Book Description

From Library Journal Alvarez, creator of the daily Sherlock Holmes comic strip and a teacher of comic art, has put together the most substantial book yet on this increasingly popular art. Comics, sometimes known as 'sequential art,' are a multimillion-dollar business, with their original panels collected like fine art and shown on museum walls. This comprehensive volume covers cartooning elements from human anatomy, clothing and drapery, light, and composition to lettering, inking, and writing the text. Tips from leading cartoonists like Sy Barry (The Phantom) round out a book that dabblers and aspiring professionals alike will enjoy. For a good companion to this, see Lurene Haines's Writer's Guide to the Business of Comics (Stabur, 1995).Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Tom Alvarez creates the daily comic strip Sherlock Holmes, which appears in newspapers around the US. He lives in Port Charlotte, Florida. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more