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on 2 June 2014
I was impressed with this, the information was accessible and it was not heavy in the academic theory of comic books (like The System of Comics). The comic-style format is akin to that of Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics and makes it much more enjoyable to read, Eisner even used some of his own panels from various comic books to demonstrate the various techniques employed by comic book artists. I gave it four stars because I wish it would have been longer, it is definitely a book for beginners to be used a simple point of reference for terminology and examples. I would recommend getting this with Scott McCloud's book Understanding Comics.
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VINE VOICEon 25 April 2015
The essential guide to the techniques of comicillustration.

Will Eisner was one of the great prononents of comic art in the 1940's and 50's and although not so well known in the Uk he has alsmost legendary status in the US.

Covers everything you need to know - from layout, text, composition and the psychology behind the comic itself.

If you have any interest in comic art then this book should be on your shelf.
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on 17 October 2013
Together with "Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative" 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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on 1 March 2017
Always liked wills work .highly recommended .well worth the money.
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on 2 July 2016
Excellent manual, the drawings are brilliant especially the 'Shakespeare' examples. Boy can this guy draw!
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on 10 November 2015
Must have for artists. Great techniques and examples.
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on 23 December 2016
bought as gift so not actually read but looks great and interesting
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on 2 November 2014
This is a good reference book but I would recommend Scott McClouds "Understanding Comics" instead>
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on 22 October 2015
Stimulating.
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on 2 September 2014
A bit old fashioned but ok
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