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praise for Drawing Words & Writing Pictures A gold mine of essential information for every aspiring comics artist. Highly recommended. Scott McCloud, author of Understanding Comics Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is an ambitious and successful work from two of the comics art form’s most experienced instructors….I always look forward to teaching comics classes, but […]

September 29th 2011

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Cartoonist and writer Jessica Abel is the author of  the graphic novel La Perdida (Pantheon Books) as well as two textbooks about making comics, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics (First Second Books), written in collaboration with her husband, the cartoonist Matt Madden. She’s also the co-writer of the graphic novel Life Sucks. Previously, she published Soundtrack and Mirror, Window (Fantagraphics Books), two collections […]

September 29th 2011

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These images are available for use in the context of a review or article about my work. If you choose to use one of them, you must run a credit line along with it, as indicated in the caption. If you need print-resolution versions of these images, please contact me.        

September 29th 2011

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who is Jessica Abel? Jessica Abel is a cartoonist and writer. Born and raised in Chicagoland, she moved in 2000 to Brooklyn, New York, after a two-year pit stop in Mexico City. Since 2012, she’s lived in Angoulême, France, with her husband, Matt Madden, and two children. (more: see bio) Photo by Gert Jan Pos

September 26th 2011

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