From the Legendary Creator of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, X -Men, and Iron Man

Author: Stan Lee

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 030778648X

Category: Art

Page: 224

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In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee reveals his secrets for: * Costumes * Penciling, Inking & Coloring * Lettering & Word Balloons * Digital Advances * Perspective & Foreshortening * What Makes Great Action * Page & Panel Layout * Covers * Creating a Portfolio * Getting Work When it comes to comic books, one name says it all: Stan Lee. His characters are classics. His industry knowledge is vast. His creativity is boundless. And now, he’s sharing what he knows with you, Grasshopper! His cohorts have always been—and still are—some of the best in the business: Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr., Neal Adams, Gil Kane, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Cho, and Jonathan Lau, and many others, Stan includes their work here and discusses what exactly makes it so great. He touches on all the important stuff: anatomy, foreshortening, perspective, action, penciling, inking, hand lettering vs. digital lettering, color, character and costume design, panel flow, materials and tools, computers, file formats, and software. He includes an overview of the history and development of the comic book industry, and there’s an extensive section on various types of covers—the super important element that makes the reader want to pick up that comic! In a world where good battles evil at every turn and the hero fights valiantly to get the girl, no stone is left unturned! Here you’ll also find info on all the small details—that really aren’t so small: word balloons, thought balloons, whisper balloons, bursts, sound effect lettering, and splash pages! And KA-BLAMMM! . . . once you’ve created your art, then what? Lest you think Stan would turn you out into the wilderness without a road map, fellow traveler, there’s also information on preparing and submitting your portfolio, on getting work, and on suggested reading and schools. Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics features a cover that reunites long time collaborator John Romita Sr. and original cover artist of How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way. John Romita Sr. was most famous for his collaboration on The Amazing Spider-Man with Stan Lee! It’s time for a new approach . . . “a cornucopia of cutting-edge, techno-savvy instructions to lead you down the freshly laid yellow brick road of creativity.” It’s time for a book that takes you on the new journey of creating comic books for the 21st century and beyond! Excelsior! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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From the Legendary Co-creator of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man

Author: Stan Lee,Steve Ditko,Jack Kirby,Alex Ross,John Buscema

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 082309846X

Category: Art

Page: 224

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The third installment in comics icon Stan Lee's series showing readers how to draw some of the most exciting and dynamic superheroes of all time. Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers all share a common trait -- these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows readers everything they'll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations. Lee exposes his secret tools and techniques for bringing strong, inspiring heroes and heroines to life. He even shows aspiring creators how to expand their super-universes with evil villains, trusty sidekicks, brutes and monsters, super-pets, secret hideouts, and more! These invaluable insights from one of the greatest superhero creators of all time are must-haves for all fans of Lee's legendary superhero comic work.
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A Marvelous Memoir

Author: Stan Lee,Peter David,Colleen Doran

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501107720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 4749

In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he has been the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and has brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth century. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—Lee tells the story of his life with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current resurgence in movies, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.
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The Man behind Marvel

Author: Bob Batchelor

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277823

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 3837

This first true biography of Stan Lee is an eye-opening look at a pop culture visionary. This book traces Lee's life—from his Depression-era childhood to his years as a teen editor and ultimately to his triumphs as the genius behind some of the most beloved characters in pop culture history, including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, and Thor.
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The Amazing Life of Stan Lee

Author: Stan Lee,George Mair

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743228006

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 3072

In a remarkable autobiography, the creator of Marvel Comics describes his youth in the Bronx, his early years publishing comic books during World War II, the rise of the Marvel empire, and his creation of such legendary superheroes as the X-Men, Spider Man, the Incredible Hulk, and other popular icons. Simultaneous.
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Author: Stan Lee,John Buscema

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671530771

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 9502

Illustrates hitherto mysterious methods of comic art using as examples such Mighty Marvel heroes as Thor, The Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, and The Hulk
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Author: Dennis O'Neil

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 077043455X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 5328

For any writer who wants to become an expert comic-book storyteller, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics is the definitive, one-stop resource! In this valuable guide, Dennis O’Neil, a living legend in the comics industry, reveals his insider tricks and no-fail techniques for comic storytelling. Readers will discover the various methods of writing scripts (full script vs. plot first), as well as procedures for developing a story structure, building subplots, creating well-rounded characters, and much more. O’Neil also explains the many diverse formats for comic books, including graphic novels, maxi-series, mega-series, and adaptation. Of course, there are also dozens of guidelines for writing proposals to editors that command attention and get results.
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Author: Robin S. Rosenberg,Peter MacFarland Coogan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199795274

Category: Medical

Page: 175

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What is a superhero? Everyone knows, right? And yet everyone seems to have a different answer. In this innovative collection of essays, renowned psychologist Robin Rosenberg and comics scholar Peter Coogan explore this question from a variety of viewpoints. With essays from scholars and commentaries by the writers and creators themselves, What is a Superhero? is the first volume to provide a true synthesis and reflection of the state of superheroes in our society today.
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Author: Stan Lee,Joe Kubert,Michael Uslan

