Gr. 9-12. Scared!
begins with a brief history of horror comics (mostly in the U.S.), profiles of some popular illustrators, useful tips on drawing for the genre (creating "creepy characters," for example), and advice on references and resources. The bulk of the book is dedicated to straightforward how-to, with illustrations for a gallery of ghouls showing each character broken down into basic shapes. The approach is especially suited to YA artists just developing an interest in how comics are drawn. Coloring and Lettering
is an extensive look at what an artist needs to know about these subjects in order to become a professional in the comics industry--from fundamental principles of color and using computers to tools and skills needed to create a variety of styles of lettering. The book also lends insight into how and why coloring and lettering in comics have changed through the history of the industry. This is a great resource for YAs seriously interested in graphic storytelling; it will also find an appreciative audience among adults. Tina ColemanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
is the author of Freaks! How to Draw Fantastic Fantasy Creatures
; Hi-Yah! How to Draw Fantastic Martial Arts Comics
; Gung-Ho! How to Draw Fantastic Military Comics
: and several other drawing titles. He lives in Canal Winchester, Ohio. Bryan Baugh
is the co-author of Scared! How to Draw Fantastic Horror Comic Characters
and the author of Zap! How to Draw Fantastic Sci-Fi Comics.
He is also the author of Swords and Sorcery
. He has supplied storyboards for animated productions featuring Batman, Jackie Chan, and the Masters of the Universe. He lives in Thousand Oaks, CA.