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How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling

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How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling is an instructional book based on the cinematic, high contrast noir style of acclaimed comic book and graphic novel illustrator, Shawn Martinbrough.



Martinbrough’s work has been published by DC Comics, Vertigo and Marvel Comics, illustrating stories ranging from Batman to the X-Men. This is his first book
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by Watson-Guptill
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Shawn Martinbrough has illustrated comics for DC Comics, Vertigo, and Marvel Comics, ranging from Batman, Superman, and X-Men, to King James, based on superstar athlete Lebron James. He's an accomplished artist and it's great he shares his tips on drawing noir comics with this book.

Everything in the book is explained simply and clearly with lots of personal examples. He tries to address the many approaches to creating noir comics and does them well. For example w
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Steve Carroll
I can barely draw a circle but I enjoy reading how to draw books to improve my appreciation of art drawn by people who can :). This book was really interesting, particularly its coverage of how the traditional noir concepts of shadow and contrast translate to the comics medium. lots of really clear examples to illustrate the principles.
Zachary Roper
pretty good book that emphasizes how to use blacks effectively. Definitely a good addition to your inspiration library.
dug
Ok for beginners. Just scratches the surface.
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