Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative

By Will Eisner,

Book cover of Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist

Book description

In Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, Will Eisner-one of the most influential comic artists of the twentieth century-lays out the fundamentals of storytelling and their application in the comic book and graphic novel. In a work that will prove invaluable for comic artists and filmmakers, Eisner reveals how to construct…

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1 author picked Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

In his foreword, Eisner writes: “In this work, I hope to deal with the mission and process of storytelling with graphics.” Where McCloud shows you different options and tools for how to choose images to explore ideas, Eisner gets specific, and shows you how he does it. This book, along with the four others I recommend, and mine, gives you all the tools you need to choose your own path for effectively working as a writer and/or artist in the sequential art medium.  

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