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How To Draw Comics: By The Pros Paperback – Large Print, March 5, 2011
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About the Author
To all my friends who are interested in my life story, where do I start?! I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY in the 1950's Right now I am living the clean life in Connecticut with my family. My love for comics came at an early age, I think I was around 10 years old when I first picked up a comic book. I always loved reading comic books and especially loved the books on art and illustrations. In the 1980's I moved to Manhattan, NY, I published many books on the art of drawing, I published many paperback and hardcover books, I started a humor magazine, It kept me busy for a while. For some reason I lost interest in the publishing business after 9/11 and started slowing down. I completely went in another direction and started investing and renovating homes in Connecticut with my wife. One night my children were drawing comics on a piece of paper, and I suddenly missed working on the art books and being in the comic world. So here I am again publishing my lovely books, my passion that I missed so dearly. I hope that I get you guys attention, again, because I intend to make my books better then I've ever done before! I have a lot of bottled up creations and good intentions inside of me to make my books better then ever! Al Occhino
Top customer reviews
What is strange about this book is that it says "by the pros". And whom are these pros you ask? That's a good question, because the book makes no mention at all of any, nor does it even say who illustrated the photos. In fact, barely anything is said at all in this mere 90 page picture book. The drawings aren't even that good, and most look like quick sketches.
From what I gathered, the person who made the illustrations is Rich Buckler. On the cover is a panel shown from Spectacular Spiderman 108, drawn by Rich Buckler. I also assumed Rich Buckler is the artist because some of the drawings closely resemble the cover of Rich Buckler's book "How to Draw Super Heroes" (ISBN 0-9615671-5-5) published by Solson Publications... also known as Gary Brodsky! I began to suspect it was the same book, in fact. Well five years later, I finally found a copy of it and it is COMPLETELY the same book, except the author and title change. The format is a little smaller, and was published in 1986.
In essence, there is very little substance to this book, which is why I haven't said much about its contents. There are a few paragraphs here and there, but mostly this book is just a bunch of rough sketches of a generic hero with a cape, some muscles, and simple anatomy. A lot is shown, but not many of the drawings are explained. I would only recommend this book for a young kid who will just look at the photos of a book anyway without reading anything. That is the only case I would recommend someone to buy this book over many of the better books out there.