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Comic books in 'Art Instruction'

  • Issue #2-1ST
    More How to Draw Manga SC (2004) 2-1ST

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    English Edition - Volume 2 - 1st printing. "Penning Characters!" It's time to learn the basics manga artistry, and More How to Draw Manga is here to teach you! Volume 2 teaches one of the most valuable techniques in manga artwork - inking and the two indispensable stroke types: strokes with tapered and even ends. Combining tapered lines with blunt, even lines allows for the production of balanced artwork. Volume 3 teaches the aspiring artist how to imbue their characters with a sense of presence, from positioning in the panel to the suggestion of movement beyond it. Volume 4 looks at the techniques of bishoujo artwork, from costuming to movement. English Text. Softcover, B&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Natural Way to Draw SC (2013 Houghton Mifflin) By Nicolaides 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. By Kimon Nicolaides. Great for the beginner and the expert, this book offers readers exercises to improve their work. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $16.95.

  • Issue #1
    Pen Tips on Cartooning (1941 promotional) 1
    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom. Centerfold detached.

    A promotional how-to-ink booklet published by the C. Howard Hunt Pen Co. Text and Illustrations by Charles Stoner. Softcover, 48 Pages B&W. 1st Printing.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Perspective in Action SC (2017 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Story and art by David Chelsea. Using the graphic novel format, Perspective in Action features 33 easy-to-follow demonstrations to teach the major discoveries in perspective. Perspective is a fundamental element in the development of art and for understanding spatial relationships, but it is an underserved topic in the world of art instruction. Author and artist David Chelsea takes readers through the major perspective-related developments in history, teaching them how to re-create these same experiments by leading artists in all fields (including drawing, painting, and sculpture). Perspective in Action gives readers a more hands-on approach to perspective, as opposed to the usual theoretical presentations found in other books. Softcover, 176 pages, full color. Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Perspective Made Easy SC (2015 Impact) A Step-by-Step Guide 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Robbie Lee. Following a series of original techniques that author Robbie Lee has developed over years in the classroom, readers will now easily understand difficult concepts such as perspective and foreshortening. This new understanding will get them on a fast track that will empower them to draw accurate and compelling pictures--everything from rooms to rockets to robots-using simple language, a fun guide and easy-to-follow step-by-step demonstrations. Softcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 128 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Pop Manga Drawing SC (2019 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST Pop Manga Drawing SC (2019 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Art and cover by Camilla D'errico.

    30 Step-by-Step Lessons for Pencil Drawing in the Pop Surrealism Style

    Pop Manga Drawing is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step manga drawing instruction book from fan-favorite manga artist and painter Camilla d'Errico, featuring 30 lessons on illustrating cute, cool, and quirky characters in her signature Pop Surrealist style. Written in the fun and encouraging voice that fans have come to expect, Pop Manga Drawing takes you step-by-step through lessons on drawing with graphite and mechanical pencils, along with insights on enhancing pieces with other mediums (including colored pencils and pastels). It also provides tips and expert advice on drawing specific elements, including hands, hair, and backgrounds, that can take your manga art to the next level.

    Pop Manga Drawing grants one-of-a-kind access to the basic building blocks of artistic expression, giving you the tools you need to create your own pop manga masterpieces!

    Softcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 160 pages, PC/PB&W.

    Cover price $16.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Posefile Supersize TPB (2003 Antarctic Press) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Combat Collection. Art by Paul Gonzales, III, Wes Hartman, and Paul Kilpatrick. The popular manga-style creators of Antarctic Press present a photo-reference manual of action poses for illustrators and comic artists. An expanded version of the four-issue miniseries includes both male and female models in combat stances, many of them featuring guns, swords, and other props. 8.5-in. x 11-in. 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $22.95.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Posefile Supersize TPB (2003 Antarctic Press) 2-1ST

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    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Action Pose Collection. Art by Paul Gonzales, III, Wes Hartman, and Paul Kilpatrick. Collects Posefile Reference (2003) #1-4. The popular manga-style creators of Antarctic Press present a photo-reference manual of action poses for illustrators and comic artists. Photographs include multiple views from every angle in a 360-degree sweep around the model. Includes close-up and long-shot views of the same poses. In addition, the poses are shown from three different perspectives - worm's-eye, eye level, and bird's-eye views. Some photos also include the models holding weapons or other props. 8.5-in. x 11-in. 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $21.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Posefile Ultimate TPB (2008 Antarctic Press) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Art by Paul Gonzales, III, Wes Hartman, and Paul Kilpatrick. Collects Posefile Supersize TPB (2003) #1-2. The popular manga-style creators of Antarctic Press present a photo-reference manual of action poses for illustrators and comic artists. Photographs include multiple views from every angle in a 360-degree sweep around the model. Includes close-up and long-shot views of the same poses. In addition, the poses are shown from three different perspectives - worm's-eye, eye level, and bird's-eye views. Some photos also include both male and female models in combat stances, many of them featuring guns, swords, and other props. 8.5-in. x 11-in. 384 pages, B&W. Cover price $33.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
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    1st printing. By David Macaulay. Since the publication of CATHEDRAL in 1973, David Macaulay has acquired natiopnal and international acclaim. His books have been translated into a dozen different languages, and he has been honored with countless awards, including a medal from the American Institute of Architects for being "an outstanding illustrator and recorder of architectural accomplishments." PYRAMID, David Macaulay's third book, is an impressive look at what many consider to be among the most awesome of man's creations. Softcover, 9-in.x 12-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Pyramid SC (1975 Houghton Mifflin) By David Macaulay 1-REP

