Monday, August 06, 2007

Making Comics

Scott McCloud has written several books about the comics industry. This title is exceptional. McCloud is well-versed in comics history and has obviously put a great deal of thought into the format. This guide includes not only the basics of drawing, framing and so on, but also storytelling in comics form. Facets of comics like how the art style affects mood can elude those with even extensive knowledge of traditional literature. McCloud outlines the basic functions a panel can play, the six ways text and picture can interact and more. It’s a surprisingly erudite, yet accessible, read.


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