Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist

Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist

by Will Eisner
     
 

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"There isn't a comics artists alive who hasn't benefited from Will Eisner's masterful work and formidable wisdom."—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
In Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, Will Eisner—one of the most influential comic artists of the twentieth century—lays out the fundamentals of storytelling and their application in

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"There isn't a comics artists alive who hasn't benefited from Will Eisner's masterful work and formidable wisdom."—Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics
In Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, Will Eisner—one of the most influential comic artists of the twentieth century—lays out the fundamentals of storytelling and their application in the comic book and graphic novel. In a work that will prove invaluable for comic artists and filmmakers, Eisner reveals how to construct a story and the basics of crafting a visual narrative. Filled with examples from Eisner's work as well as that of artists like Art Spiegelman and R. Crumb, this essential work covers everything from the fine points of graphic storytelling to the big picture of the medium, including how to:
Combine words and images into seamless storytelling.Wield images like narrative tools.Master different types of comic book stories.Write and illustrate effective dialogue.Develop ideas that can be turned into dynamic stories.

Editorial Reviews

Jeff Smith
“Indispensable techniques from the mind of the master cartoonist who developed them.”
Judd Winick
“Will Eisner is the father of the medium—a living legend who started it all. I am continually in awe. He makes me proud to be a cartoonist.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393331271
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Series:
Will Eisner Instructional Books Series
Pages:
164
Sales rank:
246,677
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917–2005) created The Spirit as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential drawing textbooks. The comic industry’s top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.

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