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Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master: The Art of Alfredo Alcala
By Phillip Dana Yeh, Gil Kane (introduced by), Roy Thomas (introduced by) and Heidi Macdonald
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date October 21, 2015
Pages 72
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486800417
ISBN-10 0486800415
Dimensions 0.25 by 8 by 10.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: "Alfredo Alcala is one of the most disciplined and perceptive artists inking in comics. The years of distinguished work have earned Alfredo a special place in comics history." — Gil Kane.
In the late 1960s, an extremely talented group of Filipino illustrators took the American comic book industry by storm — and the late Alfredo Alcala led the way, working for both Marvel and DC on such popular characters as Conan the Barbarian and Batman. This unique work is loaded with amazing art and pointers on observational methods, composition, and other techniques. In addition to insightful interviews with Alcala, the book features pages from his groundbreaking masterwork, Voltar, which was hailed as a new concept in comic book form, an epic in narrative art, and a milestone in sequential art illustration. Students, professionals, teachers, and fans will treasure this inspiring volume and its insider's look at comic book artistry.
"A wonderful look at the thought process of one of the best artist/inkers in comic book history and should be read, not just by comic book fans, but by anyone who appreciates great art." — Rushford Public Library

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With Heidi Macdonald, Phillip Dana Yeh, Gil Kane (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (October 21, 2015)
9780486800417 | details & prices | 72 pages | 8.00 × 10.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.95
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