Tuesday, 1 February 2011

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way Book Review

Drawing comic books the Marvel way has always been an interesting book and one that has been around for years. Heralded as the top book on comic book drawing for it's simple but powerful information supplied with John Buscmemas fantastic comic book art showing you the steps to draw figures and how to create the form through stick figures and sketch sculpting.

One of the most amazing things after recently finding this book again after 12 years is that it still is a good book on the basics of drawing the Marvel way in comic books and the art has that classic 70's style that I remember as a kid buying up all the back issues I could of The Fantastic Four, X-men and Spiderman to name a few.

The special thing about this book is the way it is simply explained by Stan Lee, a one time Editor of Marvel and writer too who does a lot of camoe appearances in many Marvel movies now and the way he describes things makes the book enjoyable to read as you know and understand and nothing is too complicated, except the chapter about Perspective, I guess that is a bit too hard to explain to anybody who hasn't tries to draw things in different persepctives, but Stan gave it a good go.

At around 155 pages which has tutorials and actual pages and sketches alongside the finished panels of artwork you can fill in the gaps too about drawing and finding your own style and way of working when drawing comic books.

There is a DVD available to which might benefit your drawing ability too as it goes through some top quality stuff on drawing the Marvel way, so that you can try your hand at drawing a powerfully drawn comic book step by step based on the sections and video tutorials you learn in the DVD.

When I was a kid, we used to divide ourselves into 2 groups of comic fans, Marvel or DC and for me it was Marvel all the way as I can remember more memorable artists and comic book characters from that universe. But what you learn either in this book or DVD is invaluable and explained much better than any other book I've come across and I own a lot of art books.

Here's the DVD for How to draw marvel comics - How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way