radiuju: (resource post)
Joaru ([personal profile] radiuju) wrote on November 10th, 2015 at 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.


BOOKS

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

ARTICLES:

COMIC DRAWING AND PANELING

COMIC WRITINGMARKETING, PITCHING AND PUBLISHING
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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