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.
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 5 days 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 17 days 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 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I absolutely love this book and it's so valuable for anyone trying to make comic books. McCloud creates a visually aesthetic analysis of comic books and tells you how to better... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Thomas Gimlin
Huge help with comic art. I'm glad I got this because it taught me a lot of stuff that improved my overall process and techniques.Published 1 month ago by Mikal
I haven't had the chance to get all the way through this book, but from what I've read so far, it's a good learning tool in more ways that one. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jayne E Cudzil
Making Comics is a great resource for learning how to develop content, design characters, and create compelling storylines for comics.Published 2 months ago by David Silberman
If you want to write comics or create art for comics or do both this book is essential. And if you're a writer of prose, I still recommend this book because it'll help you... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Taylor Ellwood
Got this book for my husband because he's starting to draw comics. He loved this book so much he bought the other books by Scot McCloud, and another book that he recommended on the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by CaliMarshal