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Author Eisner, Will, 1917-2005.

Uniform Title Graphic storytelling
Title Graphic storytelling and visual narrative : principles and practices from the legendary cartoonist / Will Eisner.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  741.51 Ei87g 2008    ---  Available
Description xvii, 169 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Series The Will Eisner library
Eisner, Will, 1917-2005 Will Eisner library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Originally published in 1996 with the title: Graphic storytelling.
Contents INTRODUCTION Comics as a Medium -- 1. THE STORY OF STORYTELLING -- 2. WHAT IS A STORY; The Function of a Story. -- 3. TELLING A STORY; Stories Told with Print; Stories Told with Imagery. -- 4. IMAGES AS NARRATIVE TOOLS; Stereotypical Images; Symbolism. -- 5. ALL KINDS OF STORIES; Telling Stories to Instruct; Telling a How-To Story; Telling the "Plotless" Story; Telling the Illustrated Story; Telling the Symbolic Story; Telling the Slice-of-Life Story; Telling A Life Story. -- 6. THE READER; Control of the Reader; Surprise, Shock and Reader Retention; Dialogue: The Reader as Actor; Reader vs. Dialogue; Dialogue vs. Image; Dialogue vs. Action; Lettering Dialogue; Story Momentum. -- 7. READER INFLUENCES; Reading Rhythm; The Influence of Film on Reading Comics; Film Sequence; Comics Sequence; How Comics Influence Film; National Influences. -- 8. IDEAS; What If? Let Me Tell You What Happened To; Next My Hero Is Thrown into the Following Adventure; Did You Hear the One About. -- 9. THE WRITING PROCESS; Writer vs. Graphic Translator; Afterword on Writing. -- 10. STORYTELLERS; The Short Short Plot; The One-Page Story; The Illustrator-Storyteller; The Totally Graphic Story. -- 11. ARTISTIC STYLE AND STORYTELLING; The Voice of The Storyteller; And the Storyteller Himself; The Marketplace; And, Finally, The Future. 12. COMICS AND THE INTERNET; The Infinite Canvas; FURTHER INFORMATION ON WEBCOMICS; OBSERVATIONS ON STORY; Joseph Campbell; Roger D. Abrahams; Ladislas Segy; E.H. Gombrich; Further Reading(p. 166); SCHOOLS OFFERING COURSES IN COMIC CREATION.
Subject Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- Illustrations.
Cartooning -- Technique.
Graphic novels -- Authorship.
ISBN 9780393331271 (pbk.)
039333127X (pbk.)

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