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Critically acclaimed comic book artist and renowned cartoon theorist Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics and Reinventing Comics) is back with yet another invaluable reference guide for budding cartoonists and comic book fans alike, the aptly titled Making Comics.
Structuring his book as a comic about the craft of making comics, McCloud explores the storytelling secrets of comics artists; from "Writing with Pictures" (how clarity, persuasion, and intensity can make or break a story line) and "Stories for Humans" (an in-depth examination of character design, facial expressions, and body language) to "Making Comics," which gives a concise history of the comics industry and speculates about cutting-edge trends in the genre, like manga-style comics and webcomics.
This 272-page guide is packed with a mother lode of comics-related insights and information. Aside from the aforementioned chapters, other sections analyze the power of words, tools, and techniques, as well as difficulties associated with world building. Also included is an extensive bibliography and suggested reading list. Making Comics will not only educate -- and encourage -- anyone considering a career in the field, it will captivate any comic book fan from the first page to the last. McCloud concludes with some inspirational words of wisdom: "No matter how many tons of ink we've spilled on it over the years comics itself has always been a blank page for each new hand that approaches." Paul Goat Allen