Title : How to Draw and sell Comics
ASIN : B005HKP738
Description : Discover how to create great comic strips and make a career out of doing it.
Packed with superb illustrations by industry professionals, this comprehensive book takes you step by step through the entire process – from initial idea to final printed page.
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Rating : 4.8
Rating : 4
Review : One book, two editions, many uses
I bought two books with this title: McKenzie’s original (used, hardcover); and McKenzie’s third edition (new, paperback). Either would be a very good resource for an aspiring cartoonist (or manga-ka). The third edition includes an expanded history of comics section, covering what happened since the first publication date. The newer book also has a new layout. For me, the best feature of the newer edition was the updated graphics, particularly the illustration of a typical 32-page American comic. The older book appeals to me more, probably because I remember quite a few of the historical comics used as examples. The older of the two editions also focuses on the black-on-white styles of older American comics: making it a source of information and inspiration for manga-ka wannabes like me, who want to fuse Eastern and Western graphic styles (think Cowboy BeeBop meets Flash Gordon).
Both books introduce traditional pigment-on-paper graphic techniques and materials, and give a…