Incredible Comics with Tom Nguyen: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick-Ass Comic Art

Incredible Comics with Tom Nguyen: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Kick-Ass Comic Art

by Tom Nguyen
     
 

Kick-start your comic book career!

In the comic book industry, cookie-cutter artists just don't cut it. In this book, professional comic book artist Tom Nguyen shows you how to make your work stand out from the masses: Populate your world with convincing heroes, villains and citizens ... Pump-up the drama with perspective, page design and other

Overview

Kick-start your comic book career!

In the comic book industry, cookie-cutter artists just don't cut it. In this book, professional comic book artist Tom Nguyen shows you how to make your work stand out from the masses: Populate your world with convincing heroes, villains and citizens ... Pump-up the drama with perspective, page design and other powerful techniques ... And, ultimately, put it all together to tell kick-ass, action-packed stories!

You'll learn how to:

  • draw pumped-up dudes and hot babes, with muscles and curves in all the right places.
  • dress 'em in killer costumes and everyday outfits, complete with hairstyles and accessories.
  • round out your cast with punks, grandmas, kids, melon heads and other supporting characters.
  • draw blood-curdling sneers, dagger eyes, and other expressive facial features.
  • use gesture sketches to establish pose and action.
  • get creative with poses, camera angles, perspective, and page layout for maximum drama and efficient storytelling.
  • follow the step-by-step process of bringing two scripts to life, from thumbnails to finished inking tips.

Illustrated with dos, don'ts, and tons of step-by-step instruction, this is a real-world guide to the skills you need to make it as a comic book artist. Armed with these inside secrets and tricks-of-the-trade, you'll be more than just another good artist, but a bona fide, super-hero-style storyteller!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581809466
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
08/15/2007
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author


Tom Nguyen is a full-time freelancer whose clients include DC, Marvel, Wizard: The Comics Magazine, Upper Deck Entertainment and others. He's worked on JLA, X-Men Unlimited, Justice League Elite, JLA-Z, Superman: The Man of Steel, Major Bummer, Aquaman: Secret Files & Origins and Starman: 80-Page Giant. www.tomnguyenart.com

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