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Martinbrough, Shawn: How to Draw Noir Comics. The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling. New York: Watson-Guptill, 2007. (144 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-8230-2406-7
BibTeX citation key: Martinbrough2007
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Categories: General
Keywords: Authorial poetics, Creative process, Instructional comic, Martinbrough. Shawn
Creators: Martinbrough
Publisher: Watson-Guptill (New York)
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How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling is an instructional book based on the cinematic, high contrast noir style of acclaimed comic book and graphic novel illustrator, Shawn Martinbrough.
Martinbrough’s work has been published by DC Comics, Vertigo and Marvel Comics, illustrating stories ranging from Batman to the X-Men. This is his first book.
In How to Draw Noir Comics, Martinbrough shows how the expert use of the color black is critical for drawing noir comics. He demonstrates how to set a mood, design characters and locations, stage action and enhance drama, and discusses important topics like page layout, panel design, and cover design.
How to Draw Noir Comics includes The Truce, an original graphic novel written and illustrated by Martinbrough which incorporates the many lessons addressed throughout the book, and has an introduction by critically-acclaimed novelist Greg Rucka, author of the graphic novel Whiteout, currently in production as a major motion picture.

Table of Contents

Greg Rucka: Foreword (8)

Preface (11)

1. The Tools (12)
2. The Basics (20)
3. Creating a Mood with Shadow and Light (34)
4. Visualizing the Script (52)
5. Page Layout (66)
6. Staging Action (84)
7. Creating Drama (100)
8. Designing the Covers (114)

Graphic Novel: The Truce (124)

Acknowledgments (142)
Index (144)
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