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The Art of Comic-Book Inking (with a brush)...
on August 23, 1999
That's what it should have been called, considering Gary Martin hardly touches on the techniques of inking with a crowquill pen. And of his "guest" inkers, only a few mention it or begin to describe it. I think the book could have used a little more instruction on inking with a pen.
That, however, is the only black mark (no pun intended) against it (& why I gave it 4 stars). The rest of the book is extremely informative and those guest inkers (tops in their field) mentioned earlier, inking three different pencilled pages, are a great touch; Gary is himself, an amazing inking talent. Also, Steve Rude is a great penciller, one of the best (though I agree with the reviewer who would have liked other pencilling style represented in the book; e.g.: what approach to take when inking looser pencils). All in all, though a great book and one of the few written on the topic.
P.S. Regarding inking with a crowquill: besides the art books already written on it, there is one author that I know of who describes it in some detail. Dave Sim, in his "Guide to Self-Publishing", describes the mechanics of the process almost as if it were a science. I don't know if the book is in print anymore, though.