The Education of a Comics Artist: Visual Narrative in Cartoons, Graphic Novels, and Beyond

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Michael Patrick Dooley, Steven Heller
Allworth Press, 2005 - Art - 265 pages
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This provocative anthology provides inspiration on how to teach, think, and talk about comics in the classroom and beyond. Featuring essays by, and interviews with, more than sixty professionals, educators, and critics, the book provides an in-depth view of the art, business, and history of comics art. Readers will learn about a wide variety of genres, from editorial cartoons, political comics, and comic strips to graphic novels, superhero sagas, and alternative comics. Other featured topics include the role of comic art in related fields such as animation, design, and illustration; lesson plans by top teachers; and essays on how to thrive and grow as a creative comic artist. 60 B&W Illustrations

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Interesting book about getting started in comics. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Michael Dooley is the principal of MichaelDooley Design+Writing and graphic design history instructor at Art Center College of Design, Loyola Marymount University, and UCLA Extension. As a lecturer he has spoken at the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).

Steven Heller is senior Art Director for the New York Times & author of over seventy books on art, culture, & design. He lives in New York City.

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