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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful tips for the beginner artists
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Telling a good story is an incredibly difficult. In this book, Will Eisner shares with readers some of things to be aware of when tackling storytelling using comics.

He talks about techniques to use to help build a more convincing story. This would include comic tools like lettering, building momentum, using visual clues and writing. Examples...
Published on 13 Feb 2009 by Parka

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The book should not be called Visual narrative
As a film maker I wanted to get more out of this book, especially for what it says on the cover.

Its a good book, but if you are a film maker and trying to discover new visual story telling methods and maybe a better understanding of visual narrative hopelessly this book has not much to offer.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful tips for the beginner artists, 13 Feb 2009
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This review is from: Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative (Will Eisner Instructional Books) (Paperback)
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Telling a good story is an incredibly difficult. In this book, Will Eisner shares with readers some of things to be aware of when tackling storytelling using comics.

He talks about techniques to use to help build a more convincing story. This would include comic tools like lettering, building momentum, using visual clues and writing. Examples include how props (i.e. guns) are held to reveal human characteristics.

There are lessons on how to engage readers, how readers think and mistakes to avoid. These are followed with lots of comic strip examples -- including a selection from different comic artists. Unfortunately, they aren't captioned page by page like it was done on his other books. The comic examples are great, you know it but you don't know why they work.

The book doesn't really go in depth into all aspects of storytelling. There's no talk on character development, story arcs, conflict management and specific story elements and tools.

Overall, this is still a very useful book for anyone who's just starting out and thinking of drawing their own comics.

There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must buy, 17 Oct 2013
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Together with "Comics and Sequential Art" this is simply a must-have for anyone who's interested in understanding comics as an art form, or writing his own graphic novel. There's such a great amount of essential information in these books, and each concept illustrated is masterfully exemplified by Will Eisner with snippets of his graphic novels and comics. This new edition also contains notes about new tools and techniques (such as Photoshop) and new media (webcomics).
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for all storytellers., 1 Nov 2010
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Will Eisner was a genius not only in his craft but also in the way he loved to teach and show how to tell stories. This book is a must read for any marketer, business person. Stories are the way we communicate, learn and evolve.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The book should not be called Visual narrative, 29 Dec 2013
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As a film maker I wanted to get more out of this book, especially for what it says on the cover.

Its a good book, but if you are a film maker and trying to discover new visual story telling methods and maybe a better understanding of visual narrative hopelessly this book has not much to offer.
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