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Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Limited Edition: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Limited Edition: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man Cover

 

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In this signed and numbered limited edition of Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:

 

* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons

* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work

When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper!

            His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.

            He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic!

            In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages!

            And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.

            As Stan himself says, much has changed since his groundbreaking How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way came out. It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior!

 

About the Author

STAN LEE is an icon in the comic book world. He is the creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and such classic and immortal characters as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and X-Men. He, in effect, invented the modern superhero and revived a dying industry. He has conceived more billion-dollar franchises than any other comics creator, and more than 2 billion comics based on his creations have sold in over 75 countries and in 25 languages. Stan Lee is the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2008.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780823000852
Subtitle:
From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and Iron Man
Publisher:
Watson-Guptill
Author:
Lee, Stan
Author:
Kane, Gil
Author:
Dynamic Forces
Author:
Romita, John, Sr.
Author:
Adams, Neal
Author:
John Romita, Sr.
Author:
Kirby, Jack
Subject:
Drawing
Publication Date:
20101116
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
117 4-C; 117 BandW ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.69 x 8.79 x .86 in 2.62 lb

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