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Graphic Novels

Create Your Own

How To

Using his experiences from working in the comic book industry, movie studios and teaching, Marcos introduces the reader to a step-by-step system that will create the most successful storyboards and graphics for the best visual communication.

Framed Ink 2 provides insight into another compositional tool that Marcos uses every day to create his amazing artwork―the energy within the working frame. In each piece of art, regardless of its format, one must consider essential factors such as the push-pull, tension-relaxation, pressure-release, balance and imbalance that happen inside the working area to support our storytelling. 

There is no academic lecture in this classroom. Doodling is enthusiastically encouraged.  Learn how to make comics, how to be creative, how to not think.

Manga fans will enjoy having such a wide variety of how-to-draw manga instruction in one convenient book. 

Presented as a series of lined-notebook cartoon collages, a visual testament to the creator's life-long quest for creative excellence explores such questions as the capacity of material objects for summoning memories and the tangible qualities of images.

Learn how to create manga from Hirohiko Araki--creator of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and a master of the medium!

An instructional story presented in comic book format, featuring a twelve-year-old boy who learns about drawing and life from an artist he meets in the park.

The fascinating process of creating a graphic novel is explained in accessible language in this informative volume. This helpful guide teaches readers important techniques and encourages them to use their imaginations. 

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