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publisher: Kids Can Press

Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club

illustrated by Willow Dawson

tagged: composition & creative writing, cartooning
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list price: $16.95
edition:Hardcover
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published: Sep 2010
pages: 112
ISBN:9781554534388
publisher: Kids Can Press
Description

Twelve-year-olds Lila and Ecco are obsessed with comics. Every summer, they dress up as their favorite characters to attend the local comic book convention. This year, after they stumble into a workshop of comics creators, Lila and Ecco come to an exciting realization --- they can make their very own comic books!

Join Lila and Ecco as they embark on their exciting and rewarding do-it-yourself adventure. Along the way, readers will see how comics can be used to share stories with their friends and say what they want to say. They'll also learn how to harness ideas and inspiration; create believable characters and stories; illustrate motion, suspense and time passing; tips and step-by-step instructions on inking, coloring, lettering, cover art and design, binding comics and much, much more.

About the Author
Willow Dawson is an award-winning author and illustrator originally from Vancouver, B.C. Her last name means "son of the daw," which is short for jackdaw, a type of blackbird. Willow's books include The Wolf-Birds, Avis Dolphin, Hyena in Petticoats, The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea, Lila and Ecco's DIY Comics Club, and No Girls Allowed. Dawson also visits schools and libraries regularly and teaches "Creating Comics and Graphic Novels" at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. She lives in Toronto, ON with her partner and their two children.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre
  • Short-listed, Great Graphic Novels for Teens, YALSA
Editorial Review

Is it a story of two friends creating a comic, or a step-by-step guide to making comics? Why, its both, actually. And what's most surprising is not that the guide is so comprehensive and easy to follow but that the framing story not only couches the lessons in comfortable language but is also diverting in its own right.

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