DC Comics Guides

These guides are invaluable to any aspiring comics artist. Each book offers unique insights and demonstrations of a variety of techniques by experts in the field.

Authors — Various.

Coloring and Lettering Comics — This is a one-stop sourcebook packed with a wealth of information for the aspiring comic artist. It's the perfect how-to book for everything having to do with comics coloring and lettering. Acclaimed comic book illustrator, Mark Chiarello, and award-winning letterer, Todd Klein, demonstrate dozens of surefire strategies, practical techniques, and professional secrets for dynamic comic book coloring and lettering. This book features 80 black and white and 70 color illustrations throughout.

Digitally Drawing Comics — This guide shows artists how to give up pencil, pen, and paper and start drawing dynamic, exciting comics entirely with computer tools. Author Freddie E. Williams is one of the hottest artists in the DC Comics stable and a leader in digital penciling and inking. In clear, step-by-step directions, he guides readers through every part of the digital process, from turning on the computer to finishing a digital file of fully inked comic art, ready for print.

Inking Comics — For the aspiring artist who wants to become an expert comic book inker, this is the definitive resource. Legendary comic book penciler and inker, Klaus Janson, uses world-famous DC characters such as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman to demonstrate an array of inking techniques. He covers such essential topics as using textures, varying line weights, creating the illusion of three-dimensionality, and working with light and dark. This book includes an introduction by Frank Miller, one of the most influential comics creators of his generation. It also features 100 black and white illustrations throughout.

Pencilling Comics — The art of the legendary Klaus Janson has endured for over 30 years in the ever-changing comic book industry. Covering everything from anatomy to composition to page design, Janson details the methods for creating effective visual communication. Step by step, he analyzes and demonstrates proven strategies for comic book pencilling that are informative and exciting. This book features 100 black and white illustrations.

Writing Comics — This is an excellent resource for any writer who wants to become an expert comic book storyteller. A living legend in the comics book industry, author Dennis O'Neil reveals his insider tricks and no-fail techniques for comic storytelling. In this book, O'Neil explains the many diverse formats for comic books, including graphic novels, maxi-series, mega-series, and adaptation. He also provides dozens of guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results. The book features 70 black and white illustrations.

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