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401202286

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 1645

Living legend Stan Lee--the co-creator of the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Hulk, and the Marvel Universe--imagines original characters based on the names of classic DC characters Aquaman Catwoman Sandman The Crisis Ages 13+
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Author: Roy Thomas,Stan Lee

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402742255

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

View: 8416

Describes the comics produced by Marvel in which Stan Lee was involved, from Captain America in 1941 to Spiderman/Kingpin in 1997, also relating the history of Marvel, and the comics industry in general, during this period.
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Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, and the American Comic Book Revolution

Author: Ronin Ro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1596918926

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 6963

Tales to Astonish tells the spectacular life and times of Jack Kirby, the legendary forefather of American comic books. In the 1960's, Kirby joined with Stan Lee to develop many of our best-known and most beloved superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, and the Silver Surfer. Ronin Ro chronicles Kirby's poverty-stricken origins in New York's Lower East Side, his early commercial triumphs and failures, his renowned partnership with Lee, and his revolutionary artistic innovations, tracing the comic book industry from its inauspicious beginnings to its sensational successes. Ronin Ro lives in New York City and is the author of Gangsta: Merchandising the Rhymes of Violence, the award-winning international bestseller Have Gun Will Travel, and the novel Street Sweeper. He has written for Vanity Fair, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Herald, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and Spin. "Ro cleanly lays out Kirby's story...He does well by the facts."-The Onion "Ro deftly handles Kirby's relationships...Tales to Astonish celebrates the stubbornness that kept Kirby, a superhero of comic books in his own right, creative as if against his will."-San Francisco Chronicle Also available: HC 1-58234-345-4 $24.95
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Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling

Author: Carl Potts

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0385344724

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 8529

Provides instruction on creating comics, from explaining the principles of sequential visual storytelling to presenting step-by-step drawing techniques.
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The Definitive Guide to Outlining, Scripting, and Pitching Your Sequential Art Stories

Author: Mark Kneece

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 1607747510

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 5265

A practical guide for beginner and advanced comic book writers that outlines the steps needed to successfully craft a story for sequential art. With this latest book in the SCAD Creative Essentials series from the esteemed Savannah College of Art and Design, comics writer and instructor Mark Kneece gives aspiring comic book writers the essential tools they need to write scripts for sequential art with confidence and success. He provides a practical set of guidelines favored by many comic book publishers and uses a unique trial and error approach to show would-be scribes the potential pitfalls they might encounter when seeking a career in comics writing. Supported by examples of scripting from SCAD's students, faculty, and alumni,The Art of Comic Book Writing strips away the mysteries of this popular artform and provides real-world advice and easy-to-follow examples for those looking to write for the comics medium.
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The Inside Scoop on How to Write, Draw, and Sell Your Comic Books and Graphic Novels

Author: Greg Pak,Fred Van Lente

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0385344635

Category: Art

Page: 152

View: 1543

Provides an introduction to the comics industry, with information on how to create a comic, the importance of artistic collaboration, and selling personal comics.
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The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

Author: Brian Michael Bendis

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

ISBN: 0770434363

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 6652

Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more. Arguably the most popular writer in modern comics, Brian Michael Bendis shares the tools and techniques he uses to create some of the most popular comic book and graphic novel stories of all time. Words for Pictures provides a fantastic opportunity for readers to learn from a creator at the very top of his field. Bendis's step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.
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Author: Lee Garbett

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN: 9781440308130

Category: Art

Page: 128

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What does every aspiring comic artist REALLY want to draw? Action, of course! Learn how to render all aspects of adrenalin-filled movement, from jaw-dropping superhero antics to kick-ass fistfights. Techniques for drawing every dynamic action are explained, from body contact and flying through to fistfights, group rumbles and full-on battles Clever exercises show how to achieve convincing movement, from dynamic standing poses, to running, swinging, flying and fighting An Action File of comic character drawings in dynamic poses forms an invaluable resource for practice and reference
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The War

Author: Max Work,Stan Lee,Skan Srisuwan,Terry Dougas

Publisher: Viper Comics

ISBN: 9780983935018

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 152

View: 7101

Presents a futuristic retellling in graphic novel format of the story of Romeo and Juliet as the rivalry between the Montagues, cyborgs with manufactured DNA, and the Capulets, genetically enhanced humans, threatens to destroy the Empire of Verona while Romeo and Juliet, after falling in love, hope to bring about peace.
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Author: Jason Fry,Wayne Lo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780448454139

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 77

View: 5236

Chronicles the early years of Boba Fett, a clone of Jango Fett, a bounty hunter who raises him as a son.
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From Captain America to Wonder Woman

Author: Randy Duncan,Matthew J. Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 920

View: 9794

This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. * Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves * Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject * Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations * Includes a comprehensive bibliography
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