Comics and Sequential Art - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary and Analysis

"Teaching/Learning (Sequential Art for Comics in the Print and Computer Era)" concludes Eisner's book. As the sequential art of comics is intended for reproduction, technical skills are mandatory. These are all teachable and are drawn from many disciplines, including psychology, physics, mechanics, design, language, and draftsmanship (a simplified chart makes this point). A command of drawing and writing are an obvious prerequisite. The artist must be able to produce recognizable imagery, and so should study anatomy, perspective, and composition. They should also read steadily, particularly short stories, to learn hot to create plot and narration, and to stimulate the imagination. The artist must "imagine" for the reader/viewer. Reading provides a ready bank of facts and information about many subjects that the artist can utilize on demand.

Eisner covers eleven points he feels an artist must understand about how objects...

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