TOP 15 BOOKS TO OWN IF YOU WANT TO DRAW GREAT COMIC BOOKS

A Listmania! list by Tex (Hyde nr. Manchester, UK)
 
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth
1.  Figure Drawing for All It's Worth by Loomis
The list author says:
  "The bible of figure drawing. This book is to art what Gray's Anatomy is to medicine. Difficult to find these days, it's worth the effort. A treasure  trove of information illustrated by a master."
Used & New from: £36.87
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Comics and Sequential Art
2.  Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner
The list author says:
  "Will Eisner's incomporable how-to guide about comic book art and layout. A necessary addition to the library of every comic book artist."
Used & New from: £2.66
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Drawing Dynamic Hands (Practical Art Books)
3.  Drawing Dynamic Hands (Practical Art Books) by Burne Hogarth
The list author says:
  "Simply the best book available about drawing that most difficult body part: the hand."
£16.99   Used & New from: £6.93
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression
4.  The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression by Gary Faigin
The list author says:
  "A face without expression says nothing. Learn how to add depth to your characters with this extraordinary  book."
Used & New from: £17.51
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Dynamic Figure Drawing: A New Approach to Drawing the Moving Figure in Deep Space and Foreshortening (Practical Art Books)
5.  Dynamic Figure Drawing: A New Approach to Drawing the Moving Figure in Deep Space and Foreshortening (Practical Art Books) by Burne Hogarth
The list author says:
  "Another Hogarth classic that every comic book artist should own."
Used & New from: £6.40
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Drawing Dynamic Comics (Cutting Edge (Watson-Guptill Paperback))
6.  Drawing Dynamic Comics (Cutting Edge (Watson-Guptill Paperback)) by Andy Smith
The list author says:
  "Andy Smith's book is an outstanding guide to drawing modern comics. Covers all the basics, plus some cool advanced techniques."
£12.93   Used & New from: £4.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork
7.  Perspective! for Comic Book Artists: How to Achieve a Professional Look in Your Artwork by David Chelsea
The list author says:
  "Entertaining and educational, a superb how-to on another very tricky subject."
£16.99   Used & New from: £6.51
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

How to Draw Animals (Perigee)
8.  How to Draw Animals (Perigee) by Jack Hamm
The list author says:
  "You'll have to draw them one day, and this book is THE one to have in your library."
£7.61   Used & New from: £3.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics
9.  The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics by Klaus Janson
The list author says:
  "Klaus Janson's book on inking is the best I've read on the subject. With art by Janson and FrankMiller, don't waste time buying other inking books. Buy this first."
£14.00   Used & New from: £6.99
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Drawing Cutting-edge Comics (Christopher Hart Titles)
10.  Drawing Cutting-edge Comics (Christopher Hart Titles) by Chris Hart
The list author says:
  "A prolific author of sequential art how-to books, Cutting-Edge comics is Hart's best on the subject...and that's saying something."
Used & New from: £5.90
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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How to Draw Those Bodacious Bad Babes of Comics
11.  How to Draw Those Bodacious Bad Babes of Comics by Frank McLaughlin
The list author says:
  "Learn how to render those stylised femmes, good and bad, of comicdom."
Used & New from: £8.89
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Book of a Hundred Hands (Dover Anatomy for Artists)
12.  The Book of a Hundred Hands (Dover Anatomy for Artists) by George B. Bridgman
The list author says:
  "Bridgman's classic is a superb reference book to keep handy in the studio."
£9.99   Used & New from: £3.13
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

How to Draw Comics Marvel Way
13.  How to Draw Comics Marvel Way by Lee
The list author says:
  "This book is a bit dated these days, but it contains all the basics you'll need. Definitely one for the collection."
Used & New from: £7.73
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Perspectives for Comic Books (How to S.)
14.  Perspectives for Comic Books (How to S.) by Pat Quinn
The list author says:
  "Pat Quinn's book is a superb primer on basic perspective applied to comic books."
Used & New from: £23.09
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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Artists on Comics Art
15.  Artists on Comics Art by Mark Salisbury
The list author says:
  "Get an insight into the thought processes of the professionals."
£9.53   Used & New from: £0.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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