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Words for Pictures

Words for Pictures Author Brian Michael Bendis
ISBN-10 9780770434366
Release 2014-07-22
Pages 224
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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.



Words for Pictures

Words for Pictures Author Brian Michael Bendis
ISBN-10 0770434355
Release 2014
Pages 209
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This invaluable resource deals with the subtleties of human emotion conveyed by facial expressions. The images focus on the action of muscles in three key areas of the face - forehead and brows, the eyes and the mouth and chin.



Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel

Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel Author Dan Cooney
ISBN-10 0764146297
Release 2011
Pages 160
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Presents guidance for creating graphic novels, beginning with establishing characters and continuing through storytelling, drawing technique, composition, inking, coloring, lettering, and strategies for getting the finished product published.



Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels with Peter David

Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels with Peter David Author Peter David
ISBN-10 9781600616877
Release 2009-08-13
Pages 192
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New content to the book includes ten brand-new pages of specific questions from aspiring fans that read the first edition, covering a range of current and updated topics.



Summary

Summary Author The Jewmanberg
ISBN-10 1984019597
Release 2018-01-19
Pages 32
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BUSY HUMAN'S SALES PITCH You are a busy human. You don't have time to read piles of books, think about the best way to understand them, and write (possibly) the most awesome notes on the planet. Luckily for you, I don't really have much going on in my life, so here we are. In this volume, I provide you, my dear reader, with a simple and entertaining summary of Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels by Brian Michael Bendis. There are lots of books on writing, but few were written by an author at the top of his field. This book is especially useful for aspiring comics professionals, and I've added just enough humor to keep you entertained throughout the journey. I hope you'll enjoy the ride. Thanks for reading, you busy human! The Mighty Jewmanberg



Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures Author Jessica Abel
ISBN-10 9781596431317
Release 2008-06-10
Pages 282
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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.



Writing for Comics with Peter David

Writing for Comics with Peter David Author Peter David
ISBN-10 1581807309
Release 2006-06-23
Pages 176
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"With humor and authority, Peter tells it like it is--from the essentials of character development, plot and pacing--right down to the nitty-gritties of fight scenes, sound effects and the fine art of the word balloon. You'll learn where to look for original ideas and how to develop them into powerful and publishable scripts. Illustrations from all the major comics publishers show the process of comic-book creation, from scripting to inking, and industry bigwigs offer advice on breaking in"--Page 4 of cover.



Graphic Storytelling

Graphic Storytelling Author Will Eisner
ISBN-10 0961472820
Release 1996
Pages 164
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Examines the fundamentals of storytelling in comic book style and offers advice on story construction and visual narratives.



Making Comics

Making Comics Author Scott McCloud
ISBN-10 9780062045843
Release 2011-10-18
Pages 272
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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. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.



Economix

Economix Author Michael Goodwin
ISBN-10 9781613123690
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 304
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New York Times bestseller Stimulus plans: good or bad? Free markets: How free are they? Jobs: Can we afford them? Occupy Wall Street . . . worldwide! Everybody’s talking about the economy, but how can we, the people, understand what Wall Street or Washington knows—or say they know? Read Economix. With clear, witty writing and quirky, accessible art, this important and timely graphic novel transforms “the dismal science” of economics into a fun, fact-filled story about human nature and our attempts to make the most of what we’ve got . . . and sometimes what our neighbors have got. Economix explains it all, from the beginning of Western economic thought, to markets free and otherwise, to economic failures, successes, limitations, and future possibilities. It’s the essential, accessible guide to understanding the economy and economic practices. A must-read for every citizen and every voter. PRAISE FOR ECONOMIX “Goodwin brilliantly contextualizes economic theories with historical narrative, while Burr’s simple but elegant illustration employs classical techniques like caricaturing politicians and symbolizing big businesses (as a gleeful factory) to help the reader visualize difficult concepts.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[Economix] brings a lively visual sensibility to this intensely abstruse subject matter without condescending to the reader or dumbing the ideas down.” —MotherJones.com “Flat-out awesome!” —Wired.com “This witty and elegant volume takes on a number of complex issues—in this case, economics, history and finance—and makes them comprehensible for mere mortals.” —Miami Herald “After reading Economix I felt like I understood many fundamental aspects about the way the world works that I had been too lazy to learn about before . . . Economix is a book I’m going to buy and give to people.” —Boing Boing “Having never taken economics in college, I find the world of high finance needlessly complicated and confusing. Thankfully Michael Goodwin saw the need for a basic primary on how the economy currently works and how we got here. A text like this would certainly help high school and college students gain their first taste of financial literacy and it comes recommended for the rest of us.” —ComicMix.com “Just when the world seems to have fallen apart thanks to the economy, Goodwin and Burr’s Economix comes along to give us some understanding of the immense, yet still ‘delicate machine’ that controls our world so that we can be the rulers with our votes and not the uninformed (or disinformed) ruled.” —BigThink.com “Michael Goodwin hasn’t just written a great graphic novel—he’s written one that should be required for every school, newsroom and library in the United States.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune “It’s simply phenomenal. You could read ten books on the subject and not glean as much information.” — David Bach founder of FinishRich Media; author of nine New York Times bestsellers, including Debt Free for Life and The Automatic Millionaire “Goodwin has done the seemingly impossible—he has made economics comprehensible and funny.” — Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power “An amazing lesson in true-world economics! Delightfully presented, powerful, insightful, and important information! What a fun way to fathom a deep and often dark subject!” — John Perkins, author of Hoodwinked and the New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man “Smart, insightful, clear, and as close to the truth as economics can get. The bonus: Who would have guessed that economics could be fun, and—here's the joy—really accessible? Goodwin roots us in history and fills us with common sense understanding. As he puts it early on, economics seems horribly complicated mostly because we're looking at it all at once. Broken down into its component pieces, it's relatively easy to understand. And a good understanding of economics is critical to maneuvering in the world today. If I were compiling a list of the 100 most important books you can read in a lifetime, this would be on it.” —Stephen Petranek, editor-in-chief, Weider History magazines, former editor-in-chief of Discover magazine “Through a potent mix of comics and punchy, concise, accessible prose, Goodwin takes us on a provocative, exhaustively researched, and exceedingly engaging trip through our history and present day, creating an alternately hilarious and scary picture of where we are today as an economy— and what it all means. More than that, Goodwin makes the arcane, understandable. If your mind either spins or slumbers at the thought of economics, read Goodwin's Economix and all will become clear. —Nomi Prins, author of It Takes a Pillage: An Epic Tale of Power, Deceit, and Untold Trillions “Economix is a lively, cheerfully opinionated romp through the historical and intellectual foundations of our current economy and our current economic problems. Goodwin has a knack for distilling complex ideas and events in ways that invite the reader to follow the big picture without losing track of what actually happened. Any reader wondering how our economy got to where it is today will find this a refreshing overview.” —Timothy W. Guinnane, Philip Golden Bartlett Professor of Economic History, Yale University



