12 comments for “How to Draw Comics the Right Way – Introduction

  1. Elizabeth
    January 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

    The youtube comments are fabulous and the use of “fuckwit” warms my heart.

  2. January 9, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Is that a slam against Frank Miller’s writing or drawing?

  3. January 10, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I was aiming at his drawing. It’s not necessarily my belief, but a lot of people got on Frank Miller’s case about his drawing ability after Batman The Dark Knight Strikes Again. But I do believe that 300 is homoerotic.

    • January 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      I checked on Amazon.com to make sure I had the right book in mind. I love the art in The Dark Knight Strikes Again — it has almost as much life and imagination as an animated cartoon. I liked it so much I almost bought it. đŸ™‚

      • January 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm

        I own the book and I actually liked it when I read it. What’s so incredible about it is how Miller totally deconstructs his legacy from Batman the Dark Knight Returns. Many of the characters are pretty flat, but they tend to be funny so it works. And I think that’s also part of Miller’s point: to return superhero comics to their more iconic roots. The art is fun at times, but at other times it is really horrible, especially when he tries to ape an anime style. And plenty of people hate Miller’s drawing. Here’s a whole web page devoted to that: http://midmoclub.com/dan-vs-frank-miller/

        • January 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm

          There’s also this. And this. And here’s a discussion about how his storytelling is better than his drawing.

          • January 12, 2013 at 8:45 am

            Eek. I think I’ll just rely on my imagination regarding what Frank Miller Haters might write. If you know of any sites by R.E. Howard fans rabidly defending their hero against his biographers, now that’s where imagination fails.

  4. January 11, 2013 at 5:36 am

    He reminds me of the prof. from Chip Kidd’s novel, the Cheese Monkeys. I wish someone would make a book like this for younger readers. While I’m enjoying this I can’t use it with my students and I’ve been looking for guide for young creators (elementary). I haven’t found one yet and I’m too busy to make one myself.

    • January 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm

      What are you looking for exactly? Nick, don’t you think you could do a book or something for your daughter?

      • January 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm

        Well, I am a teacher and a comics artist and I hang around with eight-year-olds a lot, so maybe I could put all those things together.

    • January 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Yeah, this definitely isn’t aimed at kids.

      Are you looking for a kids’ book about creating comics or about how to read comics? How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way would work for kids, but I don’t like the book. When I was a kid I bought How to Draw Cartoons by Syd Hoff and I still have it. It’s mostly just about drawing, though, and it isn’t very long. Ed Emberley’s books are great, especially Make a World. But again, it’s just about drawing, not telling a story.

      • January 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        The closest I’ve found is Adventures in Cartooning from the Center for Cartoon studies. I talks about comics terminology and how to tell stories, etc. I just need something for my more advanced kids that already get the basics.

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