McLAUGHLIN & MIKE GOLD
to Draw Those
|by Frank McLaughlin & Mike Gold
|Paperback: 144 pages
|How to Draw
Those Bodacious Babes focuses on drawing the female form as well as providing
an excellent introduction to figure drawing of all sorts. Frank McLaughlin
and Mark Gold, luminaries in the world of comics, use techniques that anybody
can learn about the difference between drawing the good girl and drawing
that bodacious bad babes of your dreams.
Frank McLaughlin is a thirty-seven-year
veteran of the comic book industry. His illustrations of Wonder Woman,
Brenda Starr, and Fatale have proven him to be one of America's leading
illustrators of females. He has also drawn such characters as Superman,
Batman, the Flash, Green Arrow, the Justice League of America, and many
more. He resides in Connecticut.
Mike Gold was cofounder and
program director of the Chicago Comicon convention, director of public
relations for DC Comics, editorial director and publisher of Classics Illustrated,
and a trendsetter in the use of computers for comics. He also resides in
|by Alan Moore
|Paperback: 64 pages
|From the most
acclaimed writer in comics who revitalized and redefined characters such
as Batman and Superman is this insightful and jagged look at the world
via his song lyrics. Alan Moore was the man responsible for catapulting
the comics industry into thoughtful and provoking stories and this collection
of his lyrics features art contributions from some of the biggest names
in the industry.
|Each song is
fully illustrated by one of the top illustrators in this graphic novel.
Joining Alan are Art Adams, Richard Case, Terry Moore, Dave Gibbons, Colleen
Doran, Neil Gaiman and many more.
About the Author
Alan Moore revolutionized
comics with his work on such acclaimed titles as Watchmen, Dark Knight,
Miracleman, and V for Vendetta. He has set a lofty goal for other writers
to aspire to and with his efforts, he moved comics from a medium of superheroics
to insightful and thought provoking literature.
the Comics Code
|by Amy Kiste Nyberg
|Paperback: 208 pages
University Press of Mississippi
|"This is one
brilliant book. She has taken a subject of much heated debate and passion
among collectors and boiled it down to it's essence." You may not agree
with everything she claims but it is thought-provoking nonetheless. If
you collect comics and you want to gain a deeper understanding of how the
hobby has been shaped by forces outside the industry, then buy this book.
and well-researched work carefully places the Comics Code Authority
within the context of American culture. Rather than taking the traditional
view, that the code came a a result of the repressive attitudes of the
1950s and was the downfall of the industry, Amy Kiste Nyberg convincingly
shows the Code to be a pioneering effort in industry self-regulation in
response to public pressure--a logical forerunner of motion picture ratings,
recoard warning labels, TV advisories, and the V-chip.
Parental and community outcry
against comic books in the 1940s and 1950s virtually mirrors the "protect
our kids from the Internet" efforts of 1998. The unexamined role of economic
factors such as industry distribution patterns on the Code is examined
here for the first time. The Comics Code is shown to have made fundamental
changes in how the comics industry has operated over time, and in SEAL
OF APPROVAL, Amy Kiste Nyberg demonstrates that it is still
very relevant today.
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