Understanding Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006097625X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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Praised throughout the cartoon industry by such luminaries as Art Spiegelman, Matt Groening, and Will Eisner, this innovative comic book provides a detailed look at the history, meaning, and art of comics and cartooning.

Understanding Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781435242845

Category: Art

Page: 215

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Traces the 3,000 year history of storytelling through pictures, discussing the language and images used.

Understanding Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 215

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Traces the 3,000 year history of storytelling through pictures, discussing the language and images used.

Reinventing Comics

How Imagination and Technology Are Revolutionizing an Art Form

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060953500

Category: Art

Page: 256

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In 1993, Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture with the acclaimed international hit Understanding Comics, a massive comic book that explored the inner workings of the worlds most misunderstood art form. Now, McCloud takes comics to te next leavle, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are created, read, and preceived today, and how they're poised to conquer the new millennium. Part One of this fascinating and in-depth book includes: The life of comics as an art form and as literture The battle for creators' rights Reinventing the business of comics The volatile and shifting public percptions of comics Sexual and ethnic representation on comics Then in Part Two, McCloud paints a brethtaling picture of comics' digital revolutions, including: The intricacies of digital production The exploding world of online delivery The ultimate challenges of the infinite digital canvas

Making Comics

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062045849

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

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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.

Perspective! for Comic Book Artists

How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork

Author: David Chelsea

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823005674

Category: Art

Page: 176

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Teaches comic book artists about artistic perspective, covering one, two, and three-point perspective, using circles, drawing the human figure, and explaining the horizon and vanishing point

Comics

A Global History, 1968 to the Present

Author: Dan Mazur,Alexander Danner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500290965

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 319

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Chronicles the development of comics from around the world over the last five decades, discussing artists, styles, and types of comics produced.

Studying Comics and Graphic Novels

Author: Karin Kukkonen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118499913

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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This introduction to studying comics and graphic novels is a structured guide to a popular topic. It deploys new cognitive methods of textual analysis and features activities and exercises throughout. Deploys novel cognitive approaches to analyze the importance of psychological and physical aspects of reader experience Carefully structured to build a sequenced, rounded introduction to the subject Includes study activities, writing exercises, and essay topics throughout Dedicated chapters cover popular sub-genres such as autobiography and literary adaptation

Zot!

The Complete Black and White Collection: 1987-1991

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061537276

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 576

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Long before manga took the American comics market by storm, Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Making Comics) combined the best ideas from manga, alternative comics, and superheroes into Zot!—a frenetic and innovative exploration of comics' potential that helped set the stage for McCloud's later groundbreaking theoretical work. Zachary T. Paleozogt lives in "the far-flung future of 1965," a utopian Earth of world peace, robot butlers, and flying cars. Jenny Weaver lives in an imperfect world of disappointment and broken promises—the Earth we live in. Stepping across the portals to each other's worlds, Zot and Jenny's lives will never be the same again. Now, for the first time since its original publication more than twenty years ago, every one of McCloud's pages from the black and white series has been collected in this must-have commemorative edition for aficionados to treasure and new fans to discover. Includes never-before-seen artwork and extensive commentary by Scott McCloud

Comics & Sequential Art

Author: Will Eisner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780961472818

Category: Humor

Page: 164

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The author discusses his ideas and theories and provides instructions on the art of graphic storytelling.

The Art of Comics

A Philosophical Approach

Author: Aaron Meskin,Roy T. Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444334646

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 213

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The Art of Comics is the first-ever collection of essays published in English devoted to the philosophical topics raised by comics and graphic novels. In an area of growing philosophical interest, this volume constitutes a great leap forward in the development of this fast expanding field, and makes a powerful contribution to the philosophy of art. The first-ever anthology to address the philosophical issues raised by the art of comics Provides an extensive and thorough introduction to the field, and to comics more generally Responds to the increasing philosophical interest in comic art Includes a preface by the renowned comics author Warren Ellis Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the book carries a stunning cover by the rising young comics star David Heatley

Comics, comix & graphic novels

a history of comic art

Author: Roger Sabin

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 240

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For many years, those interested in the history of the art of comics--from scholars to fans--had very few options. The available books were either filled with glaring errors or far too limited in their scope. Along comes Roger Sabin and his near-definitive history. The best thing about this book is that it begins with a strong foundation--that comics is a separate and unique artistic medium--and goes on to leave practically no stone unturned, from mainstream superheroes to underground work to Japanese manga to the new alternatives to the strong European tradition. There's even an entire chapter on comics by and aimed toward women, hopefully dispelling the myth that comics are just for boys.

Comics Versus Art

Author: Bart Beaty

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442696273

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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On the surface, the relationship between comics and the ‘high’ arts once seemed simple; comic books and strips could be mined for inspiration, but were not themselves considered legitimate art objects. Though this traditional distinction has begun to erode, the worlds of comics and art continue to occupy vastly different social spaces. Comics Versus Art examines the relationship between comics and the most important institutions of the art world; including museums, auction houses, and the art press. Bart Beaty's analysis centres around two questions: why were comics excluded from the history of art for most of the twentieth century, and what does it mean that comics production is now more closely aligned with the art world? Approaching this relationship for the first time through the lens of the sociology of culture, Beaty advances a completely novel approach to the comics form.


How to Draw Noir Comics

The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling

Author: Shawn Martinbrough

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0823024067

Category: Art

Page: 144

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Describes the techniques needed to draw noir comics such as creating mood, staging action, working with a script, characters, and lightning.

The Sculptor

Author: Scott McCloud

Publisher: First Second

ISBN: 1466887281

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 496

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David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn't making it any easier! This is a story of desire taken to the edge of reason and beyond; of the frantic, clumsy dance steps of young love; and a gorgeous, street-level portrait of the world's greatest city. It's about the small, warm, human moments of everyday life...and the great surging forces that lie just under the surface. Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work; now he vaults into great fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work.

Unflattening

Author: Nick Sousanis

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674744438

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 193

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The primacy of words over images has deep roots in Western culture. But what if the two are inextricably linked in meaning-making? In this experiment in visual thinking, drawn in comics, Nick Sousanis defies conventional discourse to offer readers a stunning work of graphic art and a serious inquiry into the ways humans construct knowledge.

Comics Art

Author: Paul Gravett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849760560

Category: Comic books, strips, etc

Page: 144

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Comics are a uniquely autonomous art form, one that has its own rich traditions that have given rise to a remarkably vibrant contemporary scene. In this richly illustrated book, Paul Gravett traces the history of comics from the late 19th century right through to the huge current interest in manga and graphic novels and the explosion of comics on the Internet.

Foundations in Comic Book Art

SCAD Creative Essentials (Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Sequential Artists)

Author: John Paul Lowe

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0804137137

Category: Art

Page: 160

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A comprehensive guide to creating and developing comic book and graphic novel art, from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), one of the world's leaders in sequential arts instruction. John Lowe, Dean of the School of Communication Arts at SCAD, presents an in-depth primer on the tools and techniques used by top sequential artists to crate comic books, graphic novels, and other sequential art forms. Based on SCAD's world-famous sequential arts curriculum with examples of professional comic book art from their faculty and alumni, the book uses detailed instruction and step-by-step examples to teach key artistic methods like sketching, thumbnailing, reference gathering, and using production/digital design methods. This book covers all the materials and methods aspiring artists need to master to make it as sequential artists.

Comics and Graphic Novels

Author: Richard Spilsbury

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781403482860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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This book looks at the exciting world of comics and graphic novels. This book will help students discover and understand the world of story-telling art and inspire them to create their own art.