Well, not really comics. But books about comics. I came home from class today and saw an amazon box which I thought was a textbook I ordered. I was confused because it was all wrapped up in amazon prime tape, which I don't have, but I thought it was a promotion or something BUT IT WASN'T IT WAS BOOKS. After I opened the box I think I just stared for a good minute because I was expecting to see "Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction".
- The DC Guide to Pencilling, by Klaus Janson
- The DC Guide to Inking, by Klaus Janson
- Set the Action! by Elvin A Hernandez
These are the first comic instruction books I have ever owned, other than one maybe written my Jim Davis in the 90's that I shouldn't even have mentioned. And they are perfect! I'm not a superhero person but I draw people and they are perfect perfect perfect!! And "Set the Action!" is all about doing background which I am absolute crap at and was going to work on tonight and I am in such bliss. There was one other book, Locke & Key: Clockworks, Volume 5 by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.
Anyway, I'm hugely excited and can't wait to sit down and give these a read. If you are out there strange and wonderful comic giving fairy, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You combined my love of books and my love of comics into one sublime and perfect present. As I have no clue who you are, I will try and pay you back by learning as much as I can from these books.
Thank you thank you thank you. I can't say it enough.