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

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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

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

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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!


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307786487
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 10/12/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 318,380
  • File size: 52 MB
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Meet the Author

Stan Lee
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.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    A great book on how to draw comics!

    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

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    The best book ever

    The most amazing how-to book since the invention of the phone! :D

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Great

    This is a great book but it has a lot of disapionting examples

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    My spider sense is tingling that this is the best how-to book ev

    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.        

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Lame

    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

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Chris

    Lilly u on

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    ExPeNSIVe book... but!!!!

    I rated this book a 3 because it is expensive but helps u drsw. Buy if u really enjoy drawing

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Awesome

    Helped me eith my thought bubbles and reproductive design

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    It sucks.

    Dont read

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2014

    TO BELOW

    I DONT LIKE U..............

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    SPIDER MAN IS A MORTAL

    I HATE YOU SPIDER MAN

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Alec

    This is the best book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Many useless reviews on this particular book.

    Many useless reviews on this particular book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    WOW

    This is awesome now i can finally make my own comic books using marvel chracters!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Plague

    Jordan, stop! That's not the way to do it. *tenses.*

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Jordan

    *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.*

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Raven

    No. We're friends and friends stick together.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    A person

    You have a crush on him dont you?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Nikkie to Dunno

    Yep! Lol!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    dunno

    Does anyone else think that its funny that they put stan lee (the actual creator!) last

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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