Comics and Sequential Art

Comics and Sequential Art

by Will Eisner


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"Comics and Sequential Art is a masterwork, the distillation of Will Eisner's genius to a clear and potent elixir."—Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

Will Eisner is one of the twentieth century's great American artists, a man who pioneered the field of comic arts. Here, in his classic Comics and Sequential Art, he refines the art of graphic storytelling into clear, concise principles that every cartoonist, comic artist, writer, and filmmaker meeds to know. Adapted from Eisner's landmark course at New York's School of Visual Arts, Comics and Sequential Art is an essential text filled with invaluable theories and easy-to-use techniques. Eisner reveals here the fundamentals of graphic storytelling. He addresses dialogue, anatomy, framing, and many other important aspects of the art form. Fully updated and revised to reflect current practices and technology, including a section on digital media, this introduction to the art of comics is as valuable a guide as it was when first published.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393331264
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2008
Series: Will Eisner Instructional Books Series
Pages: 164
Sales rank: 513,616
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917–2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry’s top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.

Table of Contents

Comics as a Form of Reading7
The Frame38
Expressive Anatomy100
Writing & Sequential Art122
Application of Sequential Art139
Learning/Print and Computer Era147

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Comics and Sequential Art 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
lythande on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It was a good book at comics but it was written in a very academic style that found rather off-putting.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book that makes an argument for comics as a valid way of self expresion, just as novels or and movies are seen by people every day... Along with the statement of comics=art Eisner also gives valuble instruction to any aspirering comic artist