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Withrow and Danner's Character Design for Graphic Novels Now in Stores

Character Design for Graphic Novels not only showcases the best in character design from the world's leading artists on-screen and on the printed page but also provides a hardworking guide to the process behind the evolution and development of character design, the key milestones of the art, the genre busters, and the genre definers.

This heavily illustrated, full-color book offers a unique insight into the creative process, interviewing the genre's leading artists, showcasing their work, and showing how it is done so you can benefit from their expertise when creating your own graphic novel characters.

The book highlights biographies of the major artists in each field, their inspirations, their achievements, and their finest hours to help you succeed in this competitive field.

Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Rotovision/Focal Press (March 30, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0240809025
ISBN-13: 978-024080902

About the Authors

Steven Withrow is a writer, editor, and author of two previous books, Toon Art: The Graphic Art of Digital Cartooning (Ilex Press/Watson-Gutpill, 2003) and Webcomics: Tools & Techniques for Digital Cartooning (Ilex Press/Barron's; 2005; with John Barber). He teaches children's literature and sequential art in the continuing education program at Rhode Island School of Design.

Alexander Danner’s writings about comics have appeared in numerous publications including Comixpedia and The Webccomics Examiner. He also writes comics and plays; his stories "The Discovery of Spoons" (with John Barber) and "Five Ways to Love a Cockroach" (with Neal Von Flue) have each earned Webcartoonists' Choice Awards.

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