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How to make Webcomics

741.5028 HOW TO

Creating your own comic is easier than ever before. With advances in technology, the increased connectivity of social media, and the ever-increasing popularity of the comics medium, successful, DIY comics publishing is within your reach. With The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics , creators/instructors Comfort Love and Adam Withers provide a step-by-step breakdown of the comics-making process, perfect for any aspiring comics creator. This unprecedented, in-depth coverage gives you expert analysis on each step--writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. Along the way, luminaries in the fields of comics, manga, and webcomics--like Mark Waid, Adam Warren, Scott Kurtz, and Jill Thompson--lend a hand, providing "Pro Tips" on essential topics for achieving your comics-making dreams. With the insights and expertise contained within these pages, you'll have everything you need and no excuses left: It's time to make your comics!


Arm knitting

Bassetti, Amanda, author.

746.432 BASSETT

Cumbersome needles, tricky stitches, and not enough hours in the day can sometimes make knitting seem overwhelming to a busy crafter. But what if you could make gorgeous, chunky knits with nothing more than an hour, a few skeins of yarn, and your own arms? Arm knitting is the latest technique to inspire a crafting craze, and there's a good reason why: it lets you make beautiful, handmade projects faster than you ever thought possible!


World of geekcraft : step-by-step instructions for 25 super-cool craft projects

Beal, Susan.

745.5 BEAL

Readers will learn to stitch up a Morse Code quilt to send a hidden message, dig out their Perler beads to create a life-like Buffy portrait, or stick to the classics with a Super Mario cross-stitch. With step-by-step instructions, project templates, how-to illustrations, and color photographs, and featuring a variety of techniques and themes, The World of Geekcraft has something for geeks of all persuasions and affiliations.


DIY for your dog : toys, treats, and treasures to make

Blondel, Rachelle, author.

745.5 BLONDEL

Full of handmade goodness meant to be chewed, rummaged in, chased around, and worn proudly, DIY for Your Dog is a treasury of delightful DIY projects to make for your furry companions. Suitable for all breeds, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, these sweet and easy projects are presented in four sections and include everything from a cozy traveling dog bed, a knitted blanket, and a throw-and-catch bone to an adorable neckerchief, a colorful crocheted leash cover, and a made-to-measure coat for gray days. There are even recipes for wholesome and easy-to-make treats like Doggie Pops, Bite-Size Biscuits, and the ultimate Doggie Birthday Cake. Fun, practical, and irresistibly cute, DIY for Your Dog will inspire dog lovers everywhere to replace standard pet items and pamper their pups with handcrafted treasures.


DIY braids : from crowns to fishtails, easy, step-by-step hair-braiding instructions

Coefield, Sasha.

646.7247 COEFIEL

"Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips from popular beauty and fashion expert Sasha Coefield, this book shows you how to create one-of-a-kind hairstyles without ever stepping inside an expensive salon. Sasha shares all her secrets for creating and wearing her braided looks, including how to prep your hair and master traditional techniques"--Publisher.


Duct tape : 101 adventurous ideas for art, jewelry, flowers, wallets, and more

Davis, Forest Walker.

745.59 DAVIS

Move beyond the wallet with an inspiring collection of exciting duct tape projects!Sturdy and resistant, and with a myriad of interesting colors and patterns, duct tape is fast becoming a perfect crafting, home and DIY material.Duct Tape introduces the simple but versatile material and offers 101 creative projects to make. Each project is fully illustrated and contains easy-to-follow instructions for creating inexpensive craft projects of the utmost quality and aesthetic.The Tape Guy, Forest Walker Davis, helps you to create more than mere embellishments! Try making frames, bags, flowers, clothes and bow ties. These projects are just the beginning. Durable and safe to use almost anywhere, Duct Tape projects are great fun for crafters of any age!


creativeGIRL : mixed media techniques for an artful life

Donaldson, Danielle, author.

702.81 DONALDS

Find your artistic creativity with delicate doodles, big colors and lavish layers! CreativeGIRL features art projects that teach you how to draw and paint your story using pencils, watercolor paints and simple mixed-media supplies. Danielle Donaldson shows you how to draw the pretty pictures from your imagination, infuse your art with delightful color combinations and work through creative frustration with simple fixes. You'll learn how to paint with watercolor, tell visual stories with and without words and add depth with layers using mixed-media techniques and little details.


Junk box jewelry : 25 DIY low cost (or no cost) jewelry projects

Drew, Sarah.

TEEN 739.27 DREW

This beautifully illustrated guide shows teens how to create eye-catching jewelry out of found or recycled objects--at very little cost. Some fun projects include making pendants out of pebbles; sewing a stylish cuff using scraps of fabric; and fashioning a funky charm bracelet out of extra screws, washers, and other toolbox trinkets. The easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions are suitable for both beginner- and intermediate-level crafters.


