Maury Aaseng, Bob Berry
Wham! Pow! Bam! Kaboom! Learn everything you need to make your own comic books, superheroes, and story lines with The Art of Comic Book Drawing.
Featuring step-by-step tutorials, helpful tips, and dozens of drawing and illustration techniques, aspiring cartoonists, graphic illustrators, and comic book artists will discover all of the basics, from creating characters to mastering features and expressions to bringing it all together with unique and interesting story lines.
This helpful guide also includes practice pages to help put your newfound skills to immediate use. Learn all the drawing tips and techniques you need to create your very own comic book, including:
- Drawing basics
- Inking techniques
- Creating characters
- Drawing bodies in motion
- Designing characters
- Creating battle scenes
- Adding speech
- Developing a story segment
Veteran comic book artists teach you to draw basic cartoon characters, superheroes, villains, and more using simple, step-by-step drawing lessons. Once you get the hang of illustrating your favorite characters, you’ll learn to draw action scenes, set up panels, add speech bubbles, and even learn the basics of cartoon and comic book word treatments.
With approachable exercises, interactive pages, and action-packed projects to guide you, The Art of Comic Book Drawing will help you find inspiration, learn how to create a story, and most importantly, develop the characters that will make your story come to life. So, grab a pencil and paper, and learn to create your own comic books, step by easy step!
Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota—Duluth, Maury began an illustration career, and his freelance work has spanned a variety of subject matter and illustration styles, including cartooning, medical illustration, natural sciences, patient education, and watercolor. An avid nature enthusiast, Maury lives in northern Minnesota with his wife and two children. Visit www.mauryillustrates.com and maurymedicalart.com.
Bob Berry has been an artist, illustrator, and character and graphic designer for more than 15 years. While the mainstay of Bob Berry’s work is for children’s publishing and textbooks, Bob has also provided art and illustration for CDs, children’s games, toy packaging, and more. Visit bobberryillustration.com.
Jim Campbell is a professional comic-book letterer, one-time writer (perhaps again in the future) and occasional artist—although his enthusiasm rather outstrips his actual ability. He knows more about print production than mortal man was meant to know and has scanned more images than you’ve had hot dinners. Unless you’re 90 years old.
Dana Muise is an artist working in San Francisco for the video game and TV cartoon industry. The only thing he likes better than space monsters is teaching people how to draw them. He enjoys drawing with his wife, Leigh, a talented artist, and daughter, Eva, his favorite little monster of all. Visit danamuise.net.
Joe Oesterle is an award-winning writer and illustrator. He has worked as the Art Director of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle apparel division and performed double-duty as Art Director and Senior Editor at National Lampoon. His work has appeared on television, radio, books, magazines, and websites. Joe is especially proud of the fact that a humorous animated short he wrote, directed, and voiced has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution since 2001. Visit www.joeoportfolio.com.