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"A gold mine of essential information for every aspiring comics artist. Highly recommended." --Scott McCloud

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comic creation - for college classes or for independent study - that centers on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic. With chapters on lettering, story structure, and panel layout, the fifteen lessons offered - each complete with homework, extra credit activities and supplementary reading suggestions - provide a solid introduction for people interested in making their own comics. Additional resources, lessons, and after-class help are available on the DW-WP website.

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Jessica Abel

Cartoonist, author, and educator Jessica Abel is the author of Growing Gills: How to Find Creative Focus When You're Drowning in Your Daily Life, the graphic novel La Perdida, and two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics. Her book Out on the Wire is about how the best radio producers in the world use story to keep us listening. Jessica's new new science fiction comics series, Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars debuted in November 2016.

Abel is chair of the illustration program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Both within and without PAFA, she works with creative people to implement tools that help them actually make their work instead of just dreaming about it. Get her free tool to discover how you can work smarter and with less anxiety, here. http://jessicaabel.com/join/

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