Friday, November 16, 2007

The "Complete" Syllabus for Cartoonists

(Original post here.)


Dr Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

Andrew Loomis:

Creative Illustration

Drawing the Head and Hands

Figure Drawing for all it's Worth

Successful Drawing

Walter Foster:

Okay, there's literally a hundred books available from Walter Foster Publishing that cover a wide range of subjects and techniques. Just look around, you'll find something you want.

George Bridgman:

The Best of Bridgman: Boxed Set (Contains Bridgman’s Life Drawing, The Book of a Hundred Hands, and Heads, Features and Faces).

Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing From Life

Constructive Anatomy

Drawing the Draped Figure

The Human Machine

Jack Hamm:

First Lessons in Drawing and Painting

Drawing the Head and Figure

Drawing Scenery: Landscapes and Seascapes

How to Draw Animals

Cartooning the Head and Figure

Drawing and Cartooning for Laughs

Burne Hogarth:

Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery: Solutions for Drawing the Clothed Figure

Dynamic Light and Shade

Fritz Schider, An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists

Sarah Simblet, Anatomy for the Artist

Jeno Barcsay, Anatomy for the Artist

Gyorgy Feher and Andras Szunyoghy, Cyclopedia Anatomicae

Mark Edward Smith, The Nude Figure

Thomas Easley and Mark Edward Smith, The Figure in Motion

John Cody with Ron Tribell, Atlas of Foreshortening

Gary Faigin, The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression

James McMullan, High Focus Drawing

Mike Mattesi, Force


Stan Lee and John Buscema, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way

Scott McCloud:

Understanding Comics

Reinventing Comics

Making Comics

Will Eisner:

Comics & Sequential Art

Graphic Storytelling

Shop Talk


Bob Andelman, A Spirited Life and accompanying blog articles.

David Chelsea, Perspective for Comic Book Artists

Jeff Johnson, Draw Fight Scenes Like a Pro

Andy Smith, Drawing Dynamic Comics

Glenn Fabry, Muscles in Motion: Figure Drawing for the Comic Book Artist

Durwin S. Talon, Panel Discussions: Design in Sequential Art Storytelling

Mark Salisbury, Artists on Comic Art

Gary Martin, The Art of Comic Book Inking

Arthur Guptill, Rendering in Pen and Ink

Klaus Janson, The DC Comics Guide to Penciling Comics

Klaus Janson, The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics

Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein, The DC Comics Guide to Coloring & Lettering Comics


Syd Field, Screenplay

William Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade

Truffaut, Hitchcock

Scott Meredith, Writing to Sell

W. Terrence Gordon, McLuhan for Beginners

Christopher Vogler, The Writer's Journey

Robert McKee, Story

Julius Schwartz and Brian M. Thomsen, Man of Two Worlds: My Life in Science Fiction and Comics


Dennis O'Neil,
The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics

Alan Moore, Writing For Comics

Nat Gertler (editor), Panel One: Comic Book Scripts by Top Writers

Nat Gertler (editor), Panel Two: More Comic Book Scripts By Top Writers

Mark Salisbury, Writers On Comics Scriptwriting

Tom Root and Andrew Kardon, Writers On Comics Scriptwriting volume 2


Warren Ellis:

Come In Alone

From the Desk of Warren Ellis volume 1

From the Desk of Warren Ellis volume 2

Neil Gaiman, Gods & Tulips

Larry Young, True Facts: Comics' Righteous Anger

Dave Sim, Cerebus Guide to Self-Publishing

Kevin Tinsley, Digital Prepress for Comic Books

And now...Cheese.


Lynne said...

Did you really read of all these books? Wow!

Jeff said...

Only half of them. Some I don't own.