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Get Graphic!

Using Storyboards to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, or Comic Strips

Mark Thurman (author) Emily Hearn (author)

ISBN: 9781551382524

Publication Date: May 2010

Format: Paperback

This lively new book introduces the power of the storyboard in the creative process – from brainstorming ideas to developing, revising, and finalizing stories. It describes an eight-stage process that shows, step-by-step, how students can create unique, action-filled pages for their stories and books. Planning suggestions, glossaries of visual terms, and ready-to-copy storyboards are all a part of the active process described.

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A powerful technique for encouraging students to show action that peaks and resolves, storyboards free young writers to focus on language and build skills essential to highly visual media, where words, few but apt, must resonate. Get Graphic! dem­onstrates how to use storyboards in all stages of the creative process, from brainstorming ideas to using thumbnail sketches to develop, revise, and finalize stories. Step-by-step instructions on how to generate action-filled pages and streamlined plots, as well as suggestions for planning drawings and using collage, help students create their own personalized stories and books.
Pages 96
Date Published 30 May 2010
Publisher Pembroke Publishers
Subject/s Fiction   Educational material  
Mark Thurman is best known as a children's author/illustrator. He has written and illustrated 16 books and designed and illustrated more than 25 books for other authors. As an author/illustrator, Mark has toured Canada extensively, sharing his stories and ideas with children and teachers in hundreds of schools. As a gallery artist his primary focus has been the human figure and portraits. He works in several different styles - realistic, impressionistic and the symbolic - according to the requirements and mood of the subject matter.

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