Here is a list of the best Comic Drawing books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way (1984)
- Foundations in Comic Book Art: SCAD Creative Essentials (Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Sequential Artists) (2014)
- Draw With Jazza – Creating Characters: Fun and Easy Guide to Drawing Cartoons and Comics (2016)
- Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond (2008)
- Stan Lee’s How to Draw Superheroes: From the Legendary Co-creator of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man (2013)
- Cartoon Faces: How to Draw Heads, Features & Expressions (Cartoon Academy) (2014)
- Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers (2010)
- Blank Comic Book: Draw Your Own Comics – 150 Pages of Fun and Unique Templates – A Large 8.5″ x 11″ Notebook and Sketchbook for Kids and Adults to Unleash Creativity (2018)
- Blank Comic Book: 7.5 x 9.25, 130 Pages, comic panel,For drawing your own comics, idea and design sketchbook,for artists of all levels (2016)
- The Drawing Lesson: A Graphic Novel That Teaches You How to Draw (2016)
- Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels (2006)
One of the first and still one of the best, Stan Lee’s How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way has been the primary resource for any and all who want to master the art of illustrating comic books and graphic novels.Stan Lee, the Mighty Man from Marvel, and John Buscema, active and adventuresome artist behind the Silver Surfer, Conan the Ba…
Foundations in Comic Book Art: SCAD Creative Essentials (Fundamental Tools and Techniques for Sequential Artists) (2014)
Artists seeking a way to break into the exciting world of sequential art first need to master the tools, techniques, and habits used by their favorite pencillers, inkers, and digital artists for creating dynamic, exciting comic artwork.
Draw With Jazza YouTube star Josiah Brooks breaks down an easy-to-follow method that will help you to invent and draw original characters time and time again. Whether sci-fi or steampunk, comic book heroines or tattooed action heroes, animal familiars or alien races, you will discover the limitless possibilities of creating your very own characters for comic books, cartoons, video games and more! No matter what your skill level, you can draw from concept to finished art with confidence.
“A gold mine of essential information for every aspiring comics artist. Highly recommended.” –Scott McCloud Drawing Words and Writing Pictures is a course on comic creation – for college classes or for independent study – that centers on storytelling and concludes with making a finished comic.
Stan Lee’s How to Draw Superheroes: From the Legendary Co-creator of the Avengers, Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and Iron Man (2013)
The third installment in comics icon Stan Lee’s series showing readers how to draw some of the most exciting and dynamic superheroes of all time.Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, and the Avengers all share a common trait — these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows readers everything they’ll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations.
Make a face—a funny face! The personality of a cartoon character begins with the face: the head, the features, the expressions. Get that right and you can create a memorable personality. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart presents the ultimate tutorial on the topic in masterful detail, covering characters both male and female, from babies to adults, in all shapes and sizes.
Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers (2010)
The ultimate guide to visual storytelling! How to make the audience “”feel”” the story while they are “”reading”” the story. Using his experiences from working in the comic book industry, movie studios and teaching, Marcos introduces the reader to a step-by-step system that will create the most successful storyboards and graphics for the best visual communication.
Blank Comic Book: Draw Your Own Comics – 150 Pages of Fun and Unique Templates – A Large 8.5″ x 11″ Notebook and Sketchbook for Kids and Adults to Unleash Creativity (2018)
Unleash your inner creativity in this Blank Comic Book Journal that is perfect for both Kids and Adults!Kids love making their own cartoons and comics and, this Blank Comic Book for Kids is the book you need. Filled with comic book templates of various styles, with 150 pages, this book will keep budding artists busy for hours.
Blank Comic Book: 7.5 x 9.25, 130 Pages, comic panel,For drawing your own comics, idea and design sketchbook,for artists of all levels (2016)
Buy With Confidence***** This is incredible for kids with an artistic flare. I got one for each of my daughters and they are inspired. – Josh B.***** Of all the Christmas gifts, this is the ones the kids would not put down! Forget the Legos and other fun stuff
For the first time ever, drawing instructor and graphic novelist Mark Crilley brings his easy-to-follow artistic instruction to aspiring artists in the form of a comic book, providing you with a one-of-a-kind how-to experience.
“Magnificent! The best how-to manual ever published.” — Kevin Kelly, Cool ToolsScott McCloud tore down the wall between high and low culture in 1993 with Understanding Comics, a massive comic book about comics, linking the medium to such diverse fields as media theory, movie criticism, and web design. In Reinventing Comics, McCloud took this to the next level, charting twelve different revolutions in how comics are generated, read, and perceived today.
Best Comic Drawing Books That You Need
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some comic drawing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
Comics as a Research Practice: Drawing Narrative Geographies Beyond the Frame
Author(s): Giada Peterle
ID: 2983118, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Drawing the Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Voting in America
Author(s): Tommy Jenkins
ID: 2799960, Publisher: Abrams ComicArts, Year: 2020, Size: 132 Mb, Format: epub
The Art of Comic Book Drawing
Author(s): Maury Aaseng
ID: 2853981, Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing, Year: 2020, Size: 23 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.