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Ive always believed that one of the most important tools you
in anything is knowledge, and one of the most important
sources of knowledge is
books. So what I wanna do here with the
Small Press Comics FAQ Bookshelf
is recommend some books of great use to the serious student of creating comics.
And the cool part is that you can purchase these books
online, at discount prices, direct from the
excellent folks at
just by clicking on the title! As easy as that! What could be more swell?
Note: in order to keep this page honest, I will not recommend any
book here that I have not read personally. Anything you read about these books
here comes from my own personal experience, okay? Theres still quite a few
books that Ive heard are great and Id love to add them to this page...
and I will, as soon as I read em!
General Comics Resources
Introductory Books for Young Beginners
[also make great gifts for young nieces and nephews!]
Instruction Books for Funny Artists [by which I mean the
book leans in favor of cartoony styles, but theres valuable sutff there
for everyone, so please dont pass these by! Some of the best books
are in this section!]
Instruction Books for Superhero & Realist Artists
Human Anatomy For Artists
Other Useful Books Not Specifically About
Inspirational Works of Comic Art [in progress]