This book should be on every creative person’s bookshelf. A amazingly competitive crash course in drawing that can be used to just get the basics to make it easy to get ideas down on paper or further to create the next great comic book.
I have to buying new copies because I keep giving them away to friends.
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Purchased for my oldest son. He pretty much just traces the pics out of it, but oh well. What can you do…
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Some believe the “exercises in the book are silly with its stick figures, cylinders, cubes, and storytelling.” Scott McCloud has cited the book as a good reference for teaching the process of making comic books.
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A great book that takes you through the very basics. It gives a lot of background on how actually comics are made.
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Page count 192 pagesPublisher Marvel Fireside BooksCreative teamWriters Stan LeePencillers John BuscemaOriginal publicationDate of publication 1978Language EnglishISBN 978-0671530778
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This an excellent nuts and bolts how-to book for budding comic book artists. I had a copy of this in 1979 and just bought another copy to have at an art class I teach.
It has a comprehensive guide to create the marvel superheroes. Even though it is not for the beginner, all the details on how to create a comic story were covered thoroughly.
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Bought it at a great discount! It was a gift for a friend in another State. The shipment arrived on time and… itâs MARVEL!
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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5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book for the little artist in your family.
Help me learn how the figure can be drawn… It’s improving my skills… Great for any age that wants to learn to draw…
How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way is a book by Stan Lee and John Buscema. The book teaches the aspiring comic book artist how to draw and create comic books. The examples are from Marvel Comics and Buscema artwork. It was first published in 1978 by Marvel Fireside Books and has been reprinted regularly. The book created a generation of cartoonists who learned there was a “Marvel way to draw and a wrong way to draw”. It is considered “one of the best instruction books on creating comics ever produced.”
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This was a big hit with my 9 year old niece that loves to draw. I thought it might be a little advanced for her but she had no problem picking it up and drawing along with the book.
This book is a classic must have for aspiring artist/comic artist
I’m giving this 5 stars but I do want to say that you need a lot of tools to use this! I know that you could technically just use a pencil, but it recommends that you buy many tools to start out.It is very professional for a starter book.
My son has a harder time with it and he loves comics and drawing, but he is 9 so he needs help getting started. We have not yet bought the recommended utensils for this, but we will soon enough.The steps they use in the book to draw are nicely laid out and I think this is a great book for anyone that wants to start learning to draw comics or someone that has already started! Thanks 🙂
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I used to own this book as a teenager. I bought it for my son’t birthday and he loves it as much as I did. Simply a classic.
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Lee and Buscema also created a video version of the book which is now on DVD.
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One of the first and still one of the best, Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way has been the primary resource for any and all who want to master the art of illustrating comic books and graphic novels.Stan Lee, the Mighty Man from Marvel, and John Buscema, active and adventuresome artist behind the Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian, the Mighty Thor and Spider-Man, have collaborated on this comics compendium: an encyclopedia of information for creating your own superhero comic strips. Using artwork from Marvel comics as primary examples, Buscema graphically illustrates the hitherto mysterious methods of comic art. Stan Lee’s pithy prose gives able assistance and advice to the apprentice artist. Bursting with Buscema’s magnificent illustrations and Lee’s laudable word-magic, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way belongs in the library of everyone who has ever wanted to illustrate his or her own comic strip.
