May 30, 2014

How to write a graphic novel

Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics
by Brian McLachlan

Comics are a unique form of storytelling. What makes them unique and how you can tell a story in a comic book format is the basis of McLachlan's comprehensive book. He introduces readers to the different styles, genres, and formats of comics and demonstrates how each presentation is used to tell a particular story. He then discusses how to add detail, metaphor, allusion, sound effects, and more. Each chapter ends with creative do-it-yourself exercises for readers to practice and hone their visual vocabulary. 

An excellent instruction book for beginner and advanced cartoonists. 

Highly recommended.

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