THEY SAY ABOUT IT
The Drawing Board Journals gave me a greater understanding of an artist’s considerations, as well as the very language and vocabulary of the art. It also brought me to the humbling realization that the best illustrated books don’t come from just a writer’s words or just an artist’s drawings, but when both creative streams merge into a story flow that lets the reader set sail.
I am enjoying reading Denise Shimabukuro's Drawing Board Journals very much. Like Will Eisner's Graphic Storytelling, or Scott McClouds' Understanding Comics, this book is not about animation or cinematic storyboarding per se, but the principles she delineates are certainly ones every animator and storyboard artist should master.
WRITER AND EDITOR
ANIMATOR, PROFESSOR OF ANIMATION, USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS
Denise has created a way of helping me find the best grouping of characters, better POV (Point-of-View) of the shots and critical to the artistry of crafting a scene; the freedom to try something NEW. And that can make all the difference in the world.