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Out this week: Comic Sketch Book – A Course For Comic Book Creators

Petr Kopl is one of the most prolific and most experienced commercial comic creators in Europe. Petr’s “Scandal In Bohemia” Sherlock Holmes won the Comic Book of the Year Award in his native Czech Republic, and Peter’s comics have been translated into several languages. Petr also organises educational programs, workshops and lectures around the world. This book was successfully tested in workshops in Egypt for example. In this sketchbook, he shares his experience, methods and tricks he uses in his own comic books. This is a complete guidebook for cartoonists and scriptwriters.

The sketchbook includes procedures and instructions on how to create your own hero and many other characters step by step. You will discover the rules of comics and various character archetypes. You will find out how body language works and why it never rains in the hero’s face. You will learn how to draw bubbles and sounds, and how to create a story and write a script. You will gain basic knowledge about publishing comic books and valuable advice regarding negotiating with publishers, and much more. The book includes several tasks to practice your cartooning skills. The book covers the step by step of creating a comic book including:

  • Character development
  • Emotion expression
  • Animals in comics
  • Expressive Sounds
  • The dynamics of movement

Comic Sketch Book is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USA,  Amazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

9781787055292

 

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Sheerluck Versus The Paranormal Volume 1

The world’s only kid consulting detective is on the trail of the supernatural. Ghosts, ghouls, witches – indeed all manner of phantasmagoria – beware because Sheerluck, his sister Watson and the atomic sprite Mycroft have your details!

In this volume:

ZOMBIES

CURSED PAINTINGS

SLENDER MAN

DOPPELGANGERS

Are they real?

Or what?

You will thrill to the terrifying and frankly bizarre cases Sheerluck and co have dealt with. So sit down, strap in and unexpect the expected!

The characters of Sherlock Holmes world, Sheerluck, Watson, and Mycroft have evolved into eerily wacky versions of themselves. They take the reader on a journey through paranormal situations and find their way through. Open to the first page and find a world that is packed with humor, with their analysis of ghosts, ghouls, Slenderman, and a mime.” – Gretchen Altabef

Sheerluck is a brilliantly funny intro for kids to the world of Sherlock and Conan Doyle….plus they stand up brilliantly as an entertaining read for kids who might not always want to spend time reading…” – J.Marley

Sheerluck Holmes Book 1 is available from all good bookstores including  Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository.

9781787053526

 

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