The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics

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Watson-Guptill Publications, 2004 - Art - 144 pages
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America's leading comic book publisher brings its superstar creators and classic characters to the fourth in an authoritative series of books on how to create comics. Acclaimed comic book illustrator Mark Chiarello and award-winning letterer Todd Klein demonstrate dozens of surefire strategies, practical techniques, and professional secrets for dynamic comic book coloring and lettering. They use DC's world-famous characters to demonstrate an array of techniques, covering such topics as the pros and cons of lettering by hand or by computer, creating balloons and fonts, logo designs, working with color, and creating special effects. The animated step-by-step instructions are informative, stimulating, and clear enough for even beginners to follow. In addition, every technique shown in this guide conforms to up-to-date industry standards. The perfect how-to on everything coloring and lettering, this one-stop sourcebook is packed with a wealth of tested techniques, practical advice, and professional secrets for the aspiring comic artist.

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Review: The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics (DC Comics Guides)

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Cons: If you have a graphic design background like I have, then you will probably know 90% of what was covered in this book. Pros: The rest of the info contained in this book is so rare and hard to ... Read full review

Review: The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics (DC Comics Guides)

User Review  - Goodreads

Cons: If you have a graphic design background like I have, then you will probably know 90% of what was covered in this book. Pros: The rest of the info contained in this book is so rare and hard to ... Read full review

Contents

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TWO The Principles of Color
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FIVE Getting Started with Coloring
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Copyright

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Daniel Wallace has been chronicling the Star Wars universe for years, writing four of the most popular Essential Guides, including The Essential Guide to Planets, The Essential Guide to Droids, and the New York Times bestseller The New Essential Guide to Characters. He and his wife live in Detroit with two sons and one daughter.
Mark Chiarello is currently the Editorial Art Director for DC Comics. As a freelance illustrator, he has received the comic book industry’ s Eisner, Harvey, and Reuben Awards. Mark has also done freelance illustration for, among others, the National Basketball Association, Topps Inc., Disney, and Universal Pictures. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
After studying film and illustration at the Art Center College of Design in the early 1990s, Tommy Lee Edwards moved to central North Carolina. He has worked for Lucasfilm, DC Comics, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros’ on projects like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dinotopia, and Batman Begins. www.tommyleeedwards.com
John Van Fleet grew up in New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap, playing a lot of baseball. He has worked in comics, production design, and editorial illustration. Clients include Dark Horse, DC Comics, Paramount, Electronic Arts, the Walt Disney Company, Marvel, Warner Bros., Lucasfilm, and many more. www.Johnvanfleet.com

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