Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

What’s happening with Mastering Comics: some reviews and interviews

Mastering Comics has been out for over a month now, and we’ve been receiving interviews about it and seen many good reviews around the web. Here are some of the places you can find out more. more

Mastering Comics is on sale today, May 8!

Today Mastering Comics: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Continued is officially released into the world! more

Video: laying out a page

At my recent workshop at the Miami Wolfsonian Museum, I taught the students about live area, how to lay out a page, and how to hand-letter. This first batch of short videos discuss and demonstrate live area, original size, laying out a page, and laying out tiers. more

Student guide chapter 15: 24-Hour Comic

Chapter 15 closes out the book with a fun creative challenge: the 24-hour comic. more

Student guide chapter 14: Comics in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Learn a straightforward scanning technique for high-quality line art, as well how to use the mysterious proportion wheel. more

Student guide chapter 13: Black Gold

Chapter 13 introduces inking with brush, another classic tool for inking comics. more

Student guide chapter 12: Constructing a World

Chapter 12 is a two-part chapter covering backgrounds and world-building as well as the basics of drawing hands and heads. more

Student guide chapter 11: Setting the Stage

Chapter 11 explores panel composition and also includes a tutorial on designing titles. more

Student guide chapter 10: Getting into character

Chapter 10 discusses creating characters, thinking about their personalities, and designing them visually. more

Student guide chapter 9: Structuring Story

Chapter 9 explains concepts of classic storytelling. more