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How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling

How to Draw Noir Comics: The Art and Technique of Visual Storytelling

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By Shawn Martinbrough, Published by Watson-Guptill Publications 

Softcover, B&W, 144 pages, 2007

Noir is just as powerful in comics as it is in films: dark angles, shadowy, high contrast images, moody lighting, an anti-hero that struggles with moral conflicts: all these elements work to create a sombre, dark tone.

Contents includes:

  • The tools
  • The basics
  • Creating a mood with shadow and light
  • Page layout
  • And so much more!

In How to Draw Crime Noir, Martinbrough walks the reader step-by-step through layout, thumbnails, staging the action and working with actual scripts. Martinborough's art is cutting edge, has a 1940's vibe, but comes across contemporary, compelling, dramatic and urban

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