Synopses & Reviews
A classic drawing textbook from an American comics pioneer, revised and enhanced for a new generation.
Based on Will Eisner's legendary course at New York's School of Visual Arts, this guide has inspired generations of artists, students, teachers, and fans. In Comics and Sequential Art, Eisner reveals the basic building blocks and principles of comics, including imagery, the frame, and the application of time, space, and visual forms. With examples from Eisner's own catalog and such masters as H. Foster, R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Milton Caniff, Al Capp, and George Herriman, this book distills the art of graphic storytelling into principles that every comic artist, writer, and filmmaker should know. 2-color art and text.
A legendary master shows comic artists and filmmakers the finer points of composing a visual narrative, emphasizing the use of images as a means of enhancing a story.
Will Eisner employs his 60 years of experience in comics to define the disciplines involved in comic art. Eisner discusses the principles of conveying story and narrative through the sophisticated combination of text and imagery. 200 illustrations.
About the Author
Brooklyn-born Will Eisner, creator of Wonder Man and The Spirit, pioneered the graphic novel with A Contract With God. He is one of the greatest legends of twentieth-century comic art.