Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics
Author: Scott McCloud
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780060976255
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Release: 1994-04-27
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.

Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics
Author: Scott McCloud
Pages: 215
ISBN: PSU:000045653001
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Release: 1999
Editor: Dc Comics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Comics Sequential Art

Comics   Sequential Art
Author: Will Eisner
Pages: 164
ISBN: 0961472812
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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.

What It Is

What It Is
Author: Lynda Barry
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781770465091
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Release: 2021-02-26
Editor: Drawn & Quarterly
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Deliciously drawn (with fragments of collage worked into each page), insightful and bubbling with delight in the process of artistic creation. A+" -Salon How do objects summon memories? What do real images feel like? For decades, these types of questions have permeated the pages of Lynda Barry's compositions, with words attracting pictures and conjuring places through a pen that first and foremost keeps on moving. What It Is demonstrates a tried-and-true creative method that is playful, powerful, and accessible to anyone with an inquisitive wish to write or to remember. Composed of completely new material, each page of Barry's first Drawn & Quarterly book is a full-color collage that is not only a gentle guide to this process but an invigorating example of exactly what it is: "The ordinary is extraordinary."

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.

Come Again

Come Again
Author: Nate Powell
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781684064854
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Release: 2018-07-11
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the sun sets on the 1970s, the spirit of the Love Generation still lingers among the aging hippies of one "intentional community" high in the Ozarks. But what's missing? Under impossibly close scrutiny, two families wrestle with long-repressed secrets... while deep within those Arkansas hills, something monstrous stirs, ready to feast on village whispers. National Book Award-winner Nate Powell returns with a haunting tale of intimacy, guilt, and collective amnesia.

With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy

With Great Power Comes Great Pedagogy
Author: Susan E. Kirtley,Antero Garcia,Peter E. Carlson
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781496826084
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Release: 2020-02-28
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contributions by Bart Beaty, Jenny Blenk, Ben Bolling, Peter E. Carlson, Johnathan Flowers, Antero Garcia, Dale Jacobs, Ebony Flowers Kalir, James Kelley, Susan E. Kirtley, Frederik Byrn Køhlert, John A. Lent, Leah Misemer, Johnny Parker II, Nick Sousanis, Aimee Valentine, and Benjamin J. Villarreal More and more educators are using comics in the classroom. As such, this edited volume sets out the stakes, definitions, and exemplars of recent comics pedagogy, from K-12 contexts to higher education instruction to ongoing communities of scholars working outside of the academy. Building upon interdisciplinary approaches to teaching comics and teaching with comics, this book brings together diverse voices to share key theories and research on comics pedagogy. By gathering scholars, creators, and educators across various fields and in K-12 as well as university settings, editors Susan E. Kirtley, Antero Garcia, and Peter E. Carlson significantly expand scholarship. This valuable resource offers both critical pieces and engaging interviews with key comics professionals who reflect on their own teaching experience and on considerations of the benefits of creating comics in education. Included are interviews with acclaimed comics writers Lynda Barry, Brian Michael Bendis, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and David Walker, as well as essays spanning from studying the use of superhero comics in the classroom to the ways comics can enrich and empower young readers. The inclusion of creators, scholars, and teachers leads to perspectives that make this volume unlike any other currently available. These voices echo the diverse needs of the many stakeholders invested in using comics in education today.

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.

Unflattening

Unflattening
Author: Nick Sousanis
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780674425644
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Release: 2015-03-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

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.

Comic Book History of Comics

Comic Book History of Comics
Author: Fred Van Lente
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781613774540
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Release: 2012-06-20
Editor: IDW Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For the first time ever, the inspiring, infuriating, and utterly insane story of comics, graphic novels, and manga is presented in comic book form! The award-winning Action Philosophers team of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey turn their irreverent-but-accurate eye to the stories of Jack Kirby, R. Crumb, Harvey Kurtzman, Alan Moore, Stan Lee, Will Eisner, Fredric Wertham, Roy Lichtenstein, Art Spiegelman, Herge, Osamu Tezuka - and more! Collects Comic Book Comics #1-6.

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 Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781501139246
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Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “If you’re looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. “Heartbreaking, yet beautiful” (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is “Tinseltown drama at its finest” (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it costs—to face the truth.

The Language of Comics Word and Image

The Language of Comics  Word and Image
Author: Robin Varnum,Christina T. Gibbons
Pages: 222
ISBN: 1604739037
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Release: 2001
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

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