Comics and Sequential Art Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist Will Eisner Instructional Books

Comics and Sequential Art  Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist  Will Eisner Instructional Books
Author: Will Eisner
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9780393331264
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Release: 2008-08-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two classic drawing textbooks from an American comics pioneer, revised and enhanced for a new generation. Based on Will Eisner?s legendary course at New York?s School of Visual Arts, these guides have inspired generations of artists, students, teachers, and fans. In Comics and Sequential Art, Eisner reveals the basic building blocks and principles of comics, including imagery, the frame, and the application of time, space, and visual forms. Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative teaches how to control a story effectively using a broad array of techniques. With examples from Eisner?s own catalog and such masters as H. Foster, R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Milton Caniff, Al Capp, and George Herriman, these books distill the art of graphic storytelling into principles that every comic artist, writer, and filmmaker should know.

Comics Sequential Art

Comics   Sequential Art
Author: Will Eisner
Pages: 154
ISBN: LCCN:90047574
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Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Comics and Sequential Art Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist

Comics and Sequential Art  Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist
Author: Will Eisner
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780393346848
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Release: 2008-08-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

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"Comics and Sequential Art is a masterwork, the distillation of Will Eisner's genius to a clear and potent elixir."—Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Will Eisner is one of the twentieth century's great American artists, a man who pioneered the field of comic arts. Here, in his classic Comics and Sequential Art, he refines the art of graphic storytelling into clear, concise principles that every cartoonist, comic artist, writer, and filmmaker meeds to know. Adapted from Eisner's landmark course at New York's School of Visual Arts, Comics and Sequential Art is an essential text filled with invaluable theories and easy-to-use techniques. Eisner reveals here the fundamentals of graphic storytelling. He addresses dialogue, anatomy, framing, and many other important aspects of the art form. Fully updated and revised to reflect current practices and technology, including a section on digital media, this introduction to the art of comics is as valuable a guide as it was when first published.

Comics Sequential Art

Comics   Sequential Art
Author: Will Eisner
Pages: 164
ISBN: UCSD:31822030539811
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Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author discusses his ideas and theories and provides instructions on the art of graphic storytelling.

Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist

Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative  Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist
Author: Will Eisner
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780393346831
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Release: 2008-08-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The final volume of Will Eisner’s celebrated instructional trilogy explores the critical principle of body grammar in comics storytelling. Designed and outlined by Will Eisner before his death in 2005, this posthumous masterwork, the third and final book in the Will Eisner Instructional Series, finally reveals the secrets of Eisner’s own techniques and theories of movement, body mechanics, facial expressions, and posture: the key components of graphic storytelling. From his earliest comics, including the celebrated Spirit, to his pioneering graphic novels, Eisner understood that the proper use of anatomy is crucial to effective storytelling. His control over the mechanical and intuitive skills necessary for its application set him apart among comics artists, and his principles of body grammar have proven invaluable to legions of students in overcoming what is perhaps the most challenging aspect of creating comics. Buttressed by dozens of illustrations, which display Eisner’s mastery of expression, both subtle and overt, Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative will benefit comics fans, students, and teachers and is destined to become the essential primer on the craft.

DC Comics The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner

DC Comics  The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner
Author: Barbara Kesel,Amanda Conner,Chuck Dixon,Jai Nitz
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1401237401
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Release: 2012-11
Editor: Dc Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Collects selections of comic artwork from Amanda Conner, including stories featuring Power Girl, Batgirl, Black Canary, Spoiler, and Wonder Woman.

The Art of Comic Book Writing

The Art of Comic Book Writing
Author: Mark Kneece
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781607747512
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Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A practical guide for beginner and advanced comic book writers that outlines the steps needed to successfully craft a story for sequential art. With this latest book in the SCAD Creative Essentials series from the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, comics writer and instructor Mark Kneece gives aspiring comic book writers the essential tools they need to write scripts for sequential art with confidence and success. He provides a practical set of guidelines favored by many comic book publishers and uses a unique trial and error approach to show would-be scribes the potential pitfalls they might encounter when seeking a career in comics writing. Supported by examples of scripting from SCAD's students, faculty, and alumni,The Art of Comic Book Writing strips away the mysteries of this popular artform and provides real-world advice and easy-to-follow examples for those looking to write for the comics medium.

Graphic Storytelling

Graphic Storytelling
Author: Will Eisner
Pages: 164
ISBN: 0961472820
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the fundamentals of storytelling in comic book style and offers advice on story construction and visual narratives.

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom
Author: Carrye Kay Syma,Robert G. Weiner
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780786459131
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Release: 2013-06-10
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory.

Foundations in Comic Book Art

Foundations in Comic Book Art
Author: John Paul Lowe
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780804137133
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Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive guide to creating and developing comic book and graphic novel art, from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction. John Lowe, Dean of the School of Communication Arts at SCAD, presents an in-depth primer on the tools and techniques used by top sequential artists to crate comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art forms. Based on SCAD's world-famous sequential arts curriculum with examples of professional comic book art from their faculty and alumni, the book uses detailed instruction and step-by-step examples to teach key artistic methods like sketching, thumbnailing, reference gathering, and using production/digital design methods. This book covers all the materials and methods aspiring artists need to master to make it as sequential artists.

