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

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

by Brian McLachlan (Illustrator)

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Overview

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

From single-panel comics to full-blown graphic novels, there are dozens of ways to use comics to tell a story. And whether kids want to write or draw something funny or scary, long or short, made-up or true-to-life, cartoonist and author Brian McLachlan maintains there are just ten crucial things they need to know to get started. Using colloquial text, images, and examples, each chapter hones in on a different secret to creating great comics. Budding comic artists will learn how to make text and illustrations work together, how to give characters personality, how to choose the right tool for each project, and much more.

A worthy addition to the how-to comics canon, Draw Out the Story simplifies advanced concepts for younger readers, providing invaluable lessons and pointers for kids who want to learn to write and draw — and imagine — great stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771470032
Publisher: Owlkids Books
Publication date: 09/10/2013
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 217,898
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Brian McLachlan is a regular contributor to OWL Magazine , has numerous freelance clients, and is the comic artist behind the series Princess Planet. His sense of humor puts the "comic" back in "comic book." He lives in Toronto.

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