The Resource Making comics : storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels, Scott McCloud

Making comics : storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels, Scott McCloud

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Making comics : storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels
Title
Making comics
Title remainder
storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels
Statement of responsibility
Scott McCloud
Title variation
Storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every medium should be lucky enough to have a taxonomist as brilliant as McCloud. The follow-up to his pioneering Understanding Comics isn't really about how to draw comics: it's about how to make drawings become a story and how cartooning choices communicate meaning to readers. ("There are no rules," he says, "and here they are.") McCloud's cartoon analogue, now a little gray at the temples, walks us through a series of dazzlingly clear, witty explanations (in comics form) of character design, storytelling, words and their physical manifestation on the page, body language and other ideas cartoonists have to grapple with, with illustrative examples drawn from the history of the medium. If parts of his chapter on "Tools, Techniques and Technology" don't look like they'll age well, most of the rest of the book will be timelessly useful to aspiring cartoonists. McCloud likes to boil down complicated topics to a few neatly balanced principles; his claim that all facial expressions come from degrees and combinations of six universal basic emotions is weirdly reductive and unnerving, but it's also pretty convincing. And even the little ideas that he tosses off -- like classifying cartoonists into four types -- will be sparking productive arguments for years to come
Summary
Presents instructions for aspiring cartoonists on the art form's key techniques, sharing concise and accessible guidelines on such principles as capturing the human condition through words and images in a minimalist style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2006.
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2007
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165041
Cataloging source
NOV
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1960-
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McCloud, Scott
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mangas
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Cartooning
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
Target audience
adult
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storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels
Label
Making comics : storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels, Scott McCloud
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Writing with pictures -- Stories for humans -- The power of words -- World building -- Tools, techniques and technology -- Your place in comics -- Making comics
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780060780944
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Making comics : storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels, Scott McCloud
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Writing with pictures -- Stories for humans -- The power of words -- World building -- Tools, techniques and technology -- Your place in comics -- Making comics
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780060780944
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print

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