    2nd and later printings. NOTE: Covers on reprints may vary. By David Macaulay. Since the publication of CATHEDRAL in 1973, David Macaulay has acquired natiopnal and international acclaim. His books have been translated into a dozen different languages, and he has been honored with countless awards, including a medal from the American Institute of Architects for being "an outstanding illustrator and recorder of architectural accomplishments." PYRAMID, David Macaulay's third book, is an impressive look at what many consider to be among the most awesome of man's creations. Softcover, 9-in.x 12-in., 80 pages, B&W. Cover price $8.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Sequential Artists Workshop: Guide to Creating Professional Comic Strips SC (2016) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Tom Hart. Practical and in-depth tips on making and selling daily newspaper comic strips from an artist who has been there. A complete how-to manual for making the best comic strips you can, from conception, to idea generation, to layout, lettering, finishing, coloring and even selling. Softcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 96 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $12.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Share Your Smile HC (2019 Graphix) Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story 1-1ST Share Your Smile HC (2019 Graphix) Raina's Guide to Telling Your Own Story 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    By Raina Telgemeier.

    Get ready to journal and learn to tell your own story with Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times-bestselling creator of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

    Have you ever thought about telling your own story, whether it be true or imagined? Are you interested in writing, drawing, or both? If the answer is yes, this fun, colorful, and interactive journal is for you! With guidance from Raina herself, brainstorm ideas, make lists, paste in personal photos, and use your imagination like never before to create your own stories. For additional inspiration, behind-the-scenes info from Raina's own comics-making adventures is featured inside.

    Plus, a special preview of of Raina's next graphic novel, Guts, is included!

    Hardcover, 5 1/2-in. x 8-in., 144 pages, full color.

    Cover price $12.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Simpsons Handbook: Secret Tips from the Pros HC (2007 Bongo) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Matt Groening. This book is a rare homage to the art of classic 2-D animation with creative insights, artists' sketches, helpful insider hints, lush overlays, and gatefolds. Plus, step-by-step instructions on the art of hand-drawn character animation. Hardcover, 7-in. x 7-in., 128 pages. Full color. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Sketch with Asia HC (2019 3dtital) Manga-Inspired Art and Tutorials by Asia Ladowska 1-1ST Sketch with Asia HC (2019 3dtital) Manga-Inspired Art and Tutorials by Asia Ladowska 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Sketch with Asia is the first major publication from online Manga art phenomenon, Asia Ladowska. Asia blends her experience in hyper-realism with her passion for Manga, creating a style she is well-loved and recognized for. In this book she shares more of her art and behind the scenes information, along with numerous tips and tutorials for any budding Manga artist!

    Hardcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 208 pages, full color.

    Cover price $34.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Sketching from the Imagination: Characters SC (2017 3dtotal Publishing) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Sketches and drawings are the foundations of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image. In Sketching from the Imagination: Characters, fifty talented artists share their sketches, inspirations, and approaches to creating characters. This book is a visually stunning collection packed with useful tips and creative insights, an invaluable resource that will inspire artists of all abilities. Softcover, 9-in. x 9-in., 320 pages, full color. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Sketching from the Imagination: Creatures and Monsters SC (2019 3dtotal) 1-1ST Sketching from the Imagination: Creatures and Monsters SC (2019 3dtotal) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    In this inspiring addition to the popular Sketching from the Imagination series, we invite readers to explore the works of fifty artists from across the field of creature design. From magical and mythical beasts to aliens and mutant monsters, each page comes alive with wild and wonderful creations in a range of styles and mediums. Each artist offers their personal commentary, advice, and tips on drawing techniques and concept design processes, making Sketching from the Imagination: Monsters & Creatures a rich and exciting volume for any reader, whether they're looking for an intriguing menagerie of artwork to browse, or for artistic and professional insights by a wide range of talented and imaginative creators.

    Softcover, 9-in. x 9-in., 320 pages, PC/PB&W.

