Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

“A gold mine of essential information for every aspiring comics artist. Highly recommended.” –Scott McCloud Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comic creation – for college classes or for independent study – that centers on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic. With chapters on lettering, story structure, and panel layout,

“A gold mine of essential information for every aspiring comics artist. Highly recommended.” –Scott McCloud

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comic creation – for college classes or for independent study – that centers on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic. With chapters on lettering, story structure, and panel layout, the fifteen lessons offered – each complete with homework, extra credit activities and supplementary reading suggestions – provide a solid introduction for people interested in making their own comics. Additional resources, lessons, and after-class help are available on the DW-WP website.

Learn to create your own comics with Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, a richly illustrated collection of 15 in-depth lessons that cover everything from crafting your story to lettering and laying out panels.

Take a Look Inside Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

Three Panels That Move Beyond the Grid

This page from Mike Mignola’s Hellboy is a beautiful example of creating rhythm and mood. Read more… In Blankets, Craig Thompson tells his story through dramatic and unexpected page layouts. Read more… In David B.’s Epileptic, the shape and orientation of the panel reinforce the storytelling. Read more…

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