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Draw DC Universe: Learn to Draw the Heroes and the Villains (Klutz)

Do you doodle in comics? Do Batman and the Joker duke it out in the margins of your notebook?  Want to refine your heroes? How to Draw DC Comics is a complete how-to jammed with tips and techniques, tons of practice space and, of course, a universe of DC heroes and villains.  Learn to draw Superman, Riddler, or Catwoman from the inside out: first stick figures, then outlining, and finally the details.  This isn’t just a drawing book: it comes with a sketching pencil, drawing marker, artist’s pencils in six colors, a just-in-case block eraser, stencils, and tracing paper scattered throughout for can’t-fail tracing. 

Comes with: 94 page book, sketching pencil, drawing marker, 3 double-tipped pencils in 6 colors, block eraser, page of stencils, translucent overlays for tracing

OK, so the movie …

OK, so the movie … the movie was as campy as you would expect. If your one who relies on reviews for telling you what to see … well, you should slap yourself silly for doing that. Sometimes the surprise isn’t in NOT knowing what to expect, its when you know what to expect, and get a slightly different spin on it than what you were anticipating. Elvira does not break new ground in this movie. She pays homage to several of the greats of our time: Vincent Price, Roger Corman, Edgar Allan Poe, etc … you get the idea. Put all that in a blender, add a healthy dose of modern comedic stylings, and you get Elvira. She fills a void that is sorely lacking in modern cinema … the TRUE B-Movie! That’s what this is, and to those who get that concept, this is a welcome addition.
With the inclusion of Richard O’Brien, this movie invites a lot of comparisons to Rocky in terms of B-Movie greatness. Its obviously not quite to that caliber, although this movie is BEGGING for an audience participation test run. Whatever has to happen to get this movie in Southpoint, it should be done. Much of the individual actors were either written to be a little too over-the-top or stereotypes to really say whether they were great or not, but the two that stole the show for me:
Mary Jo Smith as “Zou Zou.” Great comedic releif in a movie that really wasn’t in need of it. Yet the character was really done well and performed to perfection. In looking over Mary Jo’s credits, I’m sitting here shaking my head as to why she hasn’t done bigger and better things.
Heather Hopper as “Roxana Hellsubus.” Yes, an over-the-top role, but this is the kind of role I see too many people doing a horrible job of (Chris Elliot in Scary Movie 2 comes to mind). This was a role I expected little of, but proved worthwhile in the end.
As for Elvira and O’Brien (and to his credit, Scott Atkinson), they all did bang-up jobs as well. Hopefully, this won’t be the last we see of the Elvira genre. Heck, I might reconsider that $50 price if it comes down to a personal appearance by Elvira herself. Given her age, I have my doubts as to how long she can pull off the look, but this movie did a nice job of making the shapely vixen look several years younger. It might even be a little nice to see Peterson graduate her character in age a bit sooner or later. Hell, she’ll still be worth the $7.50 ticket price at 75, so who am I kidding. I can just as easily see her in the same damn outfit then, trying to convince the world that its the same vamp who graced the screen in my teen years.
Guess I oughtta find some rating system to ackowledge the greatness contained in celluloid: Let’s say it was 9 Interviews with a Vampire out of 10. How’s that?

Draw Manga Faces for Expressive Characters: Learn to Draw More Than 900 Faces

Learn to draw the most expressive manga faces ever!Sure, drawing faces is one of the most challenging aspects of manga. But Draw Manga Faces for Expressive Characters is here to help! This fantastically comprehensive book includes more than 900 sample illustrations that teach key elements for capturing facial expressions and emotions for manga characters.Learn to draw:Basic characters, faces and expressions: boys and girls, men and women, from babies to teens, adults to elderly charactersSpecific character types: school girls, villains, sweethearts, heroes, gentle souls, go getters and morePositive expressions: relaxed, adoring, mischievous, confident and moreNegative expressions: outraged, embarrassed, stressed, spiteful and more With more than 900 sample illustrations, you’re well on your way to mastering the most expressive manga faces ever!

Manga for the Beginner Kawaii: How to Draw the Supercute Characters of Japanese Comics

Kawaii—so cute it hurts!

You probably know this already, but the superpopular manga genre of Kawaii is everywhere! From Hello Kitty to Pokémon, these supercute Kawaii creatures are taking over. These characters are intensely cute, simple to draw, and colorfully graphic. The Kawaii genre puts its supercute stamp on a variety of well-known manga staples from adorable anthros to lovable monsters and animals to dark-but-still-cute Goths. Even the breathtaking and beautiful ladies of the Kawaii subgenre moe get their turn in the spotlight. The undisputed master of manga, Christopher Hart provides you with all the tools and techniques you will need to bring these beloved Kawaii characters to life. The supercute drawings and step-by-step directions provide you with everything you need to draw with Kawaii-style charm and personality.

