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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.

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The Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews The Hound of the Baskervilles – A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel

“The Hound of the Baskervilles, adapted and illustrated by Petr Kopl (MX Publishing; www.mxpublishing.co.uk; 12 December) is clever, funny, beautiful and brilliant. It’s the first in Mr Kopl’s Victoria Regina series (A Scandal in Bohemia is the fourth). Don’t be surprised to find the narrative intersecting with the events of Dracula, The Lost World, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and even Rossum’s Universal Robots, as well as other exploits of Holmes and Watson. Look closely at the illustrations and you’ll see all sorts of unexpected details — though you may be too engrossed in the story on first reading.”

The Hound of The Baskervilles – A Sherlock Holmes Graphic Novel is available from all good bookstores including   Amazon USA, Amazon UK, Waterstones UK, and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository .

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