Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £17.99
  • You Save: £2.41 (13%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 13 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Stan Lee's How to Draw Co... has been added to your Basket
FREE Delivery on orders over £10.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Used Good condition book may have signs of cover wear and/or marks on corners and page edges. Inside pages may have highlighting, writing and underlining. All purchases eligible for Amazon customer service and a 30-day return policy.
Trade in your item
Get a £1.23
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics Paperback – 7 Nov 2010


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£15.58
£7.94 £6.00

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics + Stan Lee's How to Write Comics
Price For Both: £33.57

Buy the selected items together


Trade In this Item for up to £1.23
Trade in Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics for an Amazon Gift Card of up to £1.23, which you can then spend on millions of items across the site. Trade-in values may vary (terms apply). Learn more

Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (7 Nov. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823000834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823000838
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.6 x 26.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 161,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

Stan Lee is a legendary American comics writer, editor and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. He is the writer of the Spider-Man syndicated newspaper strip, which is the longest running superhero strip and appears in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in November 2008.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 28 Dec. 2010
Format: Paperback
Length: 0:43 Mins
Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics is a starter guide to drawing comics aimed at beginners.

It introduces the world of comics and what you need to create them. It covers the basic topics like drawing, storytelling, finding work, etc. There are lots of useful comic creation tips discussed, complimented by examples from popular artists like Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, Frank Cho and the likes.

This isn't a technical book so there aren't any how-to or step-by-step tutorials. When you finish the book, you'll know what it takes to create comics but you'll have to get other comic drawing books to learn the technical skills. Most of the chapters introduced in this book are actually subjects that already have whole books devoted to them.

This book is recommended to beginners who have absolutely no prior knowledge on creating comics. That said, if you're past that stage, you should skip this and get books devoted to specific subjects.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mr cga shipton on 13 Dec. 2011
Format: Paperback
Stan Lee states in his introduction, in his inimitable style, that he only writes a 'how to draw comics book' every 30 years. He is of course a writer not an artist but thats not important right now. And it is those additional elements, 30 years worth of development in comics creation, that make this book interesting. 'How to draw comics the marvel way' has excellent chapters on drawing faces, anatomy and perspective. All these are the crucial elements of comics drawing. This book skirts over drawing faces, hands, and anatomy. Which is pretty disappointing, it doesn't add anything. Similarly its chapters on lettering and colouring are pretty weak - see the DC Comics guides for far more concise and relevant info.

The really interesting parts of this book, and I write as someone who has an ever growing pile of 'how to draw' books, are the parts on fore shortening and perspective in panels. Clear and interesting points. It's also notable for showing how to use 'Google sketch up' to plan panels, which is very nice too. The other strong point to this books are the examples of how NOT to do it. There are some lovely examples of comic art in varying styles. There are also some quite ropey ones too, which I suppose gives hope to the budding comic artist in a funny way.

I would say a worthwhile addition to the collector of these books. And also a great introduction. There is an extensive reading list included which covers all the great works in this field. It just seems like there are few missed opportunities to add to the great foundation 'How to draw comics the marvel way' provides.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By garfy dee on 20 Feb. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a great book. I got this as i gave away my older "How to draw the Marvel way". I had hoped that this book would be a suitable replacement. It is not!. This book is great if you already have some talent but if you are just starting out i would advise getting "How to draw the Marvel way" first as there are more practical lessons on drawing and anatomy! Put the two books together and you are sorted! ;]
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
This is a book which discusses how to draw comics. While there a few drawings to follow, it is a book 'about' rather than a book on 'how' to. It is interesting as it tells you the different elements and explains the process and the roles. This is not a drawing book in the sense of tutorials but a book about how the drawing process in comics works. Well done another great book from Stan Lee. (And another one to suggest to my learners when I teach graphics narrative).
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By andrew henry on 20 Nov. 2012
Format: Paperback
Bought for my son. He liked it and has used some of the drawings to help draw his own. Very satisfied
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
ive been trying to improve my drawing for years , i dont have time for lessons due to work, most people who write books on "how to" aren't necessarily good writers or teachers, alot of books on drawing tend to over clutter with the text rather than the how to.

stan lee has proven him self a great writer and His skill glides you through the stages you need to master, however it is up to you to recognise which parts of your drawing you need to work on, and that might mean you'll have do your own research out side of the book as the detail is adequate but kept simple in order to get you drawing rather than keep you reading

, but that's really what will make you a better artist and this book helps you identify the stages of becoming a good comic book artist, its up to you to work on each stage and revisit them until your happy with them. Classic
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback