Mastering Comics: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Continued

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A new course of material to accompany First Second’s widely acclaimed 2008 comics textbook.

In their hotly anticipated follow-up to 2008’s comics textbook Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, School of Visual Arts cartooning professors Matt Madden and Jessica Abel bring their expertise to bear on the “second semester” of a course of study for the budding cartoonist.

Covering advanced topics such as story composition, coloring, and file ...

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Overview

A new course of material to accompany First Second’s widely acclaimed 2008 comics textbook.

In their hotly anticipated follow-up to 2008’s comics textbook Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, School of Visual Arts cartooning professors Matt Madden and Jessica Abel bring their expertise to bear on the “second semester” of a course of study for the budding cartoonist.

Covering advanced topics such as story composition, coloring, and file formatting, Mastering Comics is a vital companion to the introductory content of the first volume.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These two inclusive guides for cartoonists are set up as workbooks, covering principles and providing lessons and exercises that readers can work through. Drawing is suitable for beginners, while Mastering is aimed more at intermediate and experienced cartoonists. Both volumes could be used as college texts for courses on sequential art.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596436176
  • Publisher: First Second
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 593,907
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 11.94 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Abel

Husband and wife duo Matt Madden and Jessica Abel teach comics courses at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Mastering Comics brings together their most effective lessons. Abel and Madden are cartoonists in their own right. In their spare time, they edit the Best American Comics series.

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