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How to draw a graphic novel / Balthazar Pagani ; with pro tips by Otto Gabos ; illustrations by Marco Maraggi ; translated by Howard Curtis.

Pagani, Balthazar, 1975- (author.). Gabos, Otto, (contributor.). Maraggi, Marco, 1990- (illustrator.). Curtis, Howard, (translator.).


How to draw a graphic novel is structured as a series of short art courses that combine technical advice with creative inspiration. The book includes lessons in how to construct a narrative, develop characters, design settings, as well as the basics of printing, binding and digital file set-up. Each lesson is supported by striking illustrations by graphic novel artist Marco Maraggi, and professional artworking tips are delivered in the style of a graphic novel by renowned Italian cartoonist and comics lecturer Otto Gabos. The book also includes biographies of and interviews with cult creators who share insights into their working process as well as work from their sketchbooks.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780500660201
  • ISBN: 0500660204
  • Physical Description: 95 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 30 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Italian.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 96) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: What is a graphic novel? -- A quick history of comics -- Before you start drawing -- The basics of working -- Get started -- You've finished drawing, now what? -- Cult creators -- Creator interviews.
Subject: Graphic novels > Technique.
Comic books, strips, etc. > Technique.
Drawing > Technique.

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at Kenton County.


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Covington Branch 741.51 P129h 2023 (Text) 33126025965181 New YA Graphic Novels Available -
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Independence Branch 741.51 P129h 2023 (Text) 33126025119847 New YA Graphic Novels Reshelving -

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