Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics Hardcover – September 10, 2013
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Maine Student Book Award Nominee, 2014-15
A Junior Library Guild selection, 2014
"...this book has all the secrets beginners might need."
Kirkus Reviews, July 17, 2013
About the Author
- Lexile Measure : 800L
- Grade Level : 2 - 7
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Hardcover : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1926973836
- ISBN-13 : 978-1926973838
- Product Dimensions : 6.25 x 0.5 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher : Owlkids (September 10, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Reading level : 8 - 12 years
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,620,993 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Though it's a book about drawing your own comics, it's more focused on storytelling than actual drawing. As such, this isn't the sort of book you need if you're looking for an instruction manual on drawing in general. But if you're looking to improve your storytelling craft--whether with art or in general--I definitely recommend giving this book a try.
Though it's mainly for young adults, as an adult myself I've gotten many valuable tips from its pages. The activities at the end if each chapter are particularly insightful.
Overall, this book has given me a slew of great ideas for my own writing, and now I'm considering doing storyboards for my own novels.
But this one is really,really good. And it's funny, which means my often-serious son... laughs! when he reads it.
Give it a try -- help your child see the humor all around and convey it visually. The book is good for teaching the "grammar" of comics, and giving your child lots of ideas for practicing. It even discusses pacing and panel size. It's full of helpful tips, including the "magic if." There are lots of pointers and starters given for your artist to see things in new ways. I'm impressed.