I grabbed “Draw Comics Like a Pro” during a visit to my local library. Mr. Bigley’s years of comic book drawing experience are on display in this great albeit short book. I particularly enjoyed the chapters on proportions and dynamic poses.
The book seems to be aimed at a younger reader because some of the chapters are craft projects instead of drawing exercises.
I added it to my collection because I found a great deal on Amazon. I’d recommend a library check-out before you buy to see if the information is already contained in a book you already own.
According to lambiek.net:
Albert Bigley studied at the Ringling School of Art. He began his career in the late 1980s by working on the First Publishing titles ‘The Badger’ and ‘Sable’. He then did artwork for DC’s ‘The Fly’ and ‘Race Warrior’ and Marvel’s ‘Iron Man’, ‘West Coast Avengers’, ‘Scarlet Witch’ and ‘Darkhold’ throughout the early 1990s. For Archie Comics, he drew ‘Archie and Friends’ and ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’, and for Image, he cooperated on ‘Geminar’. He has illustrated stories for Disney’s ‘A Bug’s Life’, ‘Monsters Inc.’ and ‘Lilo & Stitch’ since 2002. He has also illustrated coloring books, story books and merchandise.
I’m adding a new feature to Banana Panic with this post. I’m going to start cataloging the resources I use to create my comic.
This will include:
Reviewing books on drawing
Adding links to tutorial sites and videos
Creating my own tutorials
If you have any suggestions, or things you’d like to see, please let me know.
I’ll begin by linking to Mark Crilley’s you tube channel. Mark creates excellent how-to draw Manga style videos. His tutorials on hair and on eyes are two of my favorites. I highly recommend subscribing to his channel so you don’t miss any of the great tips.
Here’s the cover for Banana Panic #2 “The Terror that Walks!” What’s the horrible meniace about to capture poor little Simon? Get the issue to find out. (Available at Black Cat Comics and on iPhone soon.)