Review: The Art of Comic Book Drawing

The Art of Comic Book Drawing: More than 100 drawing and illustration techniques for rendering comic book characters and storyboards
Authors: Walter Foster Creative Team
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Released: March 10th, 2020
Received: Net Galley

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I received a copy of The Art of Comic Book Drawing through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Art of Comic Book Drawing is everything that it promises to be. This is a guide and introduction for comic book artwork. Everything from the basics to more detailed steps is included here. And it’s all designed to get readers started on their comic book journey.

What I love about this book is how it really managed to cover all of the basics. And I do mean all of them! This book covers the basics of drawing, inking, character creation, drawing motion, lettering, storyboards, and more. It’s actually quite impressive!

Best of all, it actually does a brilliant job of explaining all of these basics to you. Anybody who has read an art book knows that this element is just as (if not more) important as having a talented artist on the team. Thankfully, you can find both here.

I also love that they’ve included practice pages and exercises throughout the book. I know that might not seem like much, but it’s something I’ve come to really love and appreciate.

In short: this book has everything a beginner would need or want in order to get started. So if you’ve been wanting to create a comic, but don’t know where to start, or are feeling intimidated, then this is absolutely a book worth checking out. That is also true even if you’re just curious, because The Art of Comic Book Drawing is also an interesting read, regardless of skill level.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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