Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel

Author: Dan Cooney
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 0764146297
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Art

Presents guidance for creating graphic novels, beginning with establishing characters and continuing through storytelling, drawing technique, composition, inking, coloring, lettering, and strategies for getting the finished product published.

Writing and Illustrating the Graphic Novel

Author: Mike Chinn
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: 0764127888
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Art

A guide to graphic novel creation covers the entire process from idea conception to the publication of a professionally produced book, describing genres, sub-genres, and the styles for each.

How to Draw Noir Comics

Author: Shawn Martinbrough
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780823024063
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

Describes the techniques needed to draw noir comics such as creating mood, staging action, working with a script, characters, and lightning.

Graphic Novels

Author: Paul Gravett
Publisher: Harper Design
ISBN: 0060824255
Release Date: 2005-11-01
Genre: Art

A tour of one hundred definitive graphic novels documents their growing role in the literary world, showcasing extracts from a range of publications to explore such topics as the history and key contributors of the graphic novel form, the impact of Japanese manga and European albums, and the achievements of recent innovators. All ages.

Earthling

Author: Mark Fearing
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452113043
Release Date: 2012-06-08
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Every kid worries about making friends at a new school, but when nine-year-old Bud accidentally catches the wrong bus and finds himself launched into deep space, new friends are the least of his problems! At Cosmos Academy, Bud learns that Earthlings are the most feared creatures in the galaxy, and even Earth's location has been hidden! With the help of his new friend, Gort, Bud goes undercover as a Tenarian exchange student. Unfortunately that means everyone thinks he's a pro at anti-gravity Zero-Ball (even though he's really only a pro at watching sports). And with paranoid Principal Lepton threat ening to expel any Earthlings (into outer space) and only Gort's hacked Blip computer to help them determine Earth's co-ordinates, will Bud ever find his way home?

Making Comics

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062045843
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Scott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today. Now, in Making Comics, McCloud focuses his analysis on the art form itself, exploring the creation of comics, from the broadest principles to the sharpest details (like how to accentuate a character's facial muscles in order to form the emotion of disgust rather than the emotion of surprise.) And he does all of it in his inimitable voice and through his cartoon stand–in narrator, mixing dry humor and legitimate instruction. McCloud shows his reader how to master the human condition through word and image in a brilliantly minimalistic way. Comic book devotees as well as the most uninitiated will marvel at this journey into a once–underappreciated art form.

Illustrating Children s Books

Author: Martin Salisbury
Publisher: Herbert Press
ISBN: 1912217570
Release Date: 2018-06-28
Genre:

Containing essential advice and guidance, this book uses step-by-step sketches and instructions throughout to reveal the techniques and skills required to illustrate children's books. It explains how to tackle fantasy, fairy tales, realism and nature drawings using a variety of media and advises on the different aspects needed when working for differing age groups.

Illustrating Children s Books

Author: Martin Ursell
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847974952
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Art

How do you go about illustrating a children's book? Where do the ideas come from? How do you illustrate a narrative? How do you get published? This beautiful book answers all these questions and more. With practical tips and ideas throughout, it explains and follows the journey from first idea to final completed book. It is filled with illustrations that show how these images are made, and offers a rare chance to see the roughs, visuals and ideas sheets from a variety of childen's illustrators. Exercises support the ideas discussed and suggest ways of developing them. A beautiful book aimed at artists, illustrators, publishers, colleges and adult education courses teaching illustration. Explains the journey from first idea to the final completed book. Offers a rare chance to see the roughs, visuals and ideas sheets from a variety of children's illustrators. Superbly illustrated with 199 colour images. Martin Ursell is a senior lecturer in illustration at Middlesex University and has illustrated many books for children.

How to Write a Children s Book and Get It Published

Author: Barbara Seuling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118045879
Release Date: 2011-01-06
Genre: Literary Criticism

Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children Get the tools you need to: * Develop story ideas that work * Strengthen your writing skills * Improve your work habits * Write for different age groups * Look at your work critically * Submit proposals and manuscripts * Find the right publisher for your work * Understand and negotiate contracts * Work with agents and editors * Join the writing community Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature. From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon.com. Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.

The Drawing Mentor

Author: Mark Crilley
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
ISBN: 9780385346337
Release Date: 2016-07-05
Genre: Drawing

"With over 10 million views and growing, Mark Crilley's YouTube drawing instruction videos have an enormous worldwide legion of fans and have been featured on sites such as Yahoo News and Reddit. In addition, Crilley is an accomplished graphic novelist. Now for the first time, he pairs both strengths resulting in a one-of-a-kind art instruction experience. Through the story of aspiring, overeager young artist-in-the-making David and his helpful, but often flustered mentor, Becky, readers gain a grounding in the basics of drawing and rendering, along with a helping of laughs and poignant entertainment. Each lesson builds off the previous, with sidebars at the end of each chapter that direct readers to tackle some of the very same drawing exercises that David has just completed. The sequential art format provides the perfect vehicle for these step-by-step lessons, and the Pixar-esque approach to the surrounding characters and story ensures an enjoyable experience that readers will want to revisit again and again."

Studs Terkel s Working

Author: Harvey Pekar
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595583215
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business & Economics

Transforms sixteen short oral histories originally published in "Working" into graphic novel vignettes, including stories from a stock broker, a labor organizer, a proofreader, a gravedigger, a mail carrier, and a jazz musician.

Integrating Literature in the Content Areas

Author: Sharon Kane
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351813396
Release Date: 2017-05-26
Genre:

This practical, accessible resource will help future and practicing teachers integrate literature into their middle school or high school classrooms, while also addressing content area standards and improving the literacy skills of their students. Two introductory chapters are followed by five chapters that each cover a different genre: Chapter 3, Informational Books; Chapter 4, Fiction; Chapter 5, Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir; Chapter 6, Poetry; and Chapter 7, How-to and Hands-on Books. Each genre chapter consists of four parts: Part 1: Discusses the genre and how content area teachers can use books within that genre to further content learning and enhance literacy skills. Part 2: Offers hands-on instructional strategies and activities using literature, with activities for use in a variety of disciplines. Part 3: Presents individual author studies (three or four per chapter) with bibliographies and guidelines for using the authors' books in content area courses. Part 4: Features an annotated bibliography of specially selected children and young adult literature for that genre, organized by content area. The annotations provide information about the book, which can be used to prepare booktalks, and teaching ideas for using in a specific content area. Altogether these sections contain more than 600 annotated entries tabbed by subject area, including art, English/language arts, languages and culture, math and technology, music, PE/health, science, and social studies/history.

Pashmina

Author: Nidhi Chanani
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 9781250192264
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions—the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother's homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth, Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew. In this heartwarming graphic novel debut, Nidhi Chanani weaves a tale about the hardship and self-discovery that is born from juggling two cultures and two worlds.