    Cover price $32.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-Fi SC (2015 3dtotal) 1-1ST

    1st printing. The humble sketch is the foundation of great art, where thoughts and concepts first come to life as an image - but rarely are sketches celebrated like they deserve to be for their power to explore, inspire, and entertain. In Sketching from the Imagination: Sci-Fi, a selection of fifty talented traditional and digital artists, ranging from industry legends to talented up-and-comers, have been chosen to share their sketches and reveal the ideas, inspirations, and techniques behind their creative processes. Each artist presents an impressive showcase of images from their sketchbooks, accompanied by their own enlightening commentary. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 9-in., 320 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Space Battleship Yamato HC (2019 Seven Seas) The Classic Collection 1-1ST Space Battleship Yamato HC (2019 Seven Seas) The Classic Collection 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Story and art by Leiji Matsumoto.

    The classic manga behind the anime Star Blazers, from space adventure master Leiji Matsumoto, in English at last! The human race has one year left to live. Aliens known as the Gamilas have attacked Earth, poisoning it with radioactivity and driving humans underground. As humankind grows sicker by the day, their final hope is the space battleship Yamato, constructed from secret plans and equipped with advanced technology. Its mission: to reach a distant planet and bring back a cure to save humanity. Will the ship and its crew rescue the Earth in time?

    Hardcover, 6-in. x 8-in., 644 pages, PC.

    NOTE: These are Japanese manga-style GNs and are meant to be read right-to-left.

    Cover price $29.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics SC (2010 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee sets out to teach everything he knows about writing, drawing, and creating comic book characters. The book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer, Stan Lee, is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.

    Softcover, 8 1/2-iun. x 11 1/2-in. 224 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics SC (2010 Watson-Guptill) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings.

    In Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics, Stan Lee sets out to teach everything he knows about writing, drawing, and creating comic book characters. The book focuses primarily on action-adventure comics, but will touch upon other genres and styles. From producing concepts and character sketches to laying out the final page of art, the man with no peer, Stan Lee, is the ultimate guide to the world of creating comics.

    Softcover, 8 1/2-iun. x 11 1/2-in. 224 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Stan Lee's Master Class SC (2019 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST Stan Lee's Master Class SC (2019 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Written by Stan Lee, Danny Fingeroth, Keith Dallas, Robert Sodaro, David Roach and Robert Greenberger. Interior instructional art by Fernando Ruiz. Cover by J. Bone.

    In Stan Lee's Master Class, comics icon Lee provides aspiring comics artists with the modern tools they need to succeed in the comic book creating world. Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective, and character design, as well as brand new topics like manga art styles, digital art, and more, this is the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic comics worlds perfect for today's modern comic book audience.

    With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today's top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic book artwork to professional-quality levels.

    Softcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 224 pages, full color.

    Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Successful Drawing HC (2012 Titan Books) By Andrew Loomis 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Andrew Loomis' hugely influential art instruction books have never been bettered, and Successful Drawing, the third in Titan's series of facsimile editions (following Drawing the Head and Hands and Figure Drawing), is among the finest! A superb resource, covering the fundamentals of proportion, perspective and pattern, through scale and light, to the mastery of construction, character and consistency. Successful Drawing is a masterclass for all. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 160 pages, B&W. Cover price $39.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Super Manga Matrix SC (2012) 1-1ST

    1st printing. By Hiroyoshi Tsukamoto. With its stylistic characters and vivid colors, manga has captured the imagination of millions. However, creating it from nothing can be difficult, no matter how inventive an artist is. But now, following the success of Manga Matrix, which taught readers how to create manga characters, Super Manga Matrix will inspire and guide them to create both manga characters and manga stories! Using the unique matrix system, the creation of manga can be plotted and cross-sectioned on a matrix diagram. The result is the remarkable creation of new types of heroes, evil creatures, and multi-formed beasts whose forms and costumes can be designed infinitely. Softcover, 8-in. x 10-in., 172 pages, full color. Cover price $24.99.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Swords and Sorcery How to Draw Fantasy Comics SC (2007 Watson-Guptill) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Bryan Baugh. In Swords & Sorcery, author Bryan Baugh shows artists exactly how to create bold fantasy realms populated with fantasy characters both heroic (knights in armor, barbarians, wizards, warrior maidens, kings, princesses) and evil (sorcerers, orcs, trolls, black knights). From the underlying anatomy of a warrior to the underlying mythology of today's stories, Swords & Sorcery has everything the artist needs to create a rich fantasy world. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 144 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #1
    Tack's Cartoon Tips (1923 G. H. McCallum Co.) 1

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    By B. "Tack" Knight. Short instructional booklet giving examples and tips on expanding your cartoonist repertoire. 7 3/4-in. x 5 1/4-in., 28 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Teaching Graphic Novels SC (2010 Maupin House) Practical Strategies for the Secondary ELA Classroom 1-1ST

    1st printing. Harness the power of graphic novels to promote literacy with standards-based strategies that engage secondary students! Includes examples from graphic novels, professional resource suggestions, strategies that can be used with any graphic novel, and extra support for English-language learners, this flexible resource takes the guesswork out of teaching with graphic novels and builds in the fun. Softcover, 8 1/2-in. x 11-in., 236 pages, B&W. Cover price $24.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    No image available

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    1st printing.

