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Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir, and Nonfiction (Paperback) (Randy Duncan)

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This book provides student journalists, artists, designers, creative writers and web producers with the tools and techniques they need to tell nonfiction stories visually and graphically. Weaving together history, theory, and practical advice, seasoned nonfiction comics professors and scholars Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor and David Stoddard present a hands-on approach to teach readers from a range of backgrounds how to develop and create a graphic nonfiction story from start to finish. The book offers guidance on:

-how to find stories and make use of appropriate facts and visuals;

-nonfiction narrative techniques;

-artist's tools and techniques;

-print, digital, and multimedia production;

-legal and ethical considerations.

Interviews with well-known nonfiction comics creators and editors discuss best practices and offer readers inspiration to begin creating their own work, and exercises at the end of each chapter encourage students to hone their skills.

As major universities and professional organizations like the Poynter Institute have begun to examine graphic nonfiction from a critical perspective, new courses are emerging that give student writers and artists the tools to tell their own nonfiction stories in comics form. Nonfiction Comics is the first textbook to bring these tools and techniques together in a single volume. Most novices who first attempt the form arrive at it from a background of journalism or art, meaning they arrive with at least one deficit in the required skill set. Journalists, for example, typically have had little training in illustration. Artists and designers may not know how to conduct interviews or to avoid the potential legal pitfalls of telling the personal stories of real people. This book aims to fill in the gaps providing student journalists, artists, designers, creative writers, web producers and others the tools they need to tell stories visually and graphically.

Based on the authors' popular team-taught nonfiction comics course, Nonfiction Comics teaches readers how to create a graphic nonfiction story from start to finish, providing guidance on:

  • how to find the story and how to find and utilize appropriate facts and visuals;
  • nonfiction narrative techniques
  • artist's tools and techniques
  • print, digital, and multimedia production
  • legal and ethical considerations

Interviews with well-known nonfiction comics creators--showcased in the book and on the book's companion website--will discuss best practice and offer readers inspiration to begin creating their own work.

Number of Pages: 260
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines, Art, Comics + Graphic Novels
Sub-Genre: Journalism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Randy Duncan
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 21478616
UPC: 9780415730082
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-9232
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