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Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Comics Studio

Bryan Hitch's Ultimate Comics Studio

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by Bryan Hitch
     
 

Bryan Hitch has illustrated some of the most famous characters and worlds in the comic industry, including The Avengers, Fantastic Four, The Ultimates and Captain America.

  • Discover the drawing stages he follows to create his iconic comic art, from roughing out through to finished pencils, inks and colors.
  • Look back through

Overview

Bryan Hitch has illustrated some of the most famous characters and worlds in the comic industry, including The Avengers, Fantastic Four, The Ultimates and Captain America.

  • Discover the drawing stages he follows to create his iconic comic art, from roughing out through to finished pencils, inks and colors.
  • Look back through Bryan's stunning portfolio and learn about the pieces he's most proud of and how he manages to keep his work fresh.
  • Get first-hand advice on how to break into the comic world, including what to include in your portfolio, who to approach and when.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Well-known illustrator of Marvel classics such as Fantastic Four and Captain America, Hitch has a passion for comics and comic art that is evident in this well-designed volume. The book is a skillful blend of text, photos of the artist at work, annotated sketches, and finished illustrations. It is a visual treat in its own right, with well-organized subject matter complemented by thoughtful composition and lavish photography and art. Hitch considers himself to be primarily a storyteller, and he delves into the philosophy and technique of visual storytelling. He gives a glimpse into his thought processes, offering "guided tours" of sketches by walking readers through his work, starting with analyzing script to making decisions regarding action, panels, rhythm, and sample initial sketches. He uses both rough drafts and finished work to demonstrate these principles and techniques. His trademark style is "big" action. This has been influenced by his ongoing love affair with cinema. Frequently used cinematographic phrases, such as "camera angle," "group shot," and "widescreen action," are found throughout. Using a conversational tone, the artist speaks directly to readers as he discusses solutions to compositional problems. Final chapters offer suggestions on working in the industry by providing information on portfolio creation, industry insights, and interviewing tips. Filled with sound advice, the book is useful to both comic artists and those desiring a deeper understanding of comic art.—Barbara M. Moon, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600613272
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
10/14/2010
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Bryan Hitch is the world's most popular comic book illustrator who is best known for his role as co-creator and writer on bestselling The Authority (DC) and The Ultimates (Marvel). Bryan was also character design artist for the Ultimate Avengers animated films, the video game Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, and concept artist for the re-launch of Doctor Who. Visit www.theartofcomics.com.

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