Chapter 1THE TOOLS-AND THE TALK- OF THE TRADE!Since very few of us draw with just our fingernails, let’s start off with what you’ll need. Then we’re got to make sure we’re all speaking the same language. This part’s the easiest.Here we go! On these two pages you’ll find just about everything you’ll need to get you started. One of the nice things about being a comicbook artist is the fact that your equipment is no big deal. Let’s just give the various items a fast once-over…Pencil. Some artists prefer a soft lead, some like the finer hard lead. It’s up to you.Pen. A simple drawing pen with a thin point, for inking and bordering.Brush. Also for inking. A sable hair #3 is your best bet.Erasers. One art gum and one smooth kneaded eraser — which is cleaner to use.India ink. Any good brand of black india ink is okay.White opaquing paint. Invaluable for covering errors in inking.A glass Jar. This holds the water for cleaning your brushes.Pushpins. Handy for keeping your illustration paper from slipping off the drawing board.Triangle. A must for drawing right angles and working in perspective.T square. Invaluable for drawing borders and keeping lines parallel.Ruler. For everyone who says “1 can’t draw a straight line without a ruler.” Now you’ve no excuse!Illustration paper. We use 2-ply Bristol board, large enough to accommodate artwork 10″ x 15″.Drawing board. This can be a drawing table or merely a flat board which you hold on your lap. Either way, you always need some such thing upon which to rest your sheet of illustration paper.Rag. This plain ol’ hunk of any kind of cloth is used to wipe your pen points, brushes, and whatever. The sloppier you are, the more you’ll need it.Ink compass. Well, how else are you gonna draw circles? While you’re at it, you might as well get a pencil compass, too-even though Johnny forgot to draw one for you.Of course, there are some things we omitted, like a chair to sit on and a light so that you can see what you’re doing in case you work in the dark. Also, it’s a good idea to have a room to work in-otherwise your pages can get all messy in the rain. But we figured you’d know all this.And now, onward!Just to make sure we all use the same language and there’s no misunderstanding when we refer to things, let’s review the various names for many of the elements that make up a typical comicbook page.A. The first page of a story, with a large introductory illustration, is called the splash page.B: Letters drawn in outline, with space for color to be added, are called open letters.C: Copy which relates to a title is called a blurb.D: The name of the story is, of course, the title.E: An outline around lettering done in this jagged shape is called a splash balloon.F: A single illustration on a page is called a panel.G: The space between panels is called the gutter.H: You won’t be surprised to know that this “ZAT” is a sound effect.I: Copy which represents what a character is thinking is a thought balloon.J: The little connecting circles on thought balloons are called bubbles. (We’d feel silly calling them “squares”!)K: The regular speech indicators are called dialogue balloons.L: The connecting “arrows” on dialogue balloons, showing who is speaking, are called pointers.M: The words in balloons which are lettered heavier than the other words are referred to as bold words, or bold lettering.N: This is my favorite part-where the names are. We call it the credits, just like in the movies.O: All this little technical stuff, showing who publishes the mag and when and where, usually found on the bottom of the first page, is the indicia (pronounced in-deeé -shah).P: Copy in which someone is talking to the reader, but which is not within dialogue balloons, is called a caption.Chances are we left out a few other things, but this is all we can think of right now. However, not to worry; we’ll fill you in on anything else that comes up as we keep zooming along.Movin’ right along, we now introduce you to one of Marvel’s many widely heralded close-ups, so called because the “camera” (meaning the reader’s eye) has moved in about as close as possible.This type of panel, in which the reader’s view of the scene is from farther away, enabling him to see the figures from head to toe, is called a medium shot.And here we have a long shot. In fact, since it shows such an extreme wide-angle scene, you might even call it a panoramic long shot without anyone getting angry at you.When you’re up above the scene, looking down at it, as in this panel, what else could you possibly call it but a bird’s-eye view?On the other hand, when you’re below the scene of action, as in this panel, where your eye, level is somewhere near Spidey’s heel, we’re inclined to refer to it as a worm’s-eye view.A drawing in which the details are obscured by solid black (or any other single tone or color) is called a silhouette. And now that we agree upon the language, let’s get back to drawing the pictures…Copyright © 1978 by Stan Lee and John Buscema
My parents bought me this book back in middle school and it really helped develop my drawing skills. Now that my son has developed a love for art and drawing, I figured I’d give him his own copy of the book for Christmas.
My old one I still have but it’s worn out. He really liked it and uses it. It got here very fast as well!
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5.0 out of 5 starsA great book that takes you through the very basics
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This is sort of a classical text, focused on covering the various aspects of drawing comics.Though drawing comics involves a lot about learning to draw, I would think that an ability to draw whether inherent or acquired would be a necessary starting point to effectively use this book.
On the contrary one might as well get started here and then hone the necessary drawing skills.As in any specific form of art, such as Illustration, Fine art, Animation art, Commercial art etc, Comics art has its own set of skills that need to be honed.
This is a book written by Stan lee and John Buscema, one a great story teller and the other a fine artist. It does cover several aspects of the trade.As the title suggests the genre is more towards the ‘Action’ side, as opposed to a style such as Disney, Asterix or that of Herge’s Tintin.
A significant amount of the book focuses on the figure and its action, which is so vital to this type of comics, and these are real gems. The quick setup of a pose, the dynamism needed for convincing action, the looseness of the approach, and then the focus on the form, the details of the figure the head and so on are very effectively presented.
the other important ingredients of composition, perspective, foreshortening are covered in detail.There are of course couple chapters that deal with comic book covers, and the all important comics inking.
Though obviously this was written in a pre-digital period, all the information can be readily applied to today’s all-digital comics creation.Coming from successful practicing veterans, the entire book is packed with practical information.