In a voice that mixes dry humor and clear, concise instruction, McCloud's cartoon narrator shows readers how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalist way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once-underappreciated art form.
- ISBN-13: 9780060780944
- ISBN-10: 0060780940
- Publisher: William Morrow & Company
- Publish Date: September 2006
- Dimensions: 10.1 x 6.7 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds
- Page Count: 272
Do it yourself
Everyone has a compelling life story; there's no such thing as a boring childhood. If you're inspired by these graphic-novel memoirs, why not try creating your own? Making Comics by Scott McCloudauthor of the groundbreaking Understanding Comicsexplains in step-by-step chapters how and why comics work to illustrate a story, and how the reader can use them to tell their own. There are tips on just about every aspect of creating a comic book, from how facial muscles work to how to make the most of a text bubble to what certain postures can tell readers about a character's mood. It's a handy guide for both aspiring artists and those who simply enjoy reading graphic novels.