Books by Publisher: Back Stage Books,U.S.

    How To Draw Noir Comics

    By Shawn Martinbrough

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    Paperback Save £4.74 = £13.25

    Noir is just as powerful in comics as it is in films: dark angles, shadowy, high contrast images, moody lighting, an anti-hero that struggles with moral conflicts. This work walks the reader step-by-step through layout, thumbnails, staging the action and working with actual scripts. It also contains the twenty-two page...

    How To Make A Watercolor Paint Itself

    By Nita Engle

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    Paperback Save £4.74 = £13.25

    An approach to watercolour that shows readers how to combine spontaneity and control to produce realistic paintings.


    By Steven Erikson

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    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    The Crippled God has been granted a place in the pantheon, a schism threatens, sides must be chosen but whatever each god decides, the rules have changed - and the first blood spilled will be in the mortal world: a world in which a host of characters, familiar and new,...


    By Spencer Johnson

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    Paperback Save £0.34 = £6.65

    This Present, according to the old man, is 'the best present a person can receive.' Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present.

    Lighting and the Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Celebrity Editorial Photography

    By Michael Grecco

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    Paperback Save £5.94 = £15.05

    One of the best-known celebrity photographers in the world shares the secrets of great portraits with photographers at every level. Sections on cameras, illumination, film and digital, lighting set-ups with diagrams, plus intriguing case studies make this book a resource photographers will use repeatedly.

    Creating Characters With Personality

    By Tom Bancroft

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    Paperback £13.25

    From Snow White to Shrek, it is the design that communicates a character's personality, before a single word of dialogue is spoken. This book explains the design concepts, character hierarchy, and on how to work with script, how to maximize a pose, and how to finish a character that sparkles....

    Gweilo: Memories Of A Hong Kong Childhood

    By Martin Booth

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    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    Shadowed by the unhappiness of his warring parents, a broad-minded mother who, like her son, was keen to embrace all things Chinese, and a bigoted father who was enraged by his family's interest in 'going native', Martin Booth's compelling memoir is a journey into Chinese culture and an extinct colonial...

    Midnight Tides

    By Steven Erikson

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    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    The fifth awesome tale in Erikson's epic Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy sequenceAfter decades of warfare, the tribes of the Tiste Edur have at last united under the rule of the Warlock King.


    By Jean Sasson

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    Paperback £7.25

    She tells of her own life, from her turbulent childhood to her arranged marriage - a happy one, until her husband decided to take a second wife - and of the lives of her sisters, her friends and her servants.

    Learning To See Creatively

    By Brian Peterson

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    Paperback Save £5.54 = £14.45

    Almost everyone can "see" in the conventional sense, but developing photographic vision takes practice. This work helps photographers visualize their work, and the world, in a whole new light. Using inventive photographs from his own portfolio, the author deconstructs creativity for photographers.

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