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Author Topic: Blog Review: Making Comics - How to communicate visually  (Read 5147 times)

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Blog Review: Making Comics - How to communicate visually
« on: October 09, 2006, 07:32:07 PM »
Nice blog post on what looks like a brilliant book for aspiring comic book authors:

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Magnificent! A work of genius. The best how-to manual ever published. I could keep piling on the superlatives because this book is simply a masterpiece. At one level, it is a comic book about how to make comics, and for that it is supreme; the best. It will walk you through every step of making a comic, including how to make them on the web, digitally, or in pen and ink. I've been working on a near-completed graphic novel, and every page has told me something important and spot on. With brilliant graphics, Scott McCloud combines the most profound insights from his two previous books, Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics. But in this book he raises your understanding of graphic communication further by making every lesson utterly practical and useful for both novice and expert. I can't imagine anyone ever doing a comic manual better.


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Re: Blog Review: Making Comics - How to communicate visually
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 11:23:41 PM »
Ah yes, definitely a classic. :)

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Re: Blog Review: Making Comics - How to communicate visually
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2006, 11:39:57 PM »
Looks like something to buy my daughter for giftmas.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Blog Review: Making Comics - How to communicate visually
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 01:40:17 AM »
i've seen the book highly recommended elsewhere. looks good.

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Re: Blog Review: Making Comics - How to communicate visually
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2006, 02:13:29 AM »
"Reinventing Comics" by Scott McCloud is quite an interesting read.  it's right above me at my desk now.

It's not the best comic in the world, b/c I felt he violate the #1 rule of visual media --> he narrates almost every frame.  However, he has a visual accompaniment to explain his thoughts on subjects, and he is quite a deep thinker.  A visionary.  A dreamer.

Yeah, I liked the book...  But it's a better read for the comic artist/writer/inventor than for anyone looking for entertaining diversion.