Graphic Novels Beyond the Basics

Author: Martha Cornog
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 9781591584780
Format: PDF, Docs
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Presents librarians with an introduction to graphic novels, describing such different categories as manga, superhero comics, and graphic nonfiction and explaining how to incorporate the genre in the collection development, purchasing, and cataloging policies of the library.

Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel

Author: Dan Cooney
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 9780764146299
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents guidance for creating graphic novels, beginning with establishing characters and continuing through storytelling, drawing technique, composition, inking, coloring, lettering, and strategies for getting the finished product published.

The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels

Author: Dan Cooney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780857621030
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced artists. Covers all essential elements of making sequential art, including concept and composition, characters and backgrounds, expressions, emotion, atmosphere and action. This book gives

Mangatopia

Author: Timothy Perper
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1591589088
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Within the last decade, anime and manga have become extremely popular in the United States. Mangatopia: Essays on Manga and Anime in the Modern World provides a sophisticated anthology of varied commentary from authors well-versed in both formats. These essays provide insights unavailable on the Internet, giving the interested general reader in-depth information well beyond the basic, "Japanese Comics 101" level, and providing those who teach and write about manga and anime valuable knowledge to further expand their expertise. The topics addressed range widely across various artists and art styles, media methodology and theory, reception of manga and anime in different cultural markets, and fan behavior. Specific subjects covered include sexually explicit manga drawn and read by women; the roots of manga in Japanese and world film; the complexity of fan activities, including "cosplay," fan-drawn manga, and fans' highly specific predilections; right-wing manga; and manga about Hiroshima and despair following World War II. The book closes with an examination of the international appeal of manga and anime.

Improving Your Storytelling

Author: Doug Lipman
Publisher: august house
ISBN: 9780874835304
Format: PDF
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Discusses methods of storytelling, and encourages the storyteller to think on their feet, by using facial expressions, voice control, timing, hand movements, style, imagery, and other details that enhance a tale-telling session

Drawn to Sex

Author: Erika Moen
Publisher: Limerence Press
ISBN: 9781620105443
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The first volume in a planned, 3-volume, sex-education series. Erika and Matthew are ready to talk about sex! Have you ever had a question about sex, but didn't know who to ask? Well, Erika and Matthew have spent years learning, talking, and creating informative comics about all aspects of sex. Using comics, jokes, and frank communication, they're here to demystify the world of sex and answer your questions—including ones you might not even know you had! In this first book of the Drawn to Sex series, they explore the practical side of sex, from the basics of what defines sex, to barriers and testing, masturbation, and the ins-and-outs of having sex with other people. Pick up this fun book if you’re looking to learn something new, understand sexuality better, or know someone (maybe you!) who might benefit from some judgment-free education. Erika and Matthew are here to help you out

How to Draw Great Looking Comic Book Women

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823023943
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Curvaceous Women, a top subject sought by comic book publishers, are the focus of this eye-popping instructional that shows aspiring cartoonists exactly how to master drawing a bevy of fabulous females. From basic anatomy, musculature, body positions, and action poses to facial expressions, hairstyles, and costumes, this truly invaluable and unique resource covers in great detail every aspect of depicting great-looking women for comic books. The book also shows how to handle perspective and compose art specifically for comic book panels. In addition to chapters offering effective drawing lessons are sections on tricks of the trade, lists of comic book publishers and their submissions addresses, and interviews with industry professionals Bobby Chase of Marvel Comics and Renae Geerlings of Top Cow, who provide insiders’ views of the business and give tips on how newcomers can land their first jobs in the field. Contributing illustrators have penciled and inked such famous characters as the X-Men, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Catwoman, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Captain America, and many others.

Making Comics

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062045849
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Draw Your Own Manga

Author: Haruno Nagatomo
Publisher: Kodansha
ISBN: 9781568365022
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now that I've got the hang of the basic techniques, how can I improve my style? Color manga looks really cool, but I don't know what materials I need or how to use them! The Draw Your Own Manga team is back to help your take your manga to the next stage. Draw Your Own Manga: Beyond the Basics expands on some of the techniques explained in this first book, All the Basics, and introduces some new ways in which you can add personality and style to your manga. * How to distinguish between male and female characters of all ages with physical features, facial expressions, and clothing. * How to enhance your manga with a range of special effects, from flashes to sound effects. * How to draw indoor and outdoor backgrounds from different perspectives, and how to use screen tone and ink to depict daytime and night scenes. * How to use various types of color ink, markers, and airbrushes to create stunning manga in color. Draw Your Own Manga: Beyond the Basics also features an interview with the famous sports manga artist Shinji Mizushima, who talks about what it takes to create great manga. The name Shinji Mizushima is synonymous with baseball manga. He is the creator of such popular, long-running series as Dokaben, Mr. Abu, and Poem of the Baseball Craze.

The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics

Author: Grady Klein
Publisher: Hill and Wang
ISBN: 9780809033669
Format: PDF
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The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is the most imaginative and accessible introductory statistics course you'll ever take. Employing an irresistible cast of dragon-riding Vikings, lizard-throwing giants, and feuding aliens, the renowned illustrator Grady Klein and the award-winning statistician Alan Dabney teach you how to collect reliable data, make confident statements based on limited information, and judge the usefulness of polls and the other numbers that you're bombarded with every day. If you want to go beyond the basics, they've created the ultimate resource: "The Math Cave," where they reveal the more advanced formulas and concepts. Timely, authoritative, and hilarious, The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics is an essential guide for anyone who wants to better navigate our data-driven world.