- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Image Comics; illustrated edition edition (12 Jun. 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582409099
- ISBN-13: 978-1582409092
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 2.3 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,706,786 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Studio Space Hardcover – 12 Jun 2008
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Top Customer Reviews
|Length: 0:24 Mins|
These artists write in first person, talking about how they got started in art, their influences, their schools, studio space and work flow. Included are artworks they have done over their careers with their thoughts. There are really interesting stuff like cringing at old work, or reading about the artist wanting to be with their girlfriends than at the drawing board.
The writeup is authentic and raw. It's very inspiring and motivating to know a bit about the people who create great comics.
At 320 pages, some might complain that the pages devoted to each artists might not be enough. True, but there's a always a compromise between variety and depth.
Since the book is titled Studio Space, there's a good amount written on the artists' working style. Read about their choice of medium, the preparation they do for their projects, where they work and other things they think about. Oh, no, this book doesn't contain a lot of photos into their actual work area.
This book provides incredible depth to comics we read, by giving us the back stories through the eyes of the creators.Read more ›
Sections I enjoyed the most were Joe Kubert.I was never a huge fan but have absolute admiration for the man having read the chapter on him and viewed the work. A shame he is no longer with us, but his legacy continues.
Brian Bolland, always funny and ironic. A true "original" and always nice to see the old pictures of his workspace/studio compared to now.
Other sections that surprised me were Jim Lee and Tommy Lee Edwards.
I was rather dissapointed in the Frank Miller and Dave Gibbons sections. However, with Gibbons I would recommend you buy his "Watching the Watchmen" book- utterly fantastic.
I enjoyed this book knowing the work of specific artists within the book, and found other artists within the book I hadn't heard of to be just a inspirational to read about as those I already knew about. An inspiring book to read between work breaks!
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Art, Architecture & Photography > Graphic Arts > Illustration
- Books > Biography > Artists, Architects & Photographers
- Books > Biography > Novelists, Poets & Playwrights
- Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Genre
- Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Publishers > Dark Horse
- Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Publishers > Fantagraphics
- Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Publishers > Hamlyn
- Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Publishers > Image Comics
- Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Publishers > Titan Books