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While comedy writers are responsible for creating clever scripts, comedic animators have a much more complicated problem to solve: What makes a physical character funny? Comedy for Animators breaks down the answer by exploring the techniques of those who have used their bodies to make others laugh. Drawing from traditions such as commedia dell’arte, pantomime, Vaudeville, the circus, and silent and modern film, animators will learn not only to create funny characters, but also how to execute gags, create a comic climate, and use environment as a character. Whether you’re creating a comic villain or a bumbling sidekick, this is the one and only guide you need to get your audience laughing! Explanation of comedic archetypes and devices will both inspire and inform your creative choices Exploration of various modes of storytelling allows you to give the right context for your story and characters Tips for creating worlds, scenarios, and casts for your characters to flourish in Companion website includes example videos and further resources to expand your skillset--check it out at www.comedyforanimators.com! Jonathan Lyons delivers simple, fun, illustrated lessons that teach readers to apply the principles of history’s greatest physical comedians to their animated characters. This isn’t stand-up comedy―it’s the falling down and jumping around sort!

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9781138777231 | Focal Pr, December 14, 2015, cover price $149.95

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9781138777187 | Focal Pr, December 14, 2015, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: While comedy writers are responsible for creating clever scripts, comedic animators have a much more complicated problem to solve: What makes a physical character funny?

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Product Description: Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries brought the Enlightenment to America-an intellectual revolution that laid the foundation for the political one that followed. With the “first Drudgery” of settling the American colonies now past, Franklin announced in 1743, it was time the colonists set about improving the lot of humankind through collaborative inquiry...read more

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9781608195534 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, June 11, 2013, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries brought the Enlightenment to America--an intellectual revolution that laid the foundation for the political one that followed.

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9781608195725 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, June 10, 2014), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Benjamin Franklin and his contemporaries brought the Enlightenment to America-an intellectual revolution that laid the foundation for the political one that followed.

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Product Description: Fiction. In life, some events can injure, physically or psychologically; others can shatter. In MINNOWS: A SHATTERED NOVEL, a child and his younger brother get out of school for the summer, only to have their world come crashing down around them, shards raining across the text.

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9781884097553 | Small Pr Distribution, September 13, 2013, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Fiction.

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Product Description: Despite the West's growing involvement in Muslim societies, conflicts, and cultures, its inability to understand or analyze the Islamic world threatens any prospect for East–West rapprochement. Impelled by one thousand years of anti-Muslim ideas and images, the West has failed to engage in any meaningful or productive way with the world of Islam...read more

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9780231158947 | Columbia Univ Pr, December 16, 2011, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Despite the West's growing involvement in Muslim societies, conflicts, and cultures, its inability to understand or analyze the Islamic world threatens any prospect for East–West rapprochement.

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9780231158954 | Reprint edition (Columbia Univ Pr, January 14, 2014), cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Despite the West's growing involvement in Muslim societies, conflicts, and cultures, its inability to understand or analyze the Islamic world threatens any prospect for East–West rapprochement.

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Product Description: Postmodernism meets music mash-up, remixing and collage in this late-'80s coming-of-age story, an alt-underground music extravaganza that repeatedly breaks the traditional form of the novel. As Connor submerges into the underground music scene, he is enthralled by an industrial/hardcore music legend who goes by the handle “The Siren...read more

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9781434867070 | Createspace Independent Pub, December 13, 2011, cover price $12.75 | About this edition: Postmodernism meets music mash-up, remixing and collage in this late-'80s coming-of-age story, an alt-underground music extravaganza that repeatedly breaks the traditional form of the novel.

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Product Description: The corporate-funded police force of Old New York dropped its investigation into a man's mysterious death by fire. Spontaneous human combustion is the rumored cause, but a down-and-out private detective, a former member of the Old New York Police Force, soon learns that this wasn't the only man to die this way...read more

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9781583454428 | Domhan Books, August 1, 2000, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In a surreal twenty-first century full of androids, binaries, chip trippers, NewSchool Grrls and Morlocks, black acid rain and StellarNet obsession, we meet Cage, a private detective down on his luck.

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9781554042449 | Double Dragon Pub, April 30, 2005, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: The corporate-funded police force of Old New York dropped its investigation into a man's mysterious death by fire.
9781583454435 | Domhan Books, October 1, 2000, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: In a surreal twenty-first century full of androids, binaries, chip trippers, NewSchool Grrls and Morlocks, black acid rain and StellarNet obsession, we meet Cage, a private detective down on his luck.

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Product Description: This is Jonathan Lyons' second novel and is titled Machina. It is a speculative, metaphysical, philosophical, and very unusual novel that pulls in notions about reality from quantum mechanics, string theory, various religious tomes, Descartes, Eastern notions of reality and the universe, the Schroedinger probability wave, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, and more, to deal with the question of what happens when "God," whatever that is, dies...read more

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9781554041794 | Double Dragon Pub, October 31, 2004, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: This is Jonathan Lyons' second novel and is titled Machina.

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Arguing that the 1979 Iranian Revolution was an attempt to modernize Islam, not return to a traditional Islamic Utopia, the author paints a powerfully convincing portrait of the real power struggle in this ancient land--between conservative and reform-minded mullahs. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

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9780805072990 | 1 edition (Henry Holt & Co, March 1, 2003), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Describes the internal power struggle between conservative and reform Islamic elements in Iran and the resulting destablization of the country.

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9780805075144 | 2 reprint edition (Owl Books, May 1, 2004), cover price $19.00 | About this edition: Describes the internal power struggle between conservative and reform Islamic elements in Iran and the resulting destablization of the country.

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