Make Comics Like the Pros

Make Comics Like the Pros Author Greg Pak
ISBN-10 9780385344517
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 160
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A step-by-step guide to all aspects of comic book creation--from conceptualization to early drafts to marketing and promotion--written by two of the industry's most seasoned and successful pros. Discover the Secrets of Your Favorite Comic Book Creators Do you want to break into the comics industry? There are many creative roles available—writer, penciller, inker, colorist, letterer, editor, and more. Each creator serves a vital function in the production of sequential art at companies such as DC, Marvel, Image, and Valiant. In Make Comics Like the Pros, veteran comics creators Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente team up with a who’s who of the modern comic book scene to lead you step-by-step through the development of a comic. With these two fan-favorite writers as your guides, you’ll learn everything from script formatting to the importance of artistic collaboration to the best strategies for promoting and selling your own sequential art masterpiece. Pak and Van Lente even put their lessons into practice inside the pages of the book—pairing with Eisner Award–winning cartoonist Colleen Coover (Bandette) to produce the swashbuckling, adventure comic Swordmaids, and giving you front row seats to their creative process. Make Comics Like the Pros provides all the answers you’ve been seeking to take your comic book–making dreams all the way to professional-level reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Understanding Comics

Understanding Comics Author Scott McCloud
ISBN-10 143524284X
Release 2008
Pages 215
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Traces the 3,000 year history of storytelling through pictures, discussing the language and images used.



The Complete Guide to Self Publishing Comics

The Complete Guide to Self Publishing Comics Author Comfort Love
ISBN-10 9780804137812
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 240
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Take Control of Your Comics-Making Destiny Creating your own comic is easier than ever before. With advances in technology, the increased connectivity of social media, and the ever-increasing popularity of the comics medium, successful DIY comics publishing is within your reach. With The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics, creators/instructors Comfort Love and Adam Withers provide a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, perfect for any aspiring comics creator. This unprecedented, in-depth coverage gives you expert analysis on each step—writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. Along the way, luminaries in the fields of comics, manga, and webcomics—like Mark Waid, Adam Warren, Scott Kurtz, and Jill Thompson—lend a hand, providing “Pro Tips” on essential topics for achieving your comics-making dreams. With the insights and expertise contained within these pages, you’ll have everything you need and no excuses left: It’s time to make your comics! From the Trade Paperback edition.



Mastering Comics

Mastering Comics Author Jessica Abel
ISBN-10 1596436174
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 336
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A new course of material to accompany First Second’s widely acclaimed 2008 comics textbook. In their hotly anticipated follow-up to 2008’s comics textbook Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, School of Visual Arts cartooning professors Matt Madden and Jessica Abel bring their expertise to bear on the “second semester” of a course of study for the budding cartoonist. Covering advanced topics such as story composition, coloring, and file formatting, Mastering Comics is a vital companion to the introductory content of the first volume.



Wordless Books

Wordless Books Author David A. Beronä
ISBN-10 0810994690
Release 2008-05-01
Pages 272
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Presents a collection of black and white woodcut art that documents the influential precursors to the modern graphics, examining the history of the books, the art, and the influence of pioneers like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Otto Nückel, William Gropper, Milt Gross, and Laurence Hyde, among others.



Cartooning

Cartooning Author Ivan Brunetti
ISBN-10 9780300172591
Release 2011
Pages 89
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Provides lessons on the art of cartooning along with information on terminology, tools, techniques, and theory.



Comics Art

Comics Art Author Paul Gravett
ISBN-10 184976056X
Release 2013
Pages 144
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Comics are a uniquely autonomous art form, one that has its own rich traditions that have given rise to a remarkably vibrant contemporary scene. In this richly illustrated book, Paul Gravett traces the history of comics from the late 19th century right through to the huge current interest in manga and graphic novels and the explosion of comics on the Internet.