Celebrate the Do-It-Yourself Spirit in the August PREVIEWS

Courtesy of Previews Magazine


This month, PREVIEWS’ D.I.Y. Month pays homage to the do-it-yourself spirit that launched the comics industry. Where would we be today if two young lads named Jerry and Joe didn’t create their own comic books? Those two guys — one a writer, the other an artist — launched a genre and forged a legend. Who will be the next Siegel and Shuster? Who will create the next comic book classic?

Many creators attempt to do just that each month. Some self-publish their own comics, some create fanzines and chapbooks. Some publish webcomics. Some of these creators are noticed by publishers large or small, and some of their creations catch on with the public. Regardless of where they wind up on the sales charts, however, these creators all started in the same place: at the drawing board.

Like any skill, creating comic books at any stage of the process — whether writing, penciling, inking, lettering, or coloring — requires practice and technique. Creators, at any skill level, can take advantage of How to Draw Month which spotlights books that will help you become a better comics creator. Whether you choose from books like Watson-Guptill’s DC Comics How to Guides, Random House’s How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, or any of the dozen more books featured with the “D.I.Y.” icon throughout the August PREVIEWS catalog, you will find tips and techniques that will help you become the best comics creator you can be!

Check out some of our D.I.Y. titles below!

 

Item Code Description Price Vendor
AUG181420 TERRY MOORE HOW TO DRAW SC $16.99 ABSTRACT STUDIOS
AUG181767 HOW TO DRAW BATMAN SUPERMAN & OTHER DC HEROES VILLAINS SC (O/A) $14.95 CAPSTONE PUBLISHING
AUG181817 HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH COMICS MASTER EDITION (O/A) $19.99 DEVILS DUE /1FIRST COMICS, LLC
AUG181837 ART OF ALFREDO ALCALA SECRET TEACHINGS OF COMIC BOOK MASTER $14.95 DOVER PUBLICATIONS
AUG181969 MASTERING COMICS SC (Also available at TFAW.com) $34.99 FIRST SECOND BOOKS
AUG181974 DRAWING BEAUTIFUL WOMEN FRANK CHO METHOD HC (MR) $29.95 FLESK PUBLICATIONS
AUG181975 DRAWING BEAUTIFUL WOMEN FRANK CHO METHOD STUDIO ED  (MR) $150.00 FLESK PUBLICATIONS
AUG181995 OVERSTREET GUIDE SC GUIDE TO COSPLAY CVR A
(ALSO AVAILABLE AT TFAW.COM)
$15.00 GEMSTONE PUBLISHING
AUG183021 MAZINKAISER MODEROID MAZINKAISER LIGER PLASTIC MDL KIT (More collectibles at Amazon.com) $59.99 GOOD SMILE COMPANY
AUG182008 UNDERSTANDING COMICS SC NEW PTG
(ALSO ON AMAZON.COM)
$24.99 HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
AUG182009 REINVENTING COMICS TP (HARPER COLLINS ED) (ALSO ON AMAZON.COM) $24.99 HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
AUG182010 MAKING COMICS STORYTELLING SECRETS OF COMICS (ALSO ON AMAZON.COM) $24.99 HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
AUG182042 COMICS CREATE YOUR OWN SC
(Also check other resources at Amazon.com)
$9.99 JOE BOOKS
AUG182194 STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION SC DIY RESOURCE FOR ZINES (MR) (ALSO AT TFAW) $10.00 SILVER SPROCKET
AUG182209 BRIDGMANS COMP GT DRAWING FROM LIFE SC NEW PTG $18.99 STERLING PUBLISHING
AUG182291 HOW TO DRAW COMICS THE MARVEL WAY SC NEW PTG $17.99 TOUCHSTONE
AUG182302 BEST OF DRAW MAGAZINE SC VOL 01 $24.95 TWOMORROWS PUBLISHING
AUG182341 ART OF COMIC BOOK WRITING DEFINITIVE GUIDE SC $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182342 COMPLETE GUIDE TO SELF PUBLISHING COMICS SC (Backorder at $19.99 on TFAW.com) $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182343 DC COMICS GUIDE TO CREATING COMICS SC $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182344 DC COMICS GT DIGITALLY DRAWING COMICS SC ($16.92 on Amazon.com)
Backorder copies at TFAW.com ORDER HERE
$22.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182345 DC COMICS GUIDE TO WRITING COMICS SC $22.95 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182346 DC COMICS GUIDE TO PENCILLING COMICS TP $22.95 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182347 DC COMICS GUIDE TO INKING COMICS TP $22.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182348 DC COMICS GUIDE TO COLORING & LETTERING COMICS TP NEW PTG $22.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182349 DRAWING LESSON GRAPHIC NOVEL TEACHES YOU HOW TO DRAW $18.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182350 FOUNDATIONS IN COMIC BOOK ART SCAD CREATIVE ESSENTIALS SC $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182351 HOGARTH DYNAMIC ANATOMY REVISED & EXPANDED SC $29.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182352 HOGARTH DYNAMIC FIGURE DRAWING NEW PTG $22.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182353 HOGARTH DRAWING DYNAMIC HANDS NEW PTG $23.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182354 HOGARTH DRAWING THE HUMAN HEAD SC NEW PTG $23.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182355 MAKE COMICS LIKE THE PROS SC $22.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182356 STAN LEE HOW TO WRITE COMICS SC $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182357 STAN LEE HOW TO DRAW COMICS SC $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182358 HOGARTH DYNAMIC WRINKLES & DRAPERY NEW PTG $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182359 STAN LEES HOW TO DRAW SUPERHEROES SC $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182360 WORDS FOR PICTURES ART & BUSINESS OF WRITING COMICS SC $24.99 WATSON GUPTIL
AUG182363 HOW COMICS WORK SC $24.99 WELLFLEET PRESS
AUG182364 WILL EISNERS COMICS & SEQUENTIAL ART SC NEW PTG $23.95 WW NORTON
AUG182366 WILL EISNERS EXPRESSIVE ANATOMY FOR COMICS SC NEW PTG $24.95 WW NORTON
AUG182365 WILL EISNER GRAPHIC STORYTELLING VISUAL STORYTELLING NEW PTG $24.95 WW NORTON

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