Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Project Spotlight: "I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide" by Matt Marrocco

I'm a huge fan of comics.  Besides the story and characters, it's amazing that so many people - writer, penciller, inker, colorist, letter, editor, and more - work together to get out a finished product, often on a monthly basis.  Any insight into the process is incredibly eye opening.  I'm especially interested in the art side of things, particularly since I'll never have the talent or patience for it.  For those of you who are looking into getting into the business, though, you know that practice gets you everywhere.  But sometimes you need a leg up.  That's where the I DRAW COMICS Sketchbook & Reference Guide, from the same folks (Matt Marrocco) who brought you I DRAW CARS, comes in.

I DRAW COMICS doesn't just show you cool things, it shows you how to draw your own cool things.  From the basics of perspective and proportions to layout and storytelling in the comic book format, you'll find everything you need to simply get better.  With industry standouts Ryan Stegman and Mike Norton on board, you know you'll get solid advice and quality examples.  It's filled with a ton of exercises that are sure to help any apsiring artists perfect their craft.  If you're like me and have less of an invested interest and more of a genuine curiosity, it'll be great to look through and understand this complex process that we all probably take for granted when looking at the finished, pretty pictures.

The main get from this campaign is, of course, the I DRAW COMICS book itself.  Even better, it comes with a branded pen so you can get drawing right away.  Other rewards include alternate book covers, hoodies, exclusive sketches by Stegman, and the coolest (to me) original art from Stegman's Marvel work.

Overall, if you have any interest in the comic book industry or the process of creating a book, I DRAW COMICS looks like a must.  Whether it's so you can start creating your own book or just want to learn more, be sure to check it out.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post I linked to it in Techlife my syndicated column interviewing Matt - The Superhero Backstory of Matt Marrocco -