    Consultant Editor: Waldemar Januszczak.

    A unique guide to the techniques of 50 of the world's greatest painters. Most of the full color photographs - over 250 in all - were commissioned especially for this book. They include actual size details from the paintings, In addition, over 300 explanatory diagrams illustrate the painting process.

    Featuring paintings by such legendary artists as Duccio, Leonardo, Bosch, Hilliard, Rembrandt, Blake, Ingres, Monet, Van Gogh, Munch, Mondrian, Picasso, Pollock, Hamilton, and more!

    Hardcover, 9-in. x 11 1/2-in., 192 pages, full color.

  • Issue #1-REP
    Techniques of the World's Great Painters HC (1990 Chartwell Books) A QED Book 1-REP Techniques of the World's Great Painters HC (1990 Chartwell Books) A QED Book 1-REP

    2nd and later printings.

    Consultant Editor: Waldemar Januszczak.

    A unique guide to the techniques of 50 of the world's greatest painters. Most of the full color photographs - over 250 in all - were commissioned especially for this book. They include actual size details from the paintings, In addition, over 300 explanatory diagrams illustrate the painting process.

    Featuring paintings by such legendary artists as Duccio, Leonardo, Bosch, Hilliard, Rembrandt, Blake, Ingres, Monet, Van Gogh, Munch, Mondrian, Picasso, Pollock, Hamilton, and more!

    Hardcover, 9-in. x 11 1/2-in., 192 pages, full color.

  • Issue #ITEM#1
    Todd McFarlane Creates Lotus VHS (1992 Stabur Home Video) ITEM#1 Todd McFarlane Creates Lotus VHS (1992 Stabur Home Video) ITEM#1

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    Todd McFarlane, the artistic genius behind the best selling comic book SPAWN (Image Comics), once again dazzles his fans with the scope of his innovative talents. This home video, taped at the San Diego Comic Convention before a live audience, takes us on a journey through the creative processes of Todd's mind as he illustrates a new character using suggestions right from the audience. The creation is the first major comic book character to have a reader influence in its design. Running Time: 45 Minutes.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Toons! How to Draw Wild and Lively Characters for All Kinds of Cartoons HC (1997 North Light Books) 1-1ST Toons! How to Draw Wild and Lively Characters for All Kinds of Cartoons HC (1997 North Light Books) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    By Randy Glasbergen.

    This book will get you started drawing professional-quality cartoons faster than you ever dreamed possible! With more than 20 years of professional cartooning experience, Randy Glasbergen has had time to learn the secrets and shortcuts of his craft - and now he shares them here with you.

    You'll learn how to:
    o Draw funny, expressive faces full of personality, turn simple stick figures into exciting characters that practically spring to life on your drawing pad.
    o Draw comic animals. Learn basic skills that will help you draw any pet, farm critter or zoo animal imaginable.
    o Set the stage for your characters with scenery and props.
    o Choose the right cartooning tools to achieve professional results.
    o Discover great cartoon ideas all around you, everyday, wherever you go.
    o Develop your very own, one-of-a-kind cartooning style that makes your work stand apart from the crowd.

    Hardcover, 7 1/2-in. x 10 1/2-in., 128 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $22.99.

  • Issue #0
    Traditional Art Tutorials, How To: Comic Basics (2019 Anomaly) 0

    Learn Comic Art from the Pros! Preview of Traditional Art Tutorials, How To: Comic Basics. 6.75" x 10.25", 4 pages, PC.

  • Vol. 4 #16
    Watercolor (1990 BPI Communications) Vol. 4 #16

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    Vol. 4, No. 16. Fall 1998. 8" x 10.5". 128 pages. Full color. Cover price $6.95.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings SC (2016 Barron's) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. By Carlos Gomes Cabral. The best cartoonists jam-pack their work with action that moves the story along. So how do you capture this kind of motion in your work? Whoosh! 250 Ways to Get Motion into Your Drawings can help. Cartoonist and illustrator Carlos Gomes Cabral shares his tips and tricks to help you create attention-grabbing drawings that practically leap off the pages. It's all in the details: sometimes simplicity, rhythm, the position of a shadow, the use of a speed line, or even an exaggerated expression can make all the difference. Softcover, 160 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $19.99.

  • Issue #0-1ST
    You Can Draw in 30 Days SC (2011 Da Capo Press) 0-1ST

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    First printing, 2011. Written by Mark Kister. Quick and easy step-by-step instructions for drawing. 7 1/4-in. x 9-in. 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $19.00.