101 ways to use your first sewing machine

Dubicki, Elizabeth.

646.2 DUBICKI

So you bought your first sewing machine...now what? Expert sewing author Elizabeth Dubicki will take you from fashion to home decor with 101 useful and money-saving ways to use your first sewing machine. Learn to shorten pants, alter a neckline or update last-year's suit. Decorate your home with simple pillows, a variety of drapes, or update the look of that garage-sale find. Whether you are a beginner sewer or an expert, you will appreciate this must-have reference guide to the basics.


Washi style! : over 101 great projects using Japanese-style decorative tape

Edghill, Marisa.

745.59 EDGHILL

A much prettier version of masking tape, washi tape is not as delicate as you might think. Extremely versatile and available in myriad patterns and varying widths, there's no limit to what you can create. Whether you already love washi tape or are new to the world of decorative tapes, this project-packed book is sure to inspire. Beautifully styled and photographed step-by-step projects teach you new techniques for creating and decorating with these popular tapes, with no fewer than fifty creations for you to make. Discover how to take full advantage of the unique properties of this new crafting tape. Create beautiful, personalized greeting cards, unique gift toppers, stylish party accessories, photo frames, ornaments, toys, jewelry, and more!


Vickie Howell's pop goes crochet : 36 projects inspired by icons of popular culture.

Howell, Vickie.

TEEN 746.434 HOWELL

Needlework dynamo Vickie Howell is back with a high-spirited, playful collection of goodies to crochet. Vickie Howell's Pop Goes Crochet! pays creative tribute to popular culture past and present with 40 projects inspired by celebrities in fashion, music, film, and television. Howell has whipped up a spectacular array of hip clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Everything's fashionable and as fun to make as it is to wear.


Go : a Kidd's guide to graphic design

Kidd, Chip.

J 740 KIDD

Kids love to express themselves, and are designers by nature - whether making posters for school, deciding what to hang in their rooms, or creating personalized notebook covers. Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. It's written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.


Make : fun! : create your own toys, games, and amusements

Knetzger, Bob, author.

680 KNETZGE

You don't need to own a factory to make toys. Author and toymaker Bob Knetzger has been making fun stuff all his life with simple technology like vacuum forming and mold-making. In an age where makers are tantalized by the capabilities of 3d printers and other digital fab technology, this book takes you back to old-school hand tools, simple electronics, and working with metal and plastic to make toys every bit as good as those you can find in a big-box store.

This book has something for everyone, from a marble maze to a talking booby trap; from custom cookie cutters to an "EZ Make" oven. Discover the basic principles of science, electronics, and engineering through hands-on projects that range from easy to more challenging... and are always fun!


Sew me! sewing basics : simple techniques and projects for first-time sewers

Knight, Choly, author.

646.2044 KNIGHT

This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. From cutting patterns and sewing seams to binding edges, gathering fabric and installing zippers, each new skill is accompanied by a quick practice exercise to try, allowing you to learn as you sew. Fifteen simple and straightforward projects are provided for sewing fun accessories from plushies and pincushions to placemats, hand towels, hats and more.


Photo art : 35 ways to use old and new photographs

Laycock, Ellie, author.

745.5 LAYCOCK

All of us have photos at home that we like and want to keep, but all too often they lay hidden away in packets or on a digital hard drive where we don't get to see or enjoy them. Ellie Laycock's aim with this book is to bring those images out of the dark and teach you how to use them to create wonderful new things for the home or personalized gifts for loved ones, so that these special images get a chance to shine. Discover how to use old negatives to make a window decoration, as well as how to print onto fabric to create a unique bag or purse. Find out ways of using paper prints, from transferring images onto ceramics to decorating tabletops. Unusual methods of framing photos are also included--why not try using old vintage watch housings as bracelet picture frames? Any techniques you'll need to know are clearly explained, making this an ideal source of inspiration for crafters both new and experienced.


Crafternoon

Madden, Maura, 1975-

745.5 MADDEN

A guide to getting artsy and crafty with your friends all year long.


The maker's manual : [a practical guide to the new industrial revolution]

Maietta, Andrea, author.

338.642 MAIETTA

A practical and comprehensive guide to becoming a hero of the new industrial revolution. Features dozens of color images, techniques to transform your ideas into physical projects, and must-have skills to help you unleash your creativity, make successful projects, and work toward a sustainable maker business.


Sticky fingers : DIY duct tape projects

Maletsky, Sophie, author.

