Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics
Author: Scott McCloud
Pages: 215
ISBN: STANFORD:36105009192282
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Release: 1994-04-27
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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

Understanding Comics

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

Making Comics

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

Explanation of the 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.

Understanding Genres in Comics

Understanding Genres in Comics
Author: Nicolas Labarre
Pages: 157
ISBN: 9783030435547
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Release: 2020-04-09
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book offers a theoretical framework and numerous cases studies – from early comic books to contemporary graphic novels – to understand the uses of genres in comics. It begins with the assumption that genre is both frequently used and undertheorized in the medium. Drawing from existing genre theories, particularly in film studies, the book pays close attention to the cultural, commercial, and technological specificities of comics in order to ground its account of the dynamics of genre in the medium. While chronicling historical developments, including the way public discourses shaped the horror genre in comics in the 1950s and the genre-defining function of crossovers, the book also examines contemporary practices, such as the use of hashtags and their relations to genres in self-published online comics.

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: 1627652736
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Release: 1994
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Presented in comic strip form, explores the history, symbolism, technique and content of the comic strip genre.

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

The Power of Comics

The Power of Comics
Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780826429360
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Release: 2009-07-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers undergraduate students with an understanding of the comics medium and its communication potential. This book deals with comic books and graphic novels. It focuses on comic books because in their longer form they have the potential for complexity of expression.

Reinventing Comics

Reinventing Comics
Author: Scott McCloud
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780060953508
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Release: 2000-07-25
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the 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

Comics Sequential Art

Comics   Sequential Art
Author: Will Eisner
Pages: 164
ISBN: OCLC:988665668
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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.

The System of Comics

The System of Comics
Author: Thierry Groensteen
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781604736939
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Release: 2007
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition of Thierry Groensteen's "The System of Comics" makes available in English a groundbreaking work on comics by one of the medium's foremost scholars. In this book, originally published in France in 1999, Groensteen explains clearly the subtle, complex workings of the medium and its unique way of combining visual, verbal, spatial, and chronological expressions. The author explores the nineteenth-century pioneer Rodolphe Topffer, contemporary Japanese creators, George Herriman's "Krazy Kat," and modern American autobiographical comics. "The System of Comics" uses examples from a wide variety of countries including the United States, England, Japan, France, and Argentina. It describes and analyzes the properties and functions of speech and thought balloons, panels, strips, and pages to examine methodically and insightfully the medium's fundamental processes. From this, Groensteen develops his own coherent, overarching theory of comics, a "system" that both builds on existing studies of the "word and image" paradigm and adds innovative approaches of his own. Examining both meaning and appreciation, the book provides a wealth of ideas that will challenge the way scholars approach the study of comics. By emphasizing not simply "storytelling techniques" but also the qualities of the printed page and the reader's engagement, the book's approach is broadly applicable to all forms of interpreting this evolving art.

Words for Pictures

Words for Pictures
Author: Brian Michael Bendis
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780770434366
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Release: 2014-07-22
Editor: Watson-Guptill
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more. Arguably the most popular writer in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis shares the tools and techniques he uses to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel stories of all time. Words for Pictures provides a fantastic opportunity for readers to learn from a creator at the very top of his field. Bendis's step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.

Louis Riel

Louis Riel
Author: Chester Brown
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9781770460850
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Release: 2021-04-22
Editor: Drawn & Quarterly
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chester Brown reinvents the comic book medium to create the critically acclaimed historical biography Louis Riel. Brown won the Harvey Awards for best writing and best graphic novel for his compelling, meticulous, and dispassionate retelling of the charismatic, and perhaps insane, nineteenth-century Metis leader's life. Brown coolly documents with dramatic subtlety the violent rebellion on the Canadian prairie led by Riel, an embattled figure in Canadian history, regarded by some as a martyr who died in the name of freedom, while others consider him a treacherous murderer.

The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln

The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln
Author: Scott McCloud
Pages: 129
ISBN: UOM:39015064770632
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Release: 1998
Editor: Image Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"My first attempt at computer-generated artwork was, by any reasonable measure, a flop. Reaction broke down into two groups: Those who despised the book and thought that the cartoony artwork and the 3D cgi backgrounds worked badly together, and a smaller group who liked the book--and thought that the cartoony artwork and the 3D cgi backgrounds worked badly together. The story followed 10-year old Byron Johnson and his friend Marcie as they try to expose an imposter Abraham Lincoln before he can reclaim and "finish" his term as President of the United States. Halfway through, the real Abraham Lincoln is resurrected to help them, and then it turns out the whole thing was an alien plot and ... oh, nevermind ..."--Scottmccloud.com

Comic Book Nation

Comic Book Nation
Author: Bradford W. Wright
Pages: 344
ISBN: 0801874505
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Release: 2003-10-17
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Portrays the role of comic books in shaping American youth and pop culture, from Batman's struggles with corrupt politicians during the Depression to Iron Man's Cold War battles.

M C Escher

M  C  Escher
Author: Maurits Cornelis Escher
Pages: 76
ISBN: 3822858641
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Release: 2000
Editor: Taschen
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction and explanation of each print by the artist.

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music
Author: Daniel J. Levitin
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101218914
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Release: 2006-08-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between music—its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it—and the human brain. Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, he reveals: • How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world • Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre • That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise • How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

A Lowcountry Bride

A Lowcountry Bride
Author: Preslaysa Williams
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780063040304
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Release: 2021-06-01
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"I absolutely adore this book...love story begins slow—like a delicious lowcountry boil—but heats up to the perfect ending." --Kathleen Y’Barbo, bestselling author of The Black Midnight A heartwarming Avon debut of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings set in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. Maya Jackson has worked for Laura Whitcomb, Inc, a renowned New York City bridal gown brand for years and dreams of becoming Head Designer. She has the talent, she just needs a chance to showcase her unique style. Due to an illness, she’s always prioritized her career over her personal life until Maya’s father fractures his hip and she returns to Charleston, SC. While home for only a few months, she’s thrilled to find an opportunity at the local bridal gown boutique, never expecting sparks to fly with its owner... A military veteran and widowed father, Derek Sullivan hopes to save Always a Bride from bankruptcy in order to preserve the legacy of his family. He also wants to reconnect with his estranged, twelve-year-old daughter, who is still recovering from the loss of her mother. The last thing he needs is a relationship with a beautiful, smart, complicated woman who will be leaving soon. When Derek begins to fall for the lovely Maya, he knows there’s no future. But destiny has its own plans, and these two lonely people with big hearts discover that coming home to love is the best gift life can give.