Monday, November 20, 2006

Making Comics - by Scott McCloud

This is about the coolest book I've ever seen on comics. No wasted pages here. Not a wasted frame. Mr. McCloud lays out all the fundamentals of writing and drawing comics. You read along, wondering how he could have possibly done it, then you come to the chapter breaks where he presents exercises and practice tips. You realize that this guy really wants you to learn this stuff. I love his clear, logical presentation, his understatement, and his ability to give you an appreciation for the form while learning its techniques. And his drawings are wonderful too. Every time I pick this book up I want to make my own comic book.

Check it Out on Scott McCloud's Web Site

Saturday, November 18, 2006

NY T imes Best Illustrated Books of 2006

The New York Times Book Review has announced its selections for the top 10 illustrated books of the year. They have a slide show of illustrations and information about the books.

See the Slideshow