If you’ve already begun making comics, you may find yourself getting stuck on how to get to the next level. Sure, you can write a basic story. You can lay out a page. You know how to ink and scan. But when it comes to making something that really sings? That’s new in the world? You need to take a few steps further.
For more specifics, check out the table of contents for Mastering Comics and the combined index of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics.
In Mastering Comics, we return to all the topics covered in DWWP and work to not only deepen your understanding of things like pictorial composition and design, inking, and story structure, but more importantly, to broaden it. DWWP is a highly structured book, with 15 chapters that build carefully on one another, and it intentionally doesn’t offer a big palette of choices for how to make a comic. We did it that way so you would find the work achievable: You’ll come out of DWWP a cartoonist.
But of course, there are endless ways to make comics, and MC is where we try to open those floodgates and get you moving in new directions.