From the co-creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and some of the most popular comic book characters of all time comes an in-depth comics drawing instruction book revealing the tools, styles, and techniques of today's top comics artists.
Focusing on topics like anatomy, perspective, and character design, as well as brand new topics like manga art styles, digital art, and more, Stan Lee's Master Class is the next step for those looking to perfect their superhero rendering and create fantastic worlds perfect for today's modern comic book audience. With examples from his classic collaborations at Marvel Comics and from today's top comics artists, Lee builds on concepts only touched upon in his previous instructional offerings and provides a pathway for aspiring artists to bring their comic book artwork to professional-quality levels.
Advance praise for Stan Lee’s Master Class
“Stan Lee dedicated his life to perfecting the art and craft of comic book storytelling. Stan Lee’s Master Class distills his decades of experience into practical and clearly explained lessons to help you make the best comics you can. It’s like having Stan looking over your shoulder.”—Danny Fingeroth, longtime colleague of Stan Lee, and author of A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee
About the Author
Stan Lee was a legendary American comics writer and editor and the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. He conceived more billion-dollar franchises than any other creator. He was the writer of the Spider-Man syndicated newspaper strip, which appears in more than 500 newspapers worldwide, making it the longest-running superhero strip. Lee pioneered the how-to-draw comics category with the 1978 publication of the bestselling How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way and went on to author three other books on comics creation. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2008.
“Stan Lee’s Master Class is an insightful deep-dive into the world of comic book art and storytelling as only the master himself could deliver!”—Mariano Nicieza, Marvel editor and art director, and illustrator for the award-winning graphic novel Stan Lee’s God Woke
“Stan was a born storyteller. Working with very talented artists, he created wonderful characters and told their exciting stories visually in comic books. Now he’s passing along a lot of that priceless knowledge.”—Larry Leiber, writer and artist on the classic 1960s Marvel comics Thor, Ant Man, and Spider-Man
“Despite the many years that I’ve been working in comics as a writer and an editor, Stan Lee continues to both inspire and instruct me—and countless others—daily with his brilliant work on many of the greatest comics ever published, as well as his advice and invaluable insights into creating any imaginable type of comics.”—Jim Salicrup, editor-in-chief and founder of Papercutz