Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels
Scott McCloud (2006)
This one is a keeper, a very useful book, done in sequential art, that deals mainly with the storytelling aspect of making a comic. It isn’t a drawing, lettering or coloring manual, but it does have tips on each of those aspects and many more. Most of the book isn’t and won’t be dated for a long time since it covers concepts that are universal to the sequential art form, only those chapters on technology will get out of phase. If you’re making a comic, you want to read this one.