From color contrasts to simplifying designs, Manga for the Beginner Kawaii provides the complete inside scoop on what it takes to make it as a K

Pop Manga: How to Draw the Coolest, Cutest Characters, Animals, Mascots, and More

Renowned manga artist and comics creator Camilla D’Errico’s beginner’s guide to drawing her signature Japanese-style characters.

From comics to video games to contemporary fine art, the beautiful, wide-eyed-girl look of shoujo manga has infiltrated pop culture, and no artist’s work today better exemplifies this trend than Camilla D’Errico’s.  In her first instructional guide, D’Errico reveals  techniques for creating her emotive yet playful manga characters, with lessons on drawing basic body construction, capturing action, and creating animals, chibis, and mascots.

Plus, she gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at her character design process, pointers on creating their own comics, and prompts for finishing her drawings. Pop Manga is both a celebration of creativity and an indispensible guide that is sure to appeal to manga diehards and aspiring artists alike.

Learn to Draw Disney’s Mickey Mouse and His Friends: Featuring Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and other classic Disney characters! (Licensed Learn to Draw)

For more than 80 years, Mickey Mouse has delighted and inspired generations of Disney fans. No other character, classic or contemporary, occupies a similar space in the hearts and minds of people from around the world. In this newly expanded edition of Walter Foster Publishing’s beloved title, Learn to Draw Mickey and His Friends, young artists will enjoy learning to draw all of their favorite classic Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto in a range of poses and various expressions. Classic Disney story frames and tips from professional Disney artists round out this beautifully design and illustrated full-color book destined to become an heirloom passed down to future generations.

The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates

Nothing satisfies anime artists more than creating original characters for comics and graphic novels—and bestselling author Christopher Hart helps them achieve this goal. He provides insight into the six most popular anime types, from schoolgirls and boys to vengeful bad guys and fantasy creatures, along with templates; step-by-step drawing exercises; and “menus” of head and body types, outfits, and accessories.

An Animator’s Gallery: Eric Goldberg Draws the Disney Characters (Disney Editions Deluxe)

This whimsical, deluxe Art Deco-themed art book showcases Walt Disney characters in a style reminiscent of caricatures from the famed walls of Sardi’s and The Brown Derby. Disney Supervising Animator and Director Eric Goldberg drew a little more than 200 stylized images in a collection that first debuted as a display within the Roy E. Disney Animation Building in Burbank, California. Now with An Animator’s Gallery, the show comes right to you. Fans of all ages, and from all over, can enjoy Eric’s playful portraits, starting with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse through characters from Frozen and Big Hero 6. Bonus sections will even feature some of the most beloved characters from Pixar.

Learn to Draw Disney’s Frozen: Featuring Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and all your favorite characters! (Licensed Learn to Draw)

With Learn to Draw Disney’s Frozen, young artists will learn to draw all of their favorite characters from the magical kingdom of Arendelle step by step, including princesses Anna and Elsa; Olaf the “warm,” hug-loving, sunshine-curious snowman; and outdoorsman Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven. The book opens with a brief introduction, drawing exercises, and an overview of the necessary tools and materials to get started. Each lesson begins with a simple shape before progressing to a finished color piece of artwork, making it easy for beginning artists to follow along. Throughout the book, young artists and Frozen fans alike will learn special details about the film and its characters with tips and tricks from professional Disney animators. Breaking records within Walt Disney Studios’ portfolio and the film industry at large, Disney’s Frozen has risen to become the #1 animated film in history, as well as the #5 highest-grossing film of all time at the global box office. Audiences ev

Learn to Draw Your Favorite Disney/Pixar Characters: Featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Lightning McQueen, Mater, and other favorite characters (Licensed Learn to Draw)

Disney/Pixar films are known and loved for creating remarkable worlds and memorable characters. Now the entertaining personalities from Toy Story, Cars, Monsters, Inc., Brave, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, WALL-E, and Up can come to life from the page for any young artist-in-training. In this fun instructional drawing book, fans will enjoy learning to draw loads of heroic and iconic characters from favorite timeless Disney/Pixar films. Learn to Draw Your Favorite Disney/Pixar Characters opens by introducing artists to a small selection of essential drawing tools and materials, as well as a range of options for adding color—including crayons, markers, colored pencils, and paint. Next, artists are guided through a warm-up with some quick and easy sketching exercises before moving on to the step-by-step drawing projects. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a circle or an oval, and each new step builds upon the last, eventually progressing