Drawing words & writing pictures : making comics : manga, graphic novels, and beyond / Jessica Abel & Matt Madden.

A course on comic creation--for college classes or for independent study--that centers on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic. With chapters on lettering, story structure, and panel layout, the fifteen lessons offered--each complete with homework, extra-credit activities and supp...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Abel, Jessica.
Other Authors: Madden, Matt.
Format: Book
Published: New York : First Second, 2008.
Edition:1st ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Building blocks
  • Every picture tells a story
  • The strip club
  • Bridging the gap
  • Penciling
  • Getting on the same page
  • Lettering
  • Inking the deal
  • Structuring story
  • Getting into character
  • Setting the stage
  • Constructing a world
  • Black gold
  • Comics in the age of mechanical reproduction
  • 24-hour comic
  • Appendix A : Supplies
  • Appendix B : Homework critiques
  • Appendix C : Story cards
  • Appendix D : Comic book book report
  • Appendix E : Making minicomics.