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Creating Comics: Drawing and Life Lessons from Master Cartoonists in the works from IDW

Drawing and Life Lessons from Master Cartoonists

Whether you’re an amateur or pro artist or like comics history or insights into artists you might like Drawing and Life Lessons from Master Cartoonists, set for release from IDW Publushing in July

The very first book of its kind, edited by Eisner-winner Craig Yoe, the content sources materials from uber-rare, never-before reprinted cartooning courses with expert teachings from cartooning’s rock stars: PeanutsCharles Schulz, Little Nemo’s Winsor McCay, Superman’s Joe Shuster, Batman’s Joe Kubert, Flash Gordon’s Alex Raymond, Terry and the PiratesMilton Caniff, The New Yorker’s R. Taylor, Betty and Veronica’s Dan DeCarlo, Prince Valiant’s Hal Foster, Barney Googles’ Billy Debeck, Plastic Man’s Jack Cole, Gasoline Alley’s Frank King, Popeye’s E.C. Segar and many more icons of comic art.

These Who’s Who’s of Cartooning’s greats teach you in page after page of eye-opening beginning and advanced lessons how to draw and write comics. And these esteemed geniuses act as life coaches with inspiring stories of how they succeeded and give you stirring and wise encouragement to propel you to your own success. For beginners, seasoned professionals, teachers, students in school classes hungry to learn, and even those that are passionate about comics history, this will be an invaluable classic in the field.

• Drawing and Life Lessons from Master Cartoonists will be published in July 2017 and you can pre-order it from amazon.co.uk here (using this link helps support downthetubes)

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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