Art Adams, Jim Lee, Whilce Portacio, Mike Mignola, The Punisher, Power Pack, and Alien Legion — what do they all have in common? Carl Potts. Carl was either a mentor or editor to these top professionals at the start or early in their careers. He helped guide books like Power Pack and Strikeforce: Morituri to become Marvel's most critically acclaimed series.
In the newest book in Watson-Guptill’s DC Comics Guide To series, The DC Comics Guide to Creating Comics: Inside the Art of Visual Storytelling, Carl’s expertise is made available to creators looking to work for the major corporations as well as independent publishers. This book goes beyond the typical art and writing lessons, showing readers how to take full advantage of comics' sequential visual storytelling possibilities. Potts uses examples direct from DC Comics, featuring top creators and classic characters like Batman and Superman, presenting key principles and techniques for crafting exciting professional-quality comics.
Current DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee provides the Foreword, giving Carl high praise as the man who mentored him and whose lessons helped him become one of the industry’s popular artists.
This new addition to Watson-Guptill’s series is timed to coincide with our yearly How-To-Draw theme and combining tutorial with practical application. This is an excellent book to add to a reference library that should contain all previous volumes of the DC series, the Will Eisner series, the George Bridgeman series, the Scott McCloud series, and How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way.
~ Steve Leaf