Comics Above Ground

Comics Above Ground
Author: Durwin S. Talon
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781893905313
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Release: 2004
Editor: TwoMorrows Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comics have had a tremendous effect on popular culture and are now being felt in other storytelling mediums. Assembled in Comics Above Ground are top comics professionals talking about their inspirations and training from the comics profession and its effects in -Mainstream Media, - including: Conceptual Illustration, Video Game Development, Children's Books, Novels, Design, Illustration, Video Game Animation, Motion Pictures and other media. Bruce Timm, Bernie Wrightson, Adam Hughes, Louise Simonson, Dave Dorman, Greg Rucka and other creators share their perspectives and their work in both comics and their -other professions.- This book also boasts career overviews, never before seen art, and interviews, as well as featuring the creators' favorite works in comics.

Foundations in Comic Book Art

Foundations in Comic Book Art
Author: John Paul Lowe
Pages: 147
ISBN: 9780770436964
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Release: 2014
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers an introduction to drawing creative comics, covering such topics as contour drawing, perspective, using photo reference, and adding digital patterns.

Data Driven Storytelling

Data Driven Storytelling
Author: Nathalie Henry Riche,Christophe Hurter,Nicholas Diakopoulos,Sheelagh Carpendale
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781315281551
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Release: 2018-03-28
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book presents an accessible introduction to data-driven storytelling. Resulting from unique discussions between data visualization researchers and data journalists, it offers an integrated definition of the topic, presents vivid examples and patterns for data storytelling, and calls out key challenges and new opportunities for researchers and practitioners.

Framed Ink

Framed Ink
Author: Marcos Mateu-Mestre
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0857681117
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Release: 2011
Editor: Titan Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Comic illustrations.

Panel Discussions

Panel Discussions
Author: Durwin S. Talon
Pages: 205
ISBN: 1893905144
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Release: 2007
Editor: TwoMorrows Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Panel Discussions is the combined knowledge of more than a dozen of the comic book industry's top storytellers, covering all aspects of the design of comics, from pacing, story flow, and word balloon placement, to using color to convey emotion, spotting blacks, and how gutters between panels affect the story! The struggle to tell a comics story visually requires more than a cool-looking image; it takes years of experience and a thorough understanding of the art form's visual vocabulary. Learn from the best, as Will Eisner, Scott Hampton, Mike Wieringo, Walter Simonson, Mike Mignola, Mark Schultz, David Mazzucchelli, Dick Giordano, Brian Stelfreeze, Mike Carlin, Chris Moeller, Mark Chiarello and others share hard-learned lessons about the design of comics, complete with hundreds of illustrated examples. When should you tilt or overlap a panel? How can sound effects enhance the story, and when do they distract from it? What are the best ways to divide up the page to convey motion, time, action, or quiet? If you're serious about creating effective, innovative comics, or just enjoying them from the creator's perspective, this in-depth guide is must-reading!

The Blacker the Ink

The Blacker the Ink
Author: Frances Gateward,John Jennings
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9780813572369
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Release: 2015-07-16
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When many think of comic books the first thing that comes to mind are caped crusaders and spandex-wearing super-heroes. Perhaps, inevitably, these images are of white men (and more rarely, women). It was not until the 1970s that African American superheroes such as Luke Cage, Blade, and others emerged. But as this exciting new collection reveals, these superhero comics are only one small component in a wealth of representations of black characters within comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels over the past century. The Blacker the Ink is the first book to explore not only the diverse range of black characters in comics, but also the multitude of ways that black artists, writers, and publishers have made a mark on the industry. Organized thematically into “panels” in tribute to sequential art published in the funny pages of newspapers, the fifteen original essays take us on a journey that reaches from the African American newspaper comics of the 1930s to the Francophone graphic novels of the 2000s. Even as it demonstrates the wide spectrum of images of African Americans in comics and sequential art, the collection also identifies common character types and themes running through everything from the strip The Boondocks to the graphic novel Nat Turner. Though it does not shy away from examining the legacy of racial stereotypes in comics and racial biases in the industry, The Blacker the Ink also offers inspiring stories of trailblazing African American artists and writers. Whether you are a diehard comic book fan or a casual reader of the funny pages, these essays will give you a new appreciation for how black characters and creators have brought a vibrant splash of color to the world of comics.

Perspective for Comic Book Artists

Perspective  for Comic Book Artists
Author: David Chelsea
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780823005673
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Release: 1997
Editor: Watson-Guptill Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teaches comic book artists about artistic perspective, covering one, two, and three-point perspective, using circles, drawing the human figure, and explaining the horizon and vanishing point

Masters of Comic Book Art

Masters of Comic Book Art
Author: P. R. Garriock
Pages: 123
ISBN: 0895450216
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Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Sculptor

The Sculptor
Author: Scott McCloud
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781466887282
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Release: 2015-02-03
Editor: First Second
Language: en

Explanation of the 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.

Understanding Comics

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

Explanation of the Book:

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