TEEN 745.5 MALETSK

Sticky Fingers is a vibrant, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to creating amazing projects with the hottest crafting material on the market today: duct tape! The book includes tons of photographs alongside directions designed to make creating a wallet and making a bag even easier, while also providing a steady stream of ideas for personalizing and embellishing your duct tape creations. Each project includes icons showing difficulty level and project time, as well as helpful hints, such as how to keep your scissors clean and what to do with end pieces.


Generation T : beyond fashion : 120 new ways to transform a t-shirt

Nicolay, Megan.

646.2 NICOLAY

Megan Nicolay revolutionized the T-shirt. She repurposed it, reinterpreted it, reinvented it--and created the #1 craft book in the nation, Generation T , which continues to dominate. Now she explores new ways to slash a tee, scrunch a tee, and sew a tee with Generation T: Beyond Fashion . A collection of 120 projects for every occasion, it takes the humble yet ever-malleable tee in dozens of new directions--from baby gifts to pet accessories, stuff for the home, the car, the road, the boyfriend. There's a basic primer on techniques--knotting, sewing, braiding, lacing--plus a full tutorial on embellishing. And then an amazing range of projects ranging from the simplest no-sew to intermediate, and all have easy-to-follow illustrated directions--plus, how to throw your own Tee Party.


Knitgrrl : learn to knit with 15 fun and funky projects

Okey, Shannon, 1975-

TEEN 746.432 OKEY

KnitGrrl is an upbeat introduction to knitting, from basic materials, tools, and stitches, to fifteen easy projects designed specifically for teens and tweens. Lower the number of trips to the mall with patterns for an iPod cozy, a ponytail wool beanie, cat toys, text-messaging mittens, starry leg warmers, and ten more great patterns. The organization of the book builds skills incrementally, so friends can learn and share together. Tips on organizing knitting groups, plus quizzes and DIY projects for fun knitting-related items such as stitch markers and hand salve, make this the ultimate BKFF (Best Knitting Friends Forever) guidebook.


Tangled up! : more than 40 creative prompts, patterns, and projects for the tangler in you

Raile, Penny, author.

741.2 RAILE

With Tangled Up, now young adults and tweens can discover this innovative art form in a colorful, inspiring, and guided exploration through the world of tangling. After reviewing a few basic tools and materials, along with basic techniques and embellishments helpful for getting started, tweens will embark on a creative journey through a variety of prompts, patterns, and projects guided by talented artist and teacher Penny Raile. Featured subject matter includes tangling on and working unique patterns into flowers, fish, butterflies, peacocks and other animals. Aspiring artists will learn to create expressive, personalized art pieces relevant to their daily life, including illuminated letters, tangly tattoo art, and even tangled origami.


DIY T-shirt crafts : from braided bracelets to floor pillows, 50 unexpected ways to recycle your old T-shirts

Surian, Adrianne.

687 SURIAN

Whether you're cleaning out your closet, want to personalize your look, or just found a hole in your favorite top, it's time to take your tees to the next level with these fashion-forward projects!


Zombie felties : how to raise 16 gruesome felt creatures from the undead

Tedman, Nicola.

746.0463 TEDMAN

"There's a new craze in town, and it's not a pretty one. It's taking over previously wholesome quilters, soft-toy makers, and amigurumi enthusiasts, so you'd better pay attention. Zombie felties are on the march, and every day their numbers increase..."--P. [4] of cover.


Paper made! : 101 exceptional projects to make out of everyday paper

Terry, Kayte.

745.54 TERRY

Announcing the biggest, best, most innovative book ever on paper craft. Even better, this is not about how to use costly, artsy paper, but how to turn stuff around the housemagazines and shopping bags, candy wrappers and paint sample cards, wrapping paper, old maps, and paper towel tubes into stunning jewelry, gifts, home de'cor, party favors, and much more.


The steampunk adventurer's guide : contraptions, creations, and curiosities anyone can make

Willeford, Thomas, author.

745.5 WILLEFO

Fascinatingly Fun, Family-Friendly Steampunk Projects. Steampunk stalwart Thomas Willeford cordially invitesyou on an adventure--one in which you get to build ingenious devices of your own! Lavishly illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Phil Foglio, The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide: Contraptions, Creations, and Curiosities Anyone Can Make presents 10 intriguing projects ideal for makers of all ages and skill levels, woven into an epic tale of mystery and pursuit. Follow the exploits of Isaac and Amelia, a brother and sister who must devise a series of beguiling gizmos to rescue their uncle from a skyship that's been commandeered by a nefarious villain and his rogue automatons. Each chapter contains an installment of this captivating story along with the step-by-step instructions and list of tools and materials you'll need to create the featured gadgets.


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