Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X -Men, and Iron Man

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics: From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X -Men, and Iron Man

3.6 30
by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Neal Adams
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:
 
* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work

When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan

Overview

In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for:
 
* Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons
* Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work

When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper!
            His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great.
            He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic!
            In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages!
            And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools.
           Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way.  John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee!

It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior!


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307786487
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
10/12/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
368,640
File size:
54 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

STAN LEE is an icon in the comic book world. He is the creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and such classic and immortal characters as Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil, and X-Men. He, in effect, invented the modern superhero and revived a dying industry. He has conceived more billion-dollar franchises than any other comics creator, and more than 2 billion comics based on his creations have sold in over 75 countries and in 25 languages. Stan Lee is the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2008.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a book for anyone of any age who wants to create their very own comics. The books author, Stan Lee, is a major comic book artist and editor and helped create so many of the iconic characters that we see in today's comics. Anyway, let's get to the things that this book features. It features great instruction, it tells the tools that are needed, etc. The things that it covers are. . . human figures, shapes, perspective, action, backrounds, layouts, cinematics, penciling, inking, coloring, and more. Here are some other things to consider. IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER TO COMICS If you are a beginner to comic drawing, you should get this book. It provides great instruction for the newcomers to comic creation. IF YOU ARE AN AVERAGE COMIC ARTIST If you are an average comic artist, this book is really great because it offers little details such as wording and panel size and layout. It really does offer good details to make your art better. IF YOU ARE A PRO COMIC ARTIST If you are a proffetional comic artist, than you really don't need this. THE THINGS THAT ARE NOT GOOD ABOUT THIS BOOK The things that are not good about this book are these; it relies heavily that you have computer software and scanners and drawing tablets, etc. It really needs to teach you more about how to draw it yourself, instead of teaching you to color your art the normal way, it mainly teaches how to digitally ink and color your art. Even though it may look better and be easier, I just want to know how to do it the pen-and-paper way. Thanks for reading! If it was helpful, click "yes". Thanks! -Emperor Evanus
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book but it has a lot of disapionting examples
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My spider sense is tingling that this is the best how-to book ever! Stan Lee's how to draw comics was an excellent guide of instructions on how to make your own comics just like the man himself, all while providing you with history and back stories of his life and of the comics he's made and others have made throughout history! If your looking for how to draw your own comics, then you've got the right book. Stan Lee will provide you with every single step you need to create your own comic books from penciling, to inking and coloring, and even perspectives. He also lets you know all the tools you will need along the way like drawing tablets, drafting tools, rulers, and of course pens and pencils! And while you slowly start to become a comic book artist like Stan Lee you also learn a lot about the history of comic books and how they've evolved throughout history and changed in tone. Some things you'll learn are how comics went from their friendly silver age in the 1950's of superheroes just saving the day to later times when they started to allow darker aspects and educational things like drugs to avoid in issues of books like the amazing Spider-man. So buy this book today and let Stan the man Lee induldge you in the history of his work and comic book creators like him all while telling a story of their history! I'm making an ethnography about comic book fans and this book didn't provide insight on how such a fan base started and information on all the comic books that they love and how they're made.        
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most amazing how-to book since the invention of the phone! :D
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I would draw, so I would look at some books like this. Love the cover. The art styles throughout were good. A fun book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Spider man is a mortal,thats why i like VENOM!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should make the book a picture book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is awesome now i can finally make my own comic books using marvel chracters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HATE YOU SPIDER MAN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many useless reviews on this particular book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is soooo stupid take my advice don't buy it you should buy the free sample thats how you find out how lame it is then you wouldn't want buy it then you would hate it and want to erase it trust me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Helped me eith my thought bubbles and reproductive design
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*Walks in and looks at the person.* Who are you. You have 10 seconds to answer if you want to live. *Balances his pistol against the person's forehead.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You have a crush on him dont you?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anyone else think that its funny that they put stan lee (the actual creator!) last
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so awesome (like a NARWHAL!!!!!) and derpy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Draw superman and batman
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lilly u on