- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill; 1st edition (Oct. 30 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0823024067
- ISBN-13: 978-0823024063
- Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 1.2 x 27.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 581 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #83,182 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling Paperback – Oct 30 2007
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About the Author
Shawn Martinbrough illustrates many DC and Marvel comics, including
Superman, Detective Comics, Batman, and X-Men. Other clients include LucasArts, Playboy, and many others. In 2004, he was named one of "Washington, D.C.'s Best" by The
Washingtonian. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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The main bulk of the book deals with comic creation specific to noir style. He explains the ways to create mood, lighting and texture to aid the story. And also touches the comic creation part like paneling, pacing, creating drama, choosing backgrounds, using references and more. All the examples included are well caption to emphasis the techniques reviewed.
At the end of the book is a 16-page noir style graphic novel to show readers the finished product.
This book is a great introduction to noir comics and serves as a great reference.
You can view more of Shawn Martinbrough's work at Verge Entertainment, which is a company he founded with his partners.
There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.
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