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: Peanuts‘ Charles Schulz, Little Nemo’s Winsor McCay, Superman’s Joe Shuster, Batman’s Joe Kubert, Flash Gordon’s Alex Raymond, Terry and the Pirates’ Milton 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)
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.