Reading Journal Entry: Make Your Own Comics For Fun and Profit, by Richard Commings

A more dated comic creation guide aimed at youngsters. There are no drawing instructions at all in this book - it's all about the specific craft of comics as opposed to art. Style, composition, plot, etc. Some good stuff, but a little too basic for today's savvy youth. It differs from the modern batch in its emphasis on comic strips as well.

The best part about this book is the samples - early work from several famous professionals is included. Very encouraging. On the other hand, John Romita could draw very well even at 17, curse his nimble fingers.

The 'Rendering' section is very cute with its information on hectographing, mimeographing, and those new-fangled photocopying machines.

It's a nice friendly little book, but no longer very relevant.

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