Scott McCloud

UnderstandingComicsMaking Comics Book imageHere are two of the best sources for comics:

The first - describes what comics are about and how they have evolved.

The second - Describes how to make comics. However, even if you aren't motivated to make comics you can learn a lot about interpreting comics by looking and reading this book.

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James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, & Alexis Frederick-Frost

Adventures Cartooning Book CoverAdventures Cartooning Book Cover BavckAn entertaining and and interesting story that within the story of how comics can be created. Can be and inspiring along with simple suggestions on how to begin cartooning.

Will Eisner

Will Eisners Book Cover imageWill Eisners book cover imageHere are two of the historical first sources for comics and graphic storytelling:

The first - describes what comics are about and how they have evolved.

The second - Describes principles and practices about graphic storytelling and visual narratives.