Comics and Sequential Art: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist

Will Eisner (Author)


Will Eisner is one of the twentieth century's great American artists, a man who pioneered the field of comic arts. Here, in his classic Comics and Sequential Art, he refines the art of graphic storytelling into clear, concise principles that every cartoonist, comic artist, writer, and filmmaker meeds to know. Adapted from Eisner's landmark course at New York's School of Visual Arts, Comics and Sequential Art is an essential text filled with invaluable theories and easy-to-use techniques. Eisner reveals here the fundamentals of graphic storytelling. He addresses dialogue, anatomy, framing, and many other important aspects of the art form. Fully updated and revised to reflect current practices and technology, including a section on digital media, this introduction to the art of comics is as valuable a guide as it was when first published.

Product Details

$23.95  $22.03
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
July 01, 2008
7.92 X 0.49 X 9.94 inches | 1.04 pounds
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About the Author

Born in New York City, Will Eisner (1917-2005) was the author of the legendary comic strip The Spirit, as well as fifteen graphic novels and three influential instructional textbooks. The comic industry's top awards, the Eisner Awards, are named in his honor.


Indispensable technique from the mind of the master cartoonist who developed them. --Jeff Smith, creator of Bone"
There isn't a comics artist alive who hasn't benefited from Will Eisner's masterful work and formidable vision. --Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics"
When I decided I wanted to write comics, I bought a copy of Will Eisner's Comics and Sequential Art and studied it. If I were starting out today, with all the books on comics and graphic novels out there, I'd still begin with this book. --Neil Gaiman, creator of Sandman"