Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Comic Book
Series: The Comic Books (#3)
A wonderful look at what goes into a comic, from perspective and line to story and style. I learned a lot and gained even more appreciation for an art form that I already respected.The ebook version is not recommended, however. I read an epub from my library using Overdrive on an iPad and the text...
Being rather new to the comics world (I only started reading them more steadily last year), I was eager to know more about the medium, and various online searches kept pointing to Understanding Comics - The Invisible Art (also by Scott McCloud) as a great starting point. Unfortunately, at the time I...