Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel: Everything You Need to Know to Create Great Work and Get It Published

Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel: Everything You Need to Know to Create Great Work and Get It Published

by Daniel Cooney
     
 

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Graphic novels are big business nowadays, and creating a well-executed graphic novel can be a big step to a rewarding career. This brand-new book gives detailed instruction in all aspects of graphic novel composition--creating characters and plots, and transforming them into dynamic illustrations that tell an interesting story. The introduction describes uses of

Overview


Graphic novels are big business nowadays, and creating a well-executed graphic novel can be a big step to a rewarding career. This brand-new book gives detailed instruction in all aspects of graphic novel composition--creating characters and plots, and transforming them into dynamic illustrations that tell an interesting story. The introduction describes uses of tools of the trade, from drawing pencils, inks, and paper to word processing and Adobe Photoshop software. Chapters that follow instruct in--

  • The language of comics and graphic novels
  • Establishing characters and story structure
  • Scripting the story
  • Illustrating the story, from sketches to finished art
  • Selling the finished product
    Instruction includes how-to techniques for creating layouts, panels, captions, dialogue, panel transitions, and angles of view. Exercises demonstrate the essential mechanics of drawing, from figures, backgrounds, and perspectives, to inking, coloring, and digital rendering. The text is supplemented with more than 400 how-to color illustrations.

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780764146299
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    04/01/2011
    Pages:
    160
    Sales rank:
    1,228,444
    Product dimensions:
    8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

    Meet the Author


    Daniel Cooney is an experienced comics writer, illustrator, and teacher. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and son, and teaches writing and illustrating comics at the Academy of Art University.

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