Dark Horse Expands Art of Comic-Book Inking

Is this your basic understanding of comic book inking?

If so, Dark Horse Comics plans to change your mind with an expanded edition of the industry-standard inking manual, The Art of Comic-Book Inking. The book, which adds a new dimension to the “comic book” vs “comicbook” debate by introducing a third, hyphenated category, “comic-book,” will feature new art and text by Gary Martin and a chapter on digital inking by Leo Vitalis. No chapter on throttling philistines at conventions, but that just leaves room for improvement later.

Below, the press release:

The Art of Comic-Book Inking is the industry-standard manual for aspiring comic book inkers and industry professionals alike. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present an expanded edition with new art and text by Gary Martin and a bonus chapter on digital inking by artist Leo Vitalis. Along with pen, brush, and stylus, no inking tool is more useful than The Art of Comic-Book Inking.

Gain insights into the techniques, tools, and approaches of some of the finest ink artists in comics, including Terry Austin, Mark Farmer, Scott Williams, Alex Garner, and many more. Also included are eight full-sized blue-lined art boards featuring pencil art by top comics illustrators Steve Rude, Terry Dodson, Jack Kirby, Adam Warren, and others to use for practice or as samples to show editors and publishers.

The Art of Comic-Book Inking TPB goes on sale May 29, 2019, and is available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.

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