How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way

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How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way
How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way.jpg
Cover art by John Buscema
Page count192 pages
PublisherMarvel Fireside Books
Creative team
WritersStan Lee
PencillersJohn Buscema
Original publication
Date of publication1978

How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way is a book by Stan Lee and John Buscema. The book teaches the aspiring comic book artist how to draw and create comic books. The examples are from Marvel Comics and Buscema artwork.[1][page needed] It was first published in 1978 by Marvel Fireside Books and has been reprinted regularly. The book created a generation of cartoonists who learned there was a "Marvel way to draw and a wrong way to draw".[2][page needed] It is considered "one of the best instruction books on creating comics ever produced."[3][page needed]

Scott McCloud has cited the book as a good reference for teaching the process of making comic books.[4][page needed]

Lee and Buscema also created a video version of the book which is now on DVD.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Lee, Stan Buscema, John (1978), How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way. Simon & Schuster Inc.{{citation}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ Wolk, Douglas (2007), Reading comics: how graphic novels work and what they mean. Da Capo Press.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Sue (1978), Comic Book Creators, John Buscema. ABDO Publishing Company.
  4. ^ McCloud, Scott (2006), Making comics: storytelling secrets of comics, manga and graphic novels.

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