Comics and Sequential Art

Comics and Sequential Art (Norton, 2008)
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The best single book on how to tell a story with words and pictures, by the father of the graphic novel.

Comics and Sequential Art is the first in the trilogy of 'how-to' books that also includes Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative and Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative.

Eisner covers all the bases in this guide to creating your own comics, now in a revised and enhanced edition for a new generation. With examples from Eisner's own catalog and such masters as H. Foster, R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Milton Caniff, Al Capp, and George Herriman, these books distill the art of graphic storytelling into principles that every comic artist, writer, and filmmaker should know.

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