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Draw out the Story

Ten Secrets To Creating Your Own Comics

By Brian McLachlan

From single-panel comics to full-blown graphic novels, there are dozens of ways to use comics to tell a story. And whether kids want to write or draw something funny or scary, long or short, made-up or true-to-life, cartoonist and author Brian McLachlan maintains there are just ten crucial things they need to know to get started.

Using colloquial text, images, and examples, each chapter hones in on a different secret to creating great comics. Budding comic artists will learn how to make text and illustrations work together, how to give characters personality, how to choose the right tool for each project, and much more.

A worthy addition to the how-to comics canon, Draw Out the Story simplifies advanced concepts for younger readers, providing invaluable lessons and pointers for kids who want to learn to write and draw — and imagine — great stories.

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Book

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  • C 741.51 McL, Children's NonFiction

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1926973836


Format: Book
Author: McLachlan, Brian
Summary: Offers advice for effective storytelling in comic book format, covering such topics as color, placement, pacing, visually representing ideas, and other techniques for short gag strips as well as graphic novels and other more involved storylines.
Title: Draw out the story : ten secrets to creating your own comics / by Brian McLachlan.
Publisher Date: Toronto ; Berkeley : Owl Kids, c2013.
Subject: Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature. Comic books, strips, etc. -- Technique -- Juvenile literature. Graphic novels -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature. Graphic novels -- Technique -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 1926973836 9781926973838
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 741.51 McL
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Bib Id: 457646

Format: Book
Author: McLachlan, Brian.
Summary: Offers advice for effective storytelling in comic book format, covering such topics as color, placement, pacing, visually representing ideas, and other techniques for short gag strips as well as graphic novels and other more involved storylines.
Title: Draw out the story : ten secrets to creating your own comics / by Brian McLachlan.
Publisher, Date: Toronto ; Berkeley : Owl Kids, c2013.
Description: 143 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- Technique -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Graphic novels -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Graphic novels -- Technique -- Juvenile literature.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: bl2013030383
ISBN: 1926973836
ISBN: 9781926973838
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 741.51 McL