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Draw Out the Story: Ten Secrets to Creating Your Own Comics

Category: Book
By (author): McLachlan, Brian
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / Comic Strips & Cartoons
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens (2014) Commended
OLA Best Bets Top 10 Junior Non-Fiction List (2013) Commended
Hackmatack Children's Choice Awards (2014) Short-listed
A Junior Library Guild Selection (2014) Commended
IRA Children's and Young Adults’ Book Award, Intermediate Non Fiction category (2014) Winner
Ontario Library Association Silver Birch Non Fiction Award (2014) Runner-up
Maine Student Book Award (2014) Short-listed
Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
Published: September 2013
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 8.00in x 6.00in x 0.43in
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$ 13.95
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Whether kids want to write or draw a comic that's 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.
From The Publisher*From single-panel comics to full-blown graphic novels, there are dozens of ways to use comics to tell a story. In this book cartoonist and author Brian McLachlan explains the ten crucial things kids need to know to get started.
Review Quote*"...this book has all the secrets beginners might need."
Review Quote*"The first seven 'secrets' lay a solid groundwork for aspiring creators but what really makes Draw Out the Story exceptional, moving beyond your typical 'how-to-create-comics' guidebook, are the final three chapters that focus on creating meaningful and fun stories through exploration, imagination and "what if?" play.
Review Quote*"... although aimed at young adults, its solid advice will benefit aspiring cartoonists and comic makers of all ages and backgrounds."