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Hachette Launches “Draw The Marvel Way” Part Work in January

Draw The Marvel Way #1 - Cover

Hachette, the British publisher of titles such as Doctor Who: The Complete History and Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection is to launch How To Draw The Marvel Way on 6th January in all good newsagents.

The part work – evocative of long-established comic creation guides such as How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, still a handy guide to drawing action comics in my view,  offers a step by step guide on how to learn to draw like the greats of comic book illustration.

Each issue of How To Draw The Marvel Way will offer advice on drawing comics, from pencilling to inking and colouring. Learn tips and techniques to create the most gripping, fast-paced, action-packed comics with simple, easy-to-follow steps and a core element of basic drawing skills.

How To Draw The Marvel Way - Packshot

The first issue – which will launch at a bargain price of 99p – offers tips on drawing the likes of Spider-Man and Captain America and is presented in an easy-to-understand manner that will appeal to young, aspiring artists but also offers useful features that should appeal to older readers, with Brazilian artist Mike Deodato offering his tips on drawing, pitching for work and revealing his favourite Marvel superhero.

How To Draw The Marvel Way Drawing Kit

Collect as you go: a classic drawing kit

The part work will also enable subscribers to collect their own classic drawing kit, created with the help and advice of real Marvel artists and colourists.

This is a great primer for young artists keen to break into a competitive industry. Bear in mind that after the first issues part work titles go to firm sale, so you’ll either have to order it from your newsagent if you want to keep collecting, or subscribe – the latter offering the opportunity to win tickets for an upcoming Marvel film premiere.

• For full information on How To Draw The Marvel Way , launching 6th January 2016 in UK newsagents visit: | Find How To Draw The Marvel Way on Facebook | Instgram

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About John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative" who is currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 25 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary, including DEATH'S HEAD II and WARHEADS. At Marvel he wrote strips for THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, THUNDERCATS, DOCTOR WHO and co-created SHADOW RIDERS with Brian Williamson and Ross Dearsley. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. He has written comics for Marvel UK, Judge Dredd Megazine, Lucky Bag Comic, CGL (an Italian publisher), STRIP Magazine and ROK Comics; and edited some of Titan's British comics collections including Dan Dare and Charley's War. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.
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