Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels by Scott McCloudMaking Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels by Scott McCloud

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels

byScott McCloud

Paperback | September 5, 2006

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"Magnificent! The best how-to manual ever published." Kevin Kelly, Cool Tools

Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.) And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon stand–in narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Both comic book devotees and the uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.

Scott McCloud has been writing, drawing, and examining comics since 1984. Winner of the Eisner and Harvey awards, his works have been translated into more than sixteen languages. Frank Miller (Sin City,300) called him "just about the smartest guy in comics." He lives with his family in southern California. His online comics and inventi...
Title:Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic NovelsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:272 pages, 10.25 × 6.75 × 0.63 inShipping dimensions:10.25 × 6.75 × 0.63 inPublished:September 5, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060780940

ISBN - 13:9780060780944


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Check it Out This book is a must read for anyone with the slightest interest in comics, however, it is not a book for the comic lover exclusively. pact full of both useful information for artists and writers, as well as endless helpings of interesting facts, not to mention humor peppered into the pages every now and then, this book is more then deserving of a 5 star rating. check it out, its an easy read that won't leave you disappointed
Date published: 2008-01-23

Editorial Reviews

“More than a how-to, the book goes beyond simple instruction, digging into the real dirt of creating comics.”