Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics

Written by: Stan Lee

First line: This books is for every boy and girl, every man and woman, who ever wanted to illustrate his or her very own comic strip.

Why you should read this book: It seems to be an update of the popular How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way (in case you’re wondering, the “Marvel way” is with improbably muscled men, impossibly curvy women, foreshortened forearms, and insane punching action), and, if you want to draw comics for Marvel, or in a style that makes it look like you draw comics for Marvel, you probably want to read this book. It’s extremely detailed, taking the reader through a history of Marvel before dissecting every aspect of drawing comics, along with some elements of writing, lettering, publishing, and so on. It also includes Stan Lee’s inimitable but slightly silly voice and numerous anecdotes about his favorite artists.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You don’t want to draw comics the Marvel way.

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