Comics and sequential art

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Poorhouse Press, Nov 1, 1985 - Art - 164 pages
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Legendary comics creator Will Eisner turns a fine eye toward the principles of graphic storytelling in this extraordinary work, based on his popular Sequential Art course at New York's School of Visual Art. Readers will learn the basic anatomy of sequential art, the fundamentals of crafting stories, and how the medium works as a means of expression--a literary form that uses the arrangement of images and words to narrate a story or dramatize an idea. Eisner has created the most insightful and dynamic examination of the comic art form to date. It's perfect for use by the serious student, practicing professional and curious comic fan. The accumulation of ideas, theories and advice culled from his more than sixty years of experience is stunning to behold. Eisner has written an important, possibly definitive guide book to the creative process. --Publishers Weekly Will Eisner is universally acknowledged as one of the great masters of comic book art. His famous weekly newspaper comic book insert, The Spirit, made him one of the most influential comic book creators of all time. In 1978, Eisner wrote and drew the pioneering graphic novel, A Contract with God. For 18 years he taught classes in Sequential Art at New York's School of Visual Art, and in that time produced eight more graphic novels. Will Eisner lives in Tamarac, Florida.

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User Review  - Manish - Goodreads

This work is primarily based on the material from the course Eisner taught at New York's School of Visual Arts. Any introductory book written by one of the legends of the subject is ought to be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

One of the basic premises Eisner returns to throughout the book is that there is a pretty specific universality of meaning: that there is a wealth of detailed meaning humans hold in common, for most ... Read full review



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Will Eisner (1917-2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit. The comic industry's top annual awards, "The Eisners," are named in his honor.