Thirteen years later, following the Internet evangelizing of Reinventing Comics, McCloud has returned with Making Comics.
Designed as a craftsperson's overview of the drawing and storytelling decisions and possibilities available to comics artists, covering everything from facial expressions and page layout to the choice of tools and story construction, Making Comics, like its predecessors, is also an eye-opening trip behind the scenes of art-making, fascinating for anyone reading comics as well as those making them. Get a sense of the range of his lessons by clicking through to the opening pages of his book, including his (illustrated, of course) table of contents (warning: large file, recommended for high-bandwidth users):
Scott McCloud's "Making Comics" is a must-read for all aspiring comic artists.
Similarly, we feel like it is actually McCloud talking to us, even if it's really just a picture of him (and making is nothing like what he really looks like).
I would highly recommend this book for anyone who would like to learn about the guidelines and principles of creating great comics.
This book gave me all sorts of wonderful insights on how to make comics. I love the references McCloud has given to the reader, facial expressions, body portions, ect. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kaitlin Aleshire
A very useful for someone wanting to learn about creating their own comics.Published 1 month ago by Laura L Warner
This is an amazing book that generously divulges all of a great comic's hard earned secrets to making good comics.Published 2 months ago by Holly Swenson
As a novice creator, this book has been invaluable. Extremely informative.Published 3 months ago by Marcus Meredith