The Art of Comic Book Drawing

More than 100 drawing and illustration techniques for rendering comic book characters and storyboards

The Art of Comic Book Drawing
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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781633228306
Publisher: Walter Foster
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Description

Wham! Pow! Bam! Kaboom! Learn everything you need to make your own comic books, superheroes, and story lines with The Art of Comic Book Drawing.

Featuring step-by-step tutorials, helpful tips, and dozens of drawing and illustration techniques, aspiring cartoonists, graphic illustrators, and comic book artists will discover all of the basics, from creating characters to mastering features and expressions to bringing it all together with unique and interesting story lines. Veteran comic book artists teach you to draw basic cartoon characters, superheroes, villains, and more using simple, step-by-step drawing lessons. Once you get the hang of illustrating your favorite characters, you’ll learn to draw action scenes, set up panels, add speech bubbles, and even learn the basics of cartoon and comic book word treatments.

With approachable exercises and projects to guide you, The Art of Comic Book Drawing allows beginning artists to create their own comic books, step by step. This helpful guide also includes dozens of practice pages and easy-to-use comic book templates so you can put your newfound skills to immediate use.

The author

Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota—Duluth, Maury began an illustration career, and his freelance work has spanned a variety of subject matter and illustration styles, including cartooning, medical illustration, natural sciences, patient education, and watercolor. An avid nature enthusiast, Maury lives in northern Minnesota with his wife and two children. Visit www.mauryillustrates.com and maurymedicalart.com.

Bob Berry has been an artist, illustrator, and character and graphic designer for more than 15 years. While the mainstay of Bob Berry's work is for children's publishing and textbooks, Bob has also provided art and illustration for CDs, children's games, toy packaging, and more. Visit bobberryillustration.com.

Jim Campbell is a professional comic-book letterer, one-time writer (perhaps again in the future) and occasional artist—although his enthusiasm rather outstrips his actual ability. He knows more about print production than mortal man was meant to know and has scanned more images than you’ve had hot dinners. Unless you’re 90 years old.

Dana Muise is an animator working in the broadcast and TV cartoon industry. By night, he lives in the world of comics, monsters, and space creatures. The only thing he likes better than space monsters is teaching people how to draw them. Dana attended Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He lives in beautiful San Francisco, California with his wife Leigh, a talented artist, and daughter Eva, his favorite little monster of all. Visit www.danamuise.net.

Joe Oesterle is an award-winning writer and illustrator. He has worked as the Art Director of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle apparel division and performed double-duty as Art Director and Senior Editor at National Lampoon. His work has appeared on television, radio, books, magazines, and websites. Joe is especially proud of the fact that a humorous animated short he wrote, directed, and voiced has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution since 2001. Visit www.joeoportfolio.com.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781633228306
Illustrations: 250 images
Size: 8.75 in x 11.67 in / 222.25 mm x 296.42 mm
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