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The Comic Book Lesson - by Mark Crilley (Paperback)

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  • An aspiring young creator learns the fundamentals of visual storytelling from three comic book mentors in this charming illustrated tale--a graphic novel that teaches you how to turn your stories into comics!
  • About the Author: Mark Crilley is the author of the Eisner-nominated The Drawing Lesson, Mastering Manga, Mastering Manga 2, The Realism Challenge, and Manga Art, as well as several graphic novels, including the Akiko, Miki Falls, and Brody's Ghost series.
  • 160 Pages
  • Art, Techniques

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About the Book



"Read this comic and start creating your own comic book! This charming illustrated tale will teach you the fundamentals of visual storytelling and making comics. Acclaimed illustrator and graphic novelist Mark Crilley returns with a new approach to learning the essential elements of making comics. Using the same comics-style art instruction as in The Drawing Lesson, The Comic Book Lesson follows the story of Emily, an enthusiastic young comics fan and aspiring creator who has a story she needs to tell. On her quest to turn her story into a comic book, Emily visits her comic book shop and local comics convention, where she meets three mentors: Trudy, a high school student working on comics of her own, teaches Emily how to create expressive characters and how art can convey action and suspense. Madeline, a newly-published manga artist, teaches Emily how to use panel composition and layout to tell a story visually and the process of developing a comic from script to sketch to finished pages. Sophie, a professional graphic novelist, guides Emily through fine-tuning the details of dialogue, sequence, and pacing to lead readers through the story. The Comic Book Lesson blends these teaching moments into a sweet, funny, and poignant story that reveals why Emily is so driven to create her comic book. Each lesson builds off the previous information and skills presented, and the sequential art format provides the perfect vehicle for step-by-step instruction. Crilley also includes practice exercises to help readers develop their own comic book skills"--



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An aspiring young creator learns the fundamentals of visual storytelling from three comic book mentors in this charming illustrated tale--a graphic novel that teaches you how to turn your stories into comics!

Acclaimed illustrator and graphic novelist Mark Crilley returns with a new approach to learning the essential elements of making comics. His easy-to-follow instruction about comic book art, design, and storytelling provides aspiring creators a one-of-a-kind how-to experience.

In The Comic Book Lesson, you'll meet Emily--an enthusiastic young comics fan who has a story she needs to tell. On her quest to turn that story into a comic book, Emily meets three helpful mentors who share their knowledge. Trudy, a high school student who works at the local comics shop, teaches Emily how to create expressive characters and how art can convey action and suspense. Madeline, a self-published manga artist, teaches Emily how to use panel composition and layout to tell a story visually and how to develop a comic from script to sketch to finished pages. Sophie, a professional graphic novelist, guides Emily through fine-tuning the details of dialogue, sequence, and pacing to lead readers through the story.

Page by page, you'll discover more about the events that drive Emily to create her comic book as her mentors teach her (and you!) about the fundamentals of visual narrative and comic book art. Each lesson builds on the previous one, guiding you through the steps of planning and creating your comic, with accompanying exercises you can try for yourself. Are you ready to start your comic book lesson today?



About the Author



Mark Crilley is the author of the Eisner-nominated The Drawing Lesson, Mastering Manga, Mastering Manga 2, The Realism Challenge, and Manga Art, as well as several graphic novels, including the Akiko, Miki Falls, and Brody's Ghost series. Since being selected for Entertainment Weekly's "It List," Crilley has published more than forty books and developed a massive YouTube following for his drawing demonstration videos. His books have been featured in USA Today, the New York Daily News, and Wall Street Journal, and on CNN Headline News.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.9 Inches (H) x 6.9 Inches (W) x .5 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.14 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Techniques
Genre: Art
Number of Pages: 160
Publisher: Ten Speed Graphic
Theme: Cartooning
Format: Paperback
Author: Mark Crilley
Language: English
Street Date: July 26, 2022
TCIN: 84776738
UPC: 9781984858436
Item Number (DPCI): 247-29-8784
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 1.14 pounds
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