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New textbook teaches cartooning
Jessica Abel and Matt Madden, who teach comic art at New York’s School of Visual Arts, have authored Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: A Definitive Course from Concept to Comic in 15 Lessons and were interviewed on National Public Radio.
Abel and Madden have been teaching comic art at New York’s School of Visual Arts for the past eight years. They realized they did not have a definitive, structured text to use in class, so they took on the task of creating a lesson-based textbook for use in college-level, studio-class settings.
They also had another reason for wanting Drawing Words and Writing Pictures. Both Abel and Madden are accomplished comic artists, but neither of them had received formal training. They learned on the job, channeling the little information that was available from various sources.