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):
McCloud creates a visually aesthetic analysis of comic books and tells you how to better your own.
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.
As a novice creator, this book has been invaluable. Extremely informative.Published 20 days ago by Marcus Meredith
Fun and easy read and with very good information. Book about comic in the form of comic made total sense, being able to experience the different techniques the same time as... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Meng Jia
This is the definitive book on the practice and theory of creating comics.Published 3 months ago by scott b chamberlain sr
I don't get the impression in "Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels" that Scott McCloud at the time of its making planned to go beyond it (as he... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Woodrow S Charles Willow
Scott McCloud writes about comics in a way that opens a new world for you. It's not about comedy, it's the interaction of illustration and story. Read morePublished 3 months ago by QuinnCreative
This book is a classic that do not need a review. IT is comprehensive, extensive, and easy to read. If you are starting in the art of drawing comics you will appreciate this book... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kindle Customer