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Author Abel, Jessica, author, illustrator

Title Out on the wire : the storytelling secrets of the new masters of radio / Jessica Abel ; foreword by Ira Glass
Edition First edition
Published New York : B/D/W/Y/Broadway Books, 2015


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  741.440232 Abe/Oot  DUE 12-03-21
Description xi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Ira Glass -- (Excerpt from) Radio: an illustrated guide / Jessica Abel and Ira Glass -- Amuse yourself : ideas -- The heat of their breath : character and voice -- Keep or kill : story structure -- The deep sea : sound -- Your baby's ugly : the edit -- Epilogue -- Show guide
Summary "Go behind the scenes of seven of today's most popular narrative radio shows and podcasts, including This American Life and RadioLab, in graphic narrative. Every week, millions of devoted fans tune in to or download This American Life, The Moth, Radiolab, Planet Money, Snap Judgment, Serial, Invisibilia and other narrative radio shows. Using personal stories to breathe life into complex ideas and issues, these beloved programs help us to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. Each has a distinct style, but every one delivers stories that are brilliantly told and produced. Out on the Wire offers an unexpected window into this new kind of storytelling--one that literally illustrates the making of a purely auditory medium. With the help of This American Life's Ira Glass, Jessica Abel, a cartoonist and devotee of narrative radio, uncovers just how radio producers construct narrative, spilling some juicy insider details. Jad Abumrad of RadioLab talks about chasing moments of awe with scientists, while Planet Money's Robert Smith lets us in on his slightly goofy strategy for putting interviewees at ease. And Abel reveals how mad--really mad--Ira Glass becomes when he receives edits from his colleagues. Informative and engaging, Out on the Wire demonstrates that narrative radio and podcasts are creating some of the most exciting and innovative storytelling available today"-- Provided by publisher
"This graphic novel takes readers behind the scenes of their favorite radio shows and podcasts to show the storytelling techniques and ideas that produce these beloved programs"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Jessica Abel is an American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of such works as Life Sucks, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, Soundtrack, La Perdida, Mirror, Window, Radio: An Illustrated Guide, and the omnibus series Artbabe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-226) and index
Subject Radio -- Production and direction -- Comic books, strips, etc
Podcasts -- Production and direction -- Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form Graphic novels
Narrative non-fiction
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Author Broadway Books, publisher
LC no. 2015021751
ISBN 9780385348430