books and comics

mastering_comics_thumbMastering Comics
from First Second Books

The second in the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures series, Mastering Comics goes deeper and wider, introducing everything from webcomincs to color, and helps the developing artist get from spark to finished work, in the hands of readers.

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Drawing Words & Writing Pictures
From First Second Books

A straightforward, comprehensive, essential textbook on making comics.
Learn more about Drawing Words & Writing Pictures here.

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Life Sucks
From First Second Books

Life sucks when you’re a baby-faced kid in LA—broke,
girlfriend-less, and stuck in a dead-end job.
And when we’re talking about Dave Miller, we really mean dead-end.
A romantic-comedic story about loser vampires. Learn more about Life Sucks.

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La Perdida (complete volume)
From Pantheon Books

A story about Carla Olivares,
a young American in Mexico City.


Find out more about la Perdida, or read an excerpt.

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Mirror Window: an Artbabe Collection
A collection of all of Artbabe Volume 2 and several non-fiction
and journalistic stories published during the same period (1997-1999).

More about Mirror, Window here.

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Soundtrack: Short Stories 1989-1996
A collection of work from the self-published Artbabe Volume 1,
including the minicomics and #5, the Xeric issue. This volume also includes
a lot of work published in other magazines and comics during the same period.

More about Soundtrack here.
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radio an illustrated guide cover thumbnailRadio: An Illustrated Guide
Radio is my collaboration with Ira Glass and This American Life.
A 32-page book that will tell you all about what happens behind the
scenes at TAL and how they make their show. Also, it will tell you
how to make radio yourself.

Published by This American Life, WBEZ Chicago, Public Radio International, and Artbabe Army Publishing.
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