In the end it was not only boring to read, but worst: it was annoying.
Madden is a talented cartoonist, and his purposeful imitations of the styles of other famous cartoonists is used to great effect in some of the exercises.
You have concepts like telling the story from one angle or one location or with minimalistic drawings or exceptionally detailed drawings.
This book is an imitation and homage to Raymond Queneau’s legendary Exercises in Style. Both works in turn reflect the tradition of books of etudes that teach and explore... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dirk van Nouhuys
First you have to relearn how to read in pictures and words. Then you have to look and read 99 different but similar points of view on a single theme. Read morePublished 18 months ago by everbeeneatin
I bought this book as a textbook for one of my classes..its a COMPLETE waste of time! All it contains is the same story drawn out from 100 different perspectives. Read morePublished 20 months ago by mamazon77
While I must admit there is SOME creativity, a bit of cleverness, and a few useful ideas in this book, it truly felt more like "exercises in trivial changes which do nothing for... Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer
A book on comic book styles doesn't have to be wordy. It's a fact that Mr. Madden elegantly shows. The target audience is for people who like to draw comic strips or comic books,... Read morePublished on March 15, 2011 by Ken
It's nothing more than drawings that look like they were done by a 2nd grader it's not worth buying and I've considered selling mine.Published on September 26, 2010 by David Mayle
The story: A man rises from his desk, answers an off-screen question about the time, and forgets what he was looking for when he opens the fridge. Read morePublished on September 16, 2010 by J. Edgar Mihelic
This is a different book, that can really open the mind of inspiring writers (or anybody else in fact). You need to read it only once, and it takes one hour or so. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by solaas