With the DWWP method, you’ll arrive at a deep understanding of visual and structural storytelling through structured activities, with frequent dips into the nuts and bolts of actually getting ideas on paper, including thumbnailing, penciling, lettering, and inking with both a nib and a brush. You’ll also learn principles such as composition as it applies to the panel and the page.
Unlike existing instructional books devoted to comics, which lack both concrete exercises and progress markers, DWWP has a cumulative and carefully systematized methodology. Each of the fifteen chapters focuses on a particular aspect of comics and comes complete with homework, extra credit activities and supplementary reading suggestions. Illustrated extensively by the authors and with numerous examples of international masters of the medium, DWWP provides a comprehensive introduction to the form that will give you the tools to create your own works in this art on the rise.
The ideas and methods we teach in DWWP apply equally to all kinds of long-form graphic narrative: whether one page or a thousand, whether superheroes, manga, memoir, or any other narrative approach. We do not discriminate based on style or story content. These tools will serve all.
Additional resources for students and teachers are available on the accompanying website, DW-WP.com.