Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Scott McCloud
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 260,Width 171
CategoriesArt techniques and principles
Graphic novel and Manga artwork
ISBN 9780060780944

Publishing Details

Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date 2 November 2006
NZ Release Date 2 November 2006
Publication Country United States


Learn How to . . . Choose the right moments to clarify and strengthen your stories. Frame actions and guide your readers' eyes through each comics page. Choose words and pictures that communicate together. Create varied and compelling new characters. Master body language and facial expressions. Create rich, believable worlds for your readers to explore. Pick the tools that are right for you. Navigate the vast world of comics styles and genres.

Author Biography

Scott McCloud has been writing, drawing, and examining comics since 1984. Winner of the Eisner and Harvey awards, his works have been translated into more than sixteen languages. Frank Miller (Sin City, 300) called him "just about the smartest guy in comics." He lives with his family in southern California. His online comics and inventions can be found at


"Scott McCloud's brilliant treatise on the inner workings of cartoonists will delight amateur artists and curious fans alike." -- Salon "In this, McCloud's third nonfiction book about comics, he has produced his most significant achievement to date, and that's really saying something." -- Cory Doctorow "Only Scott McCloud could have organized his thoughts on comics like this. Scott's talent as a cartoonist not only makes him intimate to insights no outsider can see, but also gives him the power to show it to the world." -- Jeff Smith "Every aspect of comics creation is covered in this enlightening, accessible guide presented in a comic-strip format." -- Booklist (Editor's Choice) "A guide to creating comics that is as thoughtful and entertaining as the best-loved work in the field, both enjoyable and accessible to casual fans of the form and the new gold standard for artists who want to create their own comics, manga, and graphic novels. -- Bookslut "More than a how-to, the book goes beyond simple instruction, digging into the real dirt of creating comics." -- Kirkus Reviews