Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist

Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist The final volume of legendary cartoonist Will Eisner s celebrated instructional trilogy explores the critical principle of body grammar in comics storytelling

  • Title: Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist
  • Author: Will Eisner Peter Poplaski
  • ISBN: 9780393331288
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • The final volume of legendary cartoonist Will Eisner s celebrated instructional trilogy explores the critical principle of body grammar in comics storytelling.

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    1. Will Eisner was born on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, Will Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined.In a career that spanned nearly eight decades from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics Will Eisner was truly the Father of the Graphic Novel and the Orson Welles of Comics He broke new ground in the development of visual narrative and the language of comics and was the creator of The Spirit, John Law, Lady Luck, Mr Mystic, Uncle Sam, Blackhawk, Sheena, and countless others.During World War II, Will Eisner used the comic format to develop training and equipment maintenance manuals for the US Army After the war this continued as the Army s PS Magazine which is still being produced today Will Eisner taught Sequential Art at the New York School of Visual Arts for 20 years The textbooks that he wrote were based on his course and are still bestsellers In 1978, Will Eisner wrote A Contract with God, the first modern Graphic Novel This was followed by almost 20 additional graphic novels over the following 25 years.The Oscars of the Comic Industry are called The Eisner Awards, and named after Will Eisner The Eisners are presented annually before a packed ballroom at San Diego Comic Con, America s largest comics convention.Wizard magazine named Eisner the most influential comic artist of all time Michael Chabon s Pulitzer prize winning novel Kavalier and Clay is based in good part on Eisner In 2002, Eisner received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Federation for Jewish Culture, presented by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman.Visit WillEisner for information about Will Eisner Like the Facebook Official Will Eisner Page.

    2. (More pictures at parkablogs)Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative is one of the three Will Eisner instructional books. The other two are Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative and Comics and Sequential Art.I bought the book to learn how to pose characters properly and create strong silhouettes. I'm glad to say that this book provides tons of examples selected from Will Eisner's years of comics.Will Eisner started the book but unfortunately passed away in 2005 before he could finish it. [...]

    3. Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative is the last of the instructional series trilogy written by Will Eisner.This was, by far, the quickest instruction manual I've ever read. That's because "Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative" is mostly composed of artwork illustrating--well--expressive anatomy. In other words: How to convey emotions through facial expressions and body language.I was able to finish the book in one sitting, which is rare for me, even when reading graphic novels.Not [...]

    4. Relative to others in this collection, this item is woefully incomplete and a relative jumble. Eisner passed before completing it on his own; and as a result, there are far too many chapters, far too little contextualizing, and little in the way of actually assessing the effectiveness of anatomy in comics. Very surface level, and inadequate at that.

    5. Nicht das beste Buch der Trilogie, wohl auch, weil es teilweise nach Eisners Tod entstand. Bilder und Texte sind teilweise aus den anderen Bänden übernommen. Und überhaupt gibt es viele Bilder & Beispiele aber wenig Theorie.

    6. Disappointing. Explanations and descriptions of images were very surface-level and were paired with hit-and-miss drawings. Best (tentatively) used as a visual collection of Eisner's drawings (he was excellent at varied body shapes), and to ignore the text entirely.

    7. Disappointing. Two stars for Eisner's beautiful drawings, but as an instructional book on anatomy it really isn't worth it.

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