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

By Mark Chiarello, Todd Klein

America's major comedian ebook writer brings its star creators and vintage characters to the fourth in an authoritative sequence of books on find out how to create comics. Acclaimed comedian e-book illustrator Mark Chiarello and award-winning letterer Todd Klein display dozens of surefire thoughts, functional thoughts, secrets and techniques for dynamic comedian booklet coloring and lettering. They use DC's world-famous characters to illustrate an array of thoughts, overlaying such subject matters because the execs and cons of lettering through hand or by way of computing device, developing balloons and fonts, brand designs, operating with colour, and developing lighting tricks. The lively step by step directions are informative, stimulating, and transparent adequate for even newcomers to persist with. additionally, each process proven during this advisor conforms to updated criteria. the best how-to on every thing coloring and lettering, this one-stop sourcebook is full of a wealth of verified ideas, sensible recommendation, secrets and techniques for the aspiring comedian artist.

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In due time, World War II caught up with the comics industry. Art shops and publishing houses emptied as writers and artists were drafted into service. At Timely and elsewhere, older artists, women, and others who were exempt from wartime duty came on board to pick up the slack. Comic books had long been leading the charge against the “evil Japs” and Hitler’s Third Reich. Now, the business enjoyed a circulation boost from sales to the millions of young men on military bases who were tackling those menaces for real.

Goodman gathered all of his comics titles under one banner: Timely Publications. The name stuck. Although he employed dozens of other company labels in subsequent years, Goodman’s comics-publishing ventures during the 1940s are generally referred to as Timely comics. , and paid him $12 per page to draw comics directly for Timely. The son of a tailor, Simon had worked as a newspaper illustrator and photo retoucher before hopping on the comics bandwagon in 1939. While freelancing for Goodman, Simon also became the editor in chief of Fox Publications, earning a handsome salary of $85 per week.

Superman and Batman were still pulling the ship at DC, while other companies found success with characters such as Captain Marvel and Plastic Man. Still other publishers ventured into uncharted waters, testing out genres ranging from teenage titles (Pep Comics) to literary adaptations (Classic Comics). Artists such as Jack Kirby, Will Eisner, Mac Raboy, Reed Crandall, and Lou Fine 03 (019-034) chapter 3_03 (019-034) chapter 3 7/28/11 4:00 PM Page 29 Stan Lee, Playwright 29 stretched the art form in new directions, incorporating bold cinematic techniques, exploding and reassembling the grammar and syntax of comics, and reinvigorating the field’s sense of purpose.

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