Recognized worldwide, and spanning several generations, the iconic characters of the Archie comics still entertain audiences today. One of the longest-running comic brands in history, 73 years since its introduction, Archie is going strong with 1.5 billion comics sold worldwide and more than 5 million comics sold annually in North America alone. The brand began a digital push in 2009 that has expanded to a digital comic app with over 12 million downloads, ranking in within the Top 25 comic apps, digital sales and social media syndication, and has 191K Facebook fans.
Walter Foster's Learn to Draw Archie & Friends encompasses all of the well-known characters and properties within the nostalgic brand, including Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Josie & the Pussycats, as well as Archie, Jughead, Reggie, Betty, and Veronica. Featuring the art and aesthetic of the original comic series, this title makes a covetable collector's item for anyone who grew up with Archie or is interested in learning to draw classic comic style art. With a section devoted to each property within the franchise, featuring historical anecdotes and facts as well as step-by-step drawing lessons, the adventures of Archie and his gang will continue on the sketchpads of artists everywhere.
Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.