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ERIC Number: EJ882394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
How Hard Can It Be?
Yolen, Jane
Voices from the Middle, v17 n4 p15-18 May 2010
Jane Yolen, the award-winning author of over 300 books, shares her writing process and invites us to understand the differences between writing for picture books, writing narratives, and collaborating on a graphic novel, as she experienced while writing her first graphic novel Foiled. The relationship between the illustrations and the text is central in creating graphic novels and essential to producing a quality book. Not only is the author asked to be "part art director, part movie director, part set designer and costume designer, part storyboarder," the production of graphic novels necessitates collaboration between author, artist, and editor. The sophistication with which graphic novels are written and, as a result, read has helped Jane Yolen embrace this art form, and she encourages us to do the same. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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