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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway Books (25 Aug. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385348436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385348430
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 1.9 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This instructive, impassioned, and educational volume uses a deliberate and friendly approach in the vein of Scott McCloud A must-read not just for listeners of today s great flowering of audio storytelling but for those who want to learn how to do it themselves. " Publishers Weekly"
A richly engaging graphic narrative about radio storytelling and storytelling in general A spirited work whose readership should not be limited to those who make radio narrative or love to listen to it. " Kirkus Reviews "[starred]"

One of fall's coolest graphic reads...Consider the 240 pages a documentary comic and Abel your host. " Marie Claire"
This instructive, impassioned, and educational volume uses a deliberate and friendly approach in the vein of Scott McCloud A must-read not just for listeners of today s great flowering of audio storytelling but for those who want to learn how to do it themselves. " Publishers Weekly"
A richly engaging graphic narrative about radio storytelling and storytelling in general A spirited work whose readership should not be limited to those who make radio narrative or love to listen to it. " Kirkus Reviews "[starred]"

A boundary-pushing comic, a love letter from one blossoming new media to another..."Out on the Wire" is a terrific book for radio superfans and would-be producers, a niche audience that isn't so niche anymore. " Los Angeles Times
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With comics and podcasts both on the rise, it s a perfect time for a media collision: Abel investigates modern narrative radio and its stars. "Entertainment Weekly"
One of fall's coolest graphic reads...Consider the 240 pages a documentary comic and Abel your host. " Marie Claire"
What makes["Out on the Wire"]especially fascinating is its use of visuals to represent an aural form; not only are we reading behind-the-scenes stories of what we eventually hear, but we get a rare glimpse of what the people and places in them look like thanks to the not-often-enough-used comics journalism. " "Chicagoreader.com
This instructive, impassioned, and educational volume uses a deliberate and friendly approach in the vein of Scott McCloud A must-read not just for listeners of today s great flowering of audio storytelling but for those who want to learn how to do it themselves. " Publishers Weekly"
A richly engaging graphic narrative about radio storytelling and storytelling in general A spirited work whose readership should not be limited to those who make radio narrative or love to listen to it. " Kirkus Reviews "[starred]
Abel ("La Perdida") has performed a metamasterpiece by reporting with visual finesse and detail the complicated and sometimes precarious process behind public radio shows such as "Radiolab "and "This American Life" Indispensible for communications collections and a valuable asset for anyone considering a career in media. " Library Journal "[starred]"

Praise for Jessica Abel's "Out on the Wire
"A "Library Journal "and" Kirkus Reviews"Best Book of 2015"
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A "Tech Times "Best Comic of 2015"
"
A boundary-pushing comic, a love letter from one blossoming new media to another..."Out on the Wire" is a terrific book for radio superfans and would-be producers, a niche audience that isn't so niche anymore. " Los Angeles Times
"
With comics and podcasts both on the rise, it s a perfect time for a media collision: Abel investigates modern narrative radio and its stars. "Entertainment Weekly"
One of fall's coolest graphic reads...Consider the 240 pages a documentary comic and Abel your host. " Marie Claire"
What makes["Out on the Wire"]especially fascinating is its use of visuals to represent an aural form; not only are we reading behind-the-scenes stories of what we eventually hear, but we get a rare glimpse of what the people and places in them look like thanks to the not-often-enough-used comics journalism. " "Chicagoreader.com
This instructive, impassioned, and educational volume uses a deliberate and friendly approach in the vein of Scott McCloud A must-read not just for listeners of today s great flowering of audio storytelling but for those who want to learn how to do it themselves. " Publishers Weekly"
A richly engaging graphic narrative about radio storytelling and storytelling in general A spirited work whose readership should not be limited to those who make radio narrative or love to listen to it. " Kirkus Reviews "[starred]
Abel ("La Perdida") has performed a metamasterpiece by reporting with visual finesse and detail the complicated and sometimes precarious process behind public radio shows such as "Radiolab "and "This American Life" Indispensible for communications collections and a valuable asset for anyone considering a career in media. " Library Journal "[starred]"

Praise for Jessica Abel's Out on the Wire

A Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2015

A Tech Times Best Comic of 2015

"A boundary-pushing comic, a love letter from one blossoming new media to another...Out on the Wire is a terrific book for radio superfans and would-be producers, a niche audience that isn't so niche anymore."--Los Angeles Times

"With comics and podcasts both on the rise, it's a perfect time for a media collision: Abel investigates modern narrative radio and its stars." -Entertainment Weekly

"One of fall's coolest graphic reads...Consider the 240 pages a documentary comic and Abel your host."--Marie Claire

"What makes [Out on the Wire] especially fascinating is its use of visuals to represent an aural form; not only are we reading behind-the-scenes stories of what we eventually hear, but we get a rare glimpse of what the people and places in them look like thanks to the not-often-enough-used comics journalism." --Chicagoreader.com

"This instructive, impassioned, and educational volume uses a deliberate and friendly approach in the vein of Scott McCloud... A must-read not just for listeners of today's great flowering of audio storytelling but for those who want to learn how to do it themselves."--Publishers Weekly

"A richly engaging graphic narrative about radio storytelling and storytelling in general... A spirited work whose readership should not be limited to those who make radio narrative or love to listen to it." --Kirkus Reviews [starred]

"Abel (La Perdida) has performed a metamasterpiece by reporting with visual finesse and detail the complicated and sometimes precarious process behind public radio shows such as Radiolab and This American Life... Indispensible for communications collections and a valuable asset for anyone considering a career in media." --Library Journal [starred]

About the Author

Cartoonist and writer JESSICA ABEL is the author of two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics, written in collaboration with her husband, the cartoonist Matt Madden. She is also the author of the graphic novel La Perdida and a new science fiction comics series called Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars.



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