Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club

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Kids Can Press Ltd, Sep 1, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Twelve-year-olds Lila and Ecco are obsessed with comics. Every summer, they dress up as their favorite characters to attend the local comic book convention. This year, after they stumble into a workshop of comics creators, Lila and Ecco come to an exciting realization --- they can make their very own comic books!

Join Lila and Ecco as they embark on their exciting and rewarding do-it-yourself adventure. Along the way, readers will see how comics can be used to share stories with their friends and say what they want to say. They'll also learn how to harness ideas and inspiration; create believable characters and stories; illustrate motion, suspense and time passing; tips and step-by-step instructions on inking, coloring, lettering, cover art and design, binding comics and much, much more.
 

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

Reason for Reading: This is a Cybils '10 nominee and required reading for me as a graphic novels panelist. This book is mostly a non-fiction guide on how to make your own comic book thinly guised ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
5
What Are Comics?
14
Getting Started
25
Writing the Script
37
Script Formatting
44
Rough Art
47
Pencils and Inks
69
Lettering
75
Summing It Up
83
Sharing
97
Further Reading
108
Glossary
110
Back Cover
113
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Willow Dawson is an illustrator and writer working out of Toronto, Ontario. Her recent work includes No Girls Allowed: Tales of Daring Women Dressed as Men for Love, Freedom and Adventure and Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club.

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