Get Graphic!: Using Storyboards to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, or Comic Strips

Get Graphic!: Using Storyboards to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, or Comic Strips

by Mark Thurman, Emily Hearn




A powerful technique for encouraging students to show action that peaks and resolves, storyboards free young writers to focus on language and build skills essential to highly visual media, where words, few but apt, must resonate. Get Graphic! dem­onstrates how to use storyboards in all stages of the creative process, from brainstorming ideas to using thumbnail sketches to develop, revise, and finalize stories. Step-by-step instructions on how to generate action-filled pages and streamlined plots, as well as suggestions for planning drawings and using collage, help students create their own personalized stories and books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551382524
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
Publication date: 05/10/2010
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 5 - 17 Years

About the Author

Mark Thurman is best known as a children's author/illustrator.  He has written and illustrated 16 books and designed and illustrated more than 25 books for other authors.  As an author/illustrator, Mark has toured Canada extensively, sharing his stories and ideas with children and teacherrs in hundreds of schools.  As a gallery artist his primary focus has been the human figure and portraits.  He works in several different styles - realistic, impressionistic and the symbolic - according to the requirements and mood of the subject matter.

Emily Hearn writes picture books, poetry and music, radio and TV scripts. She is a speaker on children's creativity and a mentor for the Toronto District School Board and for elementary school children who send work to WIER (Writers in Electronic Residence). Emily's popular workshops for children and teachers have supported young writers throughout the country.

Emily collaborated with her co-author, Mark Thurman, on "The Mighty Mites" comic strip series that appeared in Owl Magazine for more than a dozen years.

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