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How To Draw And Sell Comic Strips For Newspaper And Comic Books by Alan McKenzie HC DJ Book
 

How To Draw And Sell Comic Strips For Newspaper And Comic Books by Alan McKenzie HC DJ Book

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TITLE: HOW TO DRAW AND SELL COMIC STRIPS:For Newspapers And Comic Books!
AUTHOR: Alan McKenzie
PUBLISHER: Northern Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, Copyright 1987, Reprint 1995
ISBN: (10) 0891342141
ILLUSTRATOR: Steve Parkhouse, Rodney Sutton, Ross Thompson, Photographer David Evans, Color and b&w, Photos & drawings
DESCRIPTION: Hardcover, Navy cloth boards, Silver lettering to the spine, 144 pages, Approx. 7 3/4 x 10 inches
CONDITION: LIKE NEW, No discernible wear, Pages white, clean, and tight
DUST JACKET: LIKE NEW, Illustrated glossy cover, Unclipped, DJ is clean, bright, and crisp

ABOUT THIS BOOK: The serious student of comic art will recognize that a lifetime career cannot be built on the shifting sands of contemporary marketing, but needs a solid foundation. The author provides such a base, within the confines of this book, assembling as he has an extraordinary amount of relevant information and examples of some of the best comic artwork ever produced.

Included are step-by-step instructions, over 70 strips by well known artists and writers, how to present your work and get it published and trade secrets from someone who knows the business.

Using more than 180 illustrations, Alan McKenzie and other professional comic strip artists share their secrets and demonstrate how-to:
Draw the human figure in convincing poses and motion
Depict superheroes or heroines and other special character types
Render facial expressions that supplement or replace the written caption
Distort perspective to suit your story’s needs
Use light and shadow to add drama and create moods

CONTENTS:
PART 1 - INTRODUCTION
A History of Comics
Comics Around the World

PART 2 - MASTERING THE COMIC STRIP
The Equipment
Basic Elements
The Story
The Breakdown
Penciling
Inking
Lettering

PART 3 – SELLING YOUR WORK
Getting Started
Keeping the Ball Rolling
Starting Your Own Magazine

Appendix:
Useful Names and Addresses
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Index
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