10 November 2015 @ 04:40 pm
comics creation masterpost  
 I have always been interested in comics but here at where I live, majority of people just divide comics into two: either you go for Japanese style or do any of the Superhero titles. I liked drawing comics when I was a kid, but that kind of division put me off quite a lot. It's understandable in a sense, because this is a third-world country where comics are relatively "new" compared to other countries such as Japan, Korea, China, etc. It's not that I hate the dominant platform of Japanese manga and Marvel-DC titles, but I felt that I could not place myself at any of these two worlds. I am not very good at putting this into words? I love reading them, but I can't picture myself creating them.

After I entered university, I discovered a lot of independent and web-published comics, and that helped me in growing my interest in making my own stuff. I realized that there is so much more than just the widely marketed titles, or the giant names. So I went to do more readings, offline and online... but it never occurred to me to keep track of what I actually have read until I bumped into the same thing twice. ^^;

So-- this 'masterpost' is created for my own use. Even though the medium of comics is highly related to general drawing and writing knowledge, I am trying to keep the items listed here as specific as possible. I'll also edit this post as I go.


Will Eisner's:
  • Comics and Sequential Art 
  • Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative
  • Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative
Scott McCloud's:
  • Understanding Comics
  • Reinventing Comics
  • Making Comics



Should you have any other recommendations, or anything you'd like to add to the list, feel free to leave a comment! :)
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well-informed doorstop: reading[personal profile] muladhara on November 11th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
I don't know how easily you'll be able to get them, or whether you'll want to, but Will Eisner's books on comics are great (I've got Comics and Sequential Art, as well as another one whose title escapes me) - they're not complex, and they're a good read. (And the guy knew his stuff about comics - he's the one the Eisner award is named for).
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Joaru: :D[personal profile] radiuju on November 11th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
Ah, I put his books at the top of the list already, actually! They are the first few books I read in regards to comics. :) Thank you regardless!
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well-informed doorstop[personal profile] muladhara on November 14th, 2015 05:10 pm (UTC)

I am so dumb. I'm so sorry. I don't know where my brain has been this week. I could've sworn I read the entry properly, but obviously not.
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Joaru: :D[personal profile] radiuju on November 15th, 2015 08:29 am (UTC)
It's OK! Hahaha, don't worry too much about it! :) Maybe it's something to do with my formatting too, hahaha. I'll try to figure out a better way to format it. xD
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well-informed doorstop[personal profile] muladhara on November 15th, 2015 09:14 am (UTC)
Nahhh, your formatting's fine. I like the way you've set it out.
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