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Making Comics Storytelling Secrets of Comics Manga and Graphic NovelsMagnificent The best how to manual ever published Kevin Kelly Cool ToolsScott 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 twel I've always wondered why the master of explaining comics has never achieved the status of master of creating comics Scott McCloud admits as much in the first few pages of Making Comics and I assumed for most of the book that it's a case of those who can't do teach If he had the innate ability to put great ideas on paper maybe he wouldn't have the time or the ability to analyze comics so well Towards the end though McCloud mentions another factor that may be holding him back when he describes the four comics camps classicists animists formalists and iconoclasts I'll confess to the sins of the formalist understanding of experimentation with and loyalty to the comics form I can point to any number of comics that I've drawn in which experimental ideas were pretty much their only virture Anybody calling such comics 'dry' 'academic' or 'unreadable' won't get much resistance from me But formalists like me can screw up badly when we try to tell a story straight We keep getting distracted by all the formal possibilities along the way and wind up with a stiff fill in the blanks comic where individual panels are just bored excuses to get to the next big idea It's hard to just tell a story straight when there are so many possibilities in the air While McCloud wants to give the formalist camp as much importance as the classicists and animists it's hard for me to believe that you can create compelling comics that people want to read and be invested in by focusing on the form instead of the contentIn theory this book helps comic book writers but I feel like it is much geared toward artists Even though I have no artistic talent and therefore no chance of trying out anything McCloud suggests in this book it was still a worthwhile read

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kindle ¿ Making Comics Storytelling Secrets of Comics Manga and Graphic Novels Paperback · horticulturetrader ↠ [BOOKS] ⚦ Making Comics Storytelling Secrets of Comics Manga and Graphic Novels Author Scott McCloud – Horticulturetrader.co.uk MagnificVe 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 I picked up this book because as a student of animation I believe firmly that knowing how comics work and what makes them work is essential to being able to make a good animated film or series After all animation as we know it was born of comics What I discovered in this book was not just a guide to making great comics but to telling great storiesIn Making Comics McCloud lays down the fundamentals of storytelling through text and pictures everything from character design to world building to formatting of text and word balloons It's basically a crash course in comic book authorship from a master But in breaking down how to make great comics the author also teaches the reader how to make great visual art and tell a great story Many of the lessons contained in this book as well as Understanding Comics can be applied to all forms of storytelling media from animation to live action film and television to literatureSo if you are an artist or storyteller of any kind I seriously recommend this book No matter what style you write or draw in no matter what your genre no matter what your medium this book holds valuable lessons for all creators and storytellers

Scott McCloud ☆ Making Comics Storytelling Secrets of Comics Manga and Graphic Novels epub

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 Both comic book devotees and the uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art for I'm not going to make comics but I still find it interesting to read about storytelling Remember symmetry means lifeAll done If you liked Understanding Comics it's pretty much of the same Plus he references a ton of indie comics and they're indexed in the back He also has Reinventing Comics but that seems to be unpopular heh