Beyond the page --
Five choices checklist --
Working methods --
Panel-by-panel improv --
Clarity versus intensity --
Intensity versus persuasion --
Notes and exercises --
Stories for humans --
It takes two ... --
Symmetry and recognition --
3 steps to believable characters --
Character design --
Inner life --
Visual distinction --
Expressive traits --
Facial expressions --
Emotional communication --
Kinds of expressions --
The emotional primaries --
Mixing and matching --
Physical states --
Direct, specialized signals --
Facial muscles --
Drawing expressions --
Body language --
Differences from expression --
Types of relationships --
Elevation and status --
Distance and relationship --
Imbalance and discontent --
Other relationships --
Hand gestures --
Figure drawing --
Anatomy suggestions --
The importance of gesture --
Body language in action --
Digging deeper --
Notes and exercises --
The power of words --
Balance and integration --
The 7 types of W/P combination --
Word-specific --
Picture-specific --
Duo-specific --
Intersecting --
Interdependent --
Parallel --
Montage --
Using the 7 types --
Word balloons --
The "desperation device" --
Balloon to mood matching --
Emphasis and cases --
Sound effects --
Writer/artist collaborations --
Picking your story --
Heritage and strengths --
Notes and exercises --
World building --
Being there --
Revisiting the establishing shot --
Regional variations --
Comic strip minimalism --
Comics about place --
Perspective --
Non-western alternatives --
Western perspective --
Perspective and comics --
Improvisation --
Reference and research --
Not just "backgrounds" --
Notes and exercises --
Tools, techniques and technology --
The only essential tools --
Drawing on the cheap --
Traditional tools --
The basic equipment --
Brushes, pens and markers --
Traditional lettering --
Digital transitions/this book --
Digital to print --
Digital to screen --
Lettering and fonts --
Equipment --
Publishing alternatives --
Who's the boss? --
Notes --
Your place in comics --
Discovering your style --
Understanding manga --
Understanding genres --
Understanding comics culture --
Wandering far and wide --
Notes --
Making comics --
Nice work if you can get it --
Old and new markets --
Your turn --
"The blank page" --
Notes --
Bibliography/suggested reading --
Art credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels
Responsibility: Scott McCloud.

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In a voice that mixes dry humor and clear, concise instruction, McCloud's cartoon narrator shows readers how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalist way.  Read more...

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"Scott McCloud's brilliant treatise on the inner workings of cartoonists will delight amateur artists and curious fans alike." -- Salon "In this, McCloud's third nonfiction book about comics, he has Read more...

 
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