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How to Draw Comics Marvel Way Paperback – 1 Jan 1986

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (1 Jan. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671530771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671530778
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 485,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Since very few of us draw with just our fingernails, let's start off with what you'll need. Read the first page
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When I was told about a book on how to draw comic superhero's like Spiderman and Thor, I had to buy it. Though being a DC Comics fan Ii thought this book could help me give my drawings more atomsphere and feeling.
If you want to learn how to draw the right way then get this book.
This book teaches you how to draw faces, feet, hands, bodies and everything need to create that perfect picture.
It also teaches you and gives you tips on drawing things in perspective and the use of shadow to show more realistic characters and scenes.
Even at 17 years old I found this book very good to learn from, in my eyes probably the best book on drawing comic book characters and scenes around.
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If you have a small talent for drawing and you are pulled towards illustrating your own comics or characters, then this is the best book you can buy as a platform to build on. If you are wondering as to why your superheroes look out of proportion or you want to capture them in an amazing dramatic pose, then take a look in the book. It shows you every aspect of creating characters and storybooks, with a word on inking thrown in too. I also own the DC Comics Guide to Pencilling, and that really is a poor cousin in comparison to this book. Yes, the characters may look a bit dated as this came out a million years ago, however study this book, refer back to it, and take your drawings to the next level.
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Perhaps the first and only book you should ever think of reading if you are serious about getting into drawing comics as a living. Stan Lee provides the actual information following on with John Buscema's classic artwork which both add a brilliant art instruction with clear and solid info about all the processes that you need to know about drawing comic book characters, pages and also drawing a comic book cover.

You'll find the book inspirational and clear and easy to read, just the section on perspective you may need to re-read again!
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My son has caught the cartoon drawing bug and pestered me to purchase this book. It has been money well spent as the book shows in steps how to create those well known marvel characters. It also provides support to bring the characters to life with explicit instructions. Would highly recommend!!
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This book is a good place to begin if you're trying to start your own comic. It is aimed at beginners and will not offer much to the more experienced artist. Buy this if you are a novice with no experience in comic art, it will help greatly.
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As someone with little or no drawing talent but a real love of comic books, I bought this title to see if i could perhaps learn a little about how it's all done. The book not only does that, it entertains and informs on a lot more as well. It's a real nuts and bolts guide on how to get started as an artist, working right from the basics on how to draw all the way through to completing your own comic book.
Most interesting of all is the Marvel design and composition philosophy laid out by the inimitable Stan Lee, basically an illustrated guide on how to 'direct' the action going on within the pages you create. To say something has 'comic-book action' is usually used in a derogatory sense, but when you see the Marvel scene next to a run of the mill scene you learn to appreciate the time and thought that went into it.
The only downside is the lack of colour, either in the pages or in the training guide itself, and it concentrates almost exclusively on pencil and ink creations. However, as it's aimed squarely at the beginner this is no big loss. Just creating one of the comic pages in the lessons took me hours of tongue-chewing concentration, but the fact that I created it at all, let alone had the urge to sit there doing it for so long has to speak volumes for this book.
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This book is awesome. I'm no comic book geek, and I'm not a top illustrator either. I am someone that occasionally like sketching and doodling though. I've always had an appreciation for the artwork in comic books, and thought I'd pick up this book for some helpful hints. I figured, If nothing else, there'll be some cool pictures inside.
When it arrived, I was pleasantly suprised, it's a substantial book, very well layed out, and narrated in Stan Lee's quirky tone. It covers all the fundamentals, perspective, the figure, human heads etc. So far I'm very impressed. I'm predicting a massive improvement in the quality of my sketches!
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Some people warned me when I was thinking about buying this book that it wouldn't help me in developing a drawing skill because it was not a "How to Draw Book", but man were they wrong. Stan Lee' enthusiasm shines like a light house in the dark throughout the book, helping the reader 'get into the mood' and John Buscema' art work is (as per usual) fantastic. Not only does it help develop your skill but begins from scratch and is an amazing book for the begginer (more so than an intermediate artist). In my view the only thing missing is a little splash of colour in the pages that follow the front cover. If you want to learn to draw comics books (not only the hero and villian figures but also objects, perspective, inking, rendering [shading], front cover design and almost everything else you could think of. then this is for you.
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