Reviews for Telling the Story in Your Graphic Novel

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 October
Students who enjoy drawing comics, as well as students who enjoy how-to drawing books, will enjoy this series. Each title focuses on a different aspect of how to successfully create your own graphic novel. Telling the Story...breaks down graphic novels into parts, informing the reader as to what each section is called. Each volume begins by using the same "Drawing Tools" information. Brightly colored and fantastically illustrated throughout, this series will attract readers, especially those who are curious as to how to begin working on their own publications. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index. Beth Green, School Library Media Specialist, Wappingers (New York) Junior High School [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2012 April

Gr 5-8--This collection goes beyond many how-to-draw books. In Villains, Heroes, and Action, Lee focuses on creating superhero cartoon characters in both classic comic-book and anime styles. Young artists are encouraged to start with basic forms and then define their subjects, gradually adding details until the picture is complete. As he demonstrates the drawings, the author explains how to use posing, angle of perspective, and careful composition to make illustrations have more impact. The remaining three titles focus on other aspects of creating graphic novels, including storyboarding, designing a catchy cover, page layout, and inking and coloring techniques. Despite a few small typographical errors, this series is likely to be a popular choice for aspiring graphic-novel artists.

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