Making Comics

Making Comics
Author: Scott McCloud
Release: 2006-09-05
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0060780940
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

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.

Making Comics

Making Comics
Author: Lynda Barry
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Drawn and Quarterly
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1770463690
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

The idiosyncratic curriculum from the Professor of Interdisciplinary Creativity will teach you how to draw and write your story Hello students, meet Professor Skeletor. Be on time, don’t miss class, and turn off your phones. No time for introductions, we start drawing right away. The goal is more rock, less talk, and we communicate only through images. For more than five years the cartoonist Lynda Barry has been an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin–Madison art department and at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, teaching students from all majors, both graduate and undergraduate, how to make comics, how to be creative, how to not think. There is no academic lecture in this classroom. Doodling is enthusiastically encouraged. Making Comics is the follow-up to Barry's bestselling Syllabus, and this time she shares all her comics-making exercises. In a new hand-drawn syllabus detailing her creative curriculum, Barry has students drawing themselves as monsters and superheroes, convincing students who think they can’t draw that they can, and, most important, encouraging them to understand that a daily journal can be anything so long as it is hand drawn. Barry teaches all students and believes everyone and anyone can be creative. At the core of Making Comics is her certainty that creativity is vital to processing the world around us.

Comics Manga and Graphic Novels A History of Graphic Narratives

Comics  Manga  and Graphic Novels  A History of Graphic Narratives
Author: Robert Petersen
Release: 2010-11-18
Editor: Praeger
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780313363313
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

This text examines comics, graphic novels, and manga with a broad, international scope that reveals their conceptual origins in antiquity. • Includes numerous illustrations of British satirical prints, Japanese woodblock prints, and the art of prominent illustrators • Includes a chapter on the latest developments in digital comics

Reinventing Comics

Reinventing Comics
Author: Scott McCloud
Release: 2000-07-25
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780060953508
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

In 1993, Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture with the acclaimed international hit Understanding Comics, a massive comic book that explored the inner workings of the worlds most misunderstood art form. Now, McCloud takes comics to te next leavle, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are created, read, and preceived today, and how they're poised to conquer the new millennium. Part One of this fascinating and in-depth book includes: The life of comics as an art form and as literture The battle for creators' rights Reinventing the business of comics The volatile and shifting public percptions of comics Sexual and ethnic representation on comics Then in Part Two, McCloud paints a brethtaling picture of comics' digital revolutions, including: The intricacies of digital production The exploding world of online delivery The ultimate challenges of the infinite digital canvas

Making Faces

Making Faces
Author: 8Fish
Release: 2008-07-25
Editor: IMPACT
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1600610498
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Chances are, you already know how to draw some expressions. But face it, your stories can only get so far with "happy," "sad" and "angry." In order to give your characters some character, you need to know what they look like when they're about to sneeze, when they smell something stinky or when they're flirting, horrified or completely blotto. Lucky for you, that's what this book is all about! Making Faces contains everything you need to give your characters a wide range of expressions! Part 1: The Basics. How to draw heads, mouths, noses and eyes, and how they change shape when they move. Part 2: The Faces. Over 50 step-by-step demonstrations for a variety of expressions divided into scenarios. Each scenario shows four or five expressions from a single character, from simple emotions to more subtle and complex variations, so you see how a face changes with each emotion. Sidebars illustrate the same expressions on a variety of other characters. Part 3: Storytelling.How to move your story along using expression, point of view, body language and composition. See how it all comes together with damsels in distress, a noir-style interrogation, a Western standoff and other situations. Illustrated with a diverse cast of characters from hobos to superheroes to teenage girls, this guide will help you create the looks that say it all.

Perspective for Comic Book Artists

Perspective  for Comic Book Artists
Author: David Chelsea
Release: 1997-10-01
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780823005673
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

This clever book teaches artists the unique skill of drawing perspective for spectacular landscapes, fantastic interiors, and other wildly animated backgrounds to fit comic-strip panels.

The Sculptor

The Sculptor
Author: Scott McCloud
Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: First Second
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781466887282
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier! This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world's greatest city. It's about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life...and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.

Let s Make Comics

Let s Make Comics
Author: Jess Smart Smiley
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9780399580727
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

