Drawing and Life Lessons from Master Cartoonists

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)

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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