Teens: Lars Brown Booklist

Build Your Skills

Local graphic novelist Lars Brown recommends some books for developing your skills as a storyteller and illustrator. Check them out!

Drawing Words and Writing Pictures: Making Comics: Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond by Jessica Abel

Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice by Scott Adams

Manga Mania Villains: How to Draw the Dastardly Characters of Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart

The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics by Klaus Janson

How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee

Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga, Graphic Novels, and Beyond  by Scott McCloud

Reinventing Comics: How Imagination and Technology are Revolutionizing an Art Form by Scott McCloud

The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics by Dennis O'Neil

Drawing Dynamic Comics by Andy Smith

Drawing and Cartooning Comics: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Aspiring Comics Artist by Tony Tallarico

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?: The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics by Mark Todd

Superhero Explosion: 60 Easy Lessons for Drawing Comics by Neal Yamamoto