A light-hearted interactive guide to comics and cartoon-making that uses an activity book format and creatively stimulating prompts to teach the fundamentals of cartooning in a fun and easy-to-follow fashion. From a working cartoonist and comic book making instructor, this all-ages activity book uses humorous and informative one-page comics and exercise prompts to guide young readers (and readers who are young at heart) through easy-to-master lessons on the skills needed to make comics. The activities cover a range of essential comics-making tasks from creating expressions for characters to filling in blank panels to creating original characters and placing them in adventures of their own. Each exercise can stand on its own or work together with others in the book to stimulate creativity via the comics medium. In the end, readers who complete the activities inside the book itself will have created several comics of their own, and will have generated many ideas for more sequential art creations. Praise for Let’s Make Comics! “At once playful and complex, this book is a perfect introduction to cartooning, as well as a lovely (and lovingly crafted) tribute to the comics form and a timely reminder that artmaking can be fun.”—Roman Muradov, creator of Vanishing Act and On Doing Nothing “Let’s Make Comics is a book I wish I had when I was 9, but 29 works too! It’s so fun and brilliant and packed with oodles of awesome activities. Great book for learning to make comics or for a seasoned cartoonist to find some new inspiration.”—Ben Clanton, creator of the Narwhal and Jelly books “It’s fantastic! This book will make you a better writer and a better artist and show you how to think like a comic star.”—Charise Harper, creator of the Fashion Kitty and Crafty Cat books “Warning! This book will make you make comics, and it will be fun!”—Greg Pizzoli, creator of The Watermelon Seed, Number One Sam, and The Book Hog “If only we'd had this book! Our comics would be much better.”—Elizabeth Pich and Jonathan Kunz, creators of War and Peas

The Insider s Guide To Creating Comics And Graphic Novels

The Insider s Guide To Creating Comics And Graphic Novels
Author: Andy Schmidt
Release: 2009-01-16
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 323
ISBN: 9781440319839
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

From the creative minds behind your favorite modern-day comics ... In this unprecedented, behind-the-scenes guide, former Marvel editor and current IDW senior editor Andy Schmidt and his superstar industry friends give you the inside track on creating engaging, professional-looking comic books. Written for upcoming creative stars and comic book enthusiasts, The Insider's Guide to Comics and Graphic Novels covers the entire creative process from beginning to end, from fine-tuning a script to the nuances of camera angles, costume design and lettering. You'll learn not only how to emulate a camera pan, hit 'em with a splash page and shift into slow motion, but also WHEN and WHY to dip into that bag of graphic tricks for maximum impact. The real-world guide to creating great comics! • Profiles and insights from John Romita, Jr., Neal Adams, Gene Ha, David Finch and John Byrne • Professional advice from top talents in the business, including writers Brian Michael Bendis, Geoff Johns and Tom DeFalco; inkers Klaus Janson, Karl Kesel and Mike Perkins; colorist Chris Sotomayor; and letterer Chris Eliopoulos • Expert instruction on every element of the creative process - writing, drawing, inking, coloring, page layout and scene design - and how they all work together

Creating Comics from Start to Finish

Creating Comics from Start to Finish
Author: Buddy Scalera
Release: 2011-03-20
Editor: IMPACT
Pages: 176
ISBN: 1600617670
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

You Can Work Professionally in Comics! Jump-start your comic book career! Creating Comics From Start to Finish tells you everything about how today's mainstream comic books are produced and published. Top working professionals detail how comics are created from concept to completion. Dig deep into every step of the process including writing, editing, penciling, inking, coloring, lettering and even publishing. Working professionals talk candidly about breaking into (and staying in) this exciting industry. Interviews and advice from: Mike Marts, Editor—Batman Mark Waid, Writer—Kingdom Come, Flash, Irredeemable Darick Robertson, Penciler—Wolverine, The Boys, Transmetropolitan Rodney Ramos, Inker—Green Lantern, Punisher Brian Haberlin, Colorist—Witchblade, Spawn Chris Eliopoulos, Letterer—Pet Avengers, Spider-Man, X-Men Joe Quesada, Chief Creative Officer—Marvel Comics Stan Lee, Former President, Chairman—Marvel Comics

Drawing Comics Lab

Drawing Comics Lab
Author: Robyn Chapman
Release: 2012-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781592538126
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Do you dream of becoming a comic artist? Drawing Comics Lab covers all of the basic steps necessary to produce a comic, from the first doodle to the finished publication. This easy-to-follow book is designed for the beginning or aspiring cartoonist; both children and adults will find the techniques to be engaging and highly accessible. Featured artists include: - James Sturm - Tom Hart - Jessica Abel - Matt Madden - Eddie Campbell - And many others Start your comic adventures today with Drawing Comics Lab!

How to Draw Comics

How to Draw Comics
Author: Ilya
Release: 2017-05-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781613739068
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

With step-by-step instructions, drawings to complete, and space to experiment, How to Draw Comics is for anyone interested in creating your own cartoon, graphic novel, or manga. Ilya helps you develop your own style as you learn about the principles and practice the techniques involved. Fun and interactive, with captions, speech balloons, and sound effects bursting out of every page, the book looks just like a comic book, but with the widest variety of styles imaginable. Ilya covers the basics of drawing faces, figures, and motion; using color; comic timing; creating cliffhangers and suspense; and how to create action in the blank space between panels—and therefore in the reader's mind. Perfect for comics enthusiasts and artists from ages 8 to 80, How to Draw Comics is the ultimate guide to cultivating your talent and mastering the art.

Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics
Author: Scott McCloud
Release: 2008
Editor: Paw Prints
Pages: 215
ISBN: 143524284X
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Traces the 3,000 year history of storytelling through pictures, discussing the language and images used.

The Greatest of Marlys

The Greatest of Marlys
Author: Lynda Barry
Release: 2021-04-22
Editor: Drawn & Quarterly
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781770463547
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Welcome to the world of Marlys and Maybonne "Lynda Barry's comics were my YA, before YA really even existed. She's been writing teen stories with an incredibly clear voice since the early 80s. [The Greatest Of Marlys] is raw, ugly, hilarious, and poignant." --Raina Telgemeier, Smile & Drama Eight-year-old Marlys Mullen is Lynda Barry's most famous character from her long-running and landmark comic strip Ernie Pook's Comeek, and for good reason! Given her very own collection of strips, Marlys shines in all her freckled and pig-tailed groovy glory. The trailer park where she and her family live is the grand stage for her dramas big and small. Joining Marlys are her teenaged sister Maybonne, her younger brother Freddie, their mother, and an offbeat array of family members, neighbors, and classmates. Marlys's enthusiasm for life knows no bounds. Her childhood is one where the neighborhood kids stay out all night playing kickball; the desire to be popular is unending; bullies are unrepentant; and parents make few appearances. The Greatest Of Marlys spotlights Barry's masterful skill of chronicling childhood through adolescence in all of its wonder, awkwardness, humor, and pain.

Guide to Creating Comic in 3 D

Guide to Creating Comic in 3 D
Author: Kate Howard,Dav Pilkey
Release: 2019-10
Editor: Scholastic Incorporated
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1338568841
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Dog Man -- from the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Dav Pilkey -- comes to life in this cool 3-D book! George and Harold know a LOT about making comic books. (Remember their Captain Underpants comics?) But before they told you that story, first they told you the story of Dog Man -- part dog, part man, and all cop! Want to know how George and Harold come up with hilarious heroes like Dog Man and Li'l Petey and Chief? And how do they think up such wretched villains, like Petey and Piggy and Philly? Now's your chance to find out! The boys will give step-by-step instructions on how to draw some of their best Dog Man characters. Plus, get advice on how to create your own funny comic-book characters -- and bring them to life in 3-D! This book is packed with 3-D glasses; a write-on, wipe-off pen; a drawing pad; and over 30 stickers from the New York Times bestselling series!

The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics

The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics
Author: Carl Potts
Release: 2013-10-08
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780385344739
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

The most exciting and comprehensive book yet in the bestselling DC Comics how-to-draw series. From the bestselling DC Comics Guide series, this is the essential resource for aspiring comics creators looking to make intriguing, action-packed comics like the experts at DC Comics. Going beyond the typical art and writing lessons, this book shows readers how to take full advantage of comics' sequential visual storytelling possibilities. With examples direct from DC Comics, featuring their best creators and classic superheroes like Batman, Superman, and the rest of the Justice League, it presents key principles and techniques for crafting exciting professional-quality comics. This behind-the-curtain look at the DC Comics creative process is a can't-miss opportunity for aspiring comics creators, whether they want to work for DC Comics or invent their own unique comics creations.

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures
Author: Jessica Abel,Matt Madden
Release: 2008-06-10
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9781596431317
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

A course on comics creation offers lessons on lettering, story, structure, panel layout, and much more, providing a solid introduction for people interested in making their own comics. Original.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Comics

The Ultimate Guide to Creating Comics
Author: Juan Calle,William Potter
Release: 2019-10-18
Editor: Arcturus Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781838578916
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Packed with professional tips, insider techniques, and clear, step-by-step instructions, this book is your must-have guide to telling action-packed comic stories. • Learn how to write, draw, ink, and bring to life comic scenes in easy-to-follow steps. • Create your own awesome cast of comic book characters, from charismatic heroes to monstrous villains and sinister criminal masterminds. • Harness advanced techniques such as dramatic use of perspective, engaging dialogue, and dynamic panel progressions.

MAKING COMICS The MickMacks Meatbucket Way

MAKING COMICS  The MickMacks Meatbucket Way
Author: Jarrod Elvin
Release: 2013-02-19
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 53
ISBN: 9781300757856
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

If you like comic books and are interested in starting out to make your own, but never quite knew how to go about it, then this book is for you! MAKING COMICS; The MickMacks Meatbucket way is a compilation of the lesson handouts from MickMacks Meatbucket comic school, started by Jarrod Elvin in 2012. it takes you through each aspect of creating your own independent black and white comic books from scratch, from pre production to self publishing and everything in between!.

Drawing Cutting Edge Comics

Drawing Cutting Edge Comics
Author: Christopher Hart
Release: 2001
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0823023974
Language: en
Available for:

DESCRIPTION BOOK:

Covers basic anatomy and how to modify images for a more dramatic look, discusses inking and coloring techniques, compares comic book illustrations to animation, and offers advice for getting into the industry.