Monday, August 21, 2006

The Secrets of Wally Wood REVEALED!

Joel Johnson generously shares hi-res scans of Wally Wood’s “22 Panels That Always Work.” The instructional illustrations were given to incoming artists at Marvel Comics, where Wood was once an artist and editor.

Once shrouded in secrecy, Wally Wood would selectively give assistants and those close to him three 8×10 photocopies of comic panels that bore the absolute essence of drawing comic book panels. 22 images in total, they held the secret to a comic book illustrator’s success, and those who learned from them benefited from the master’s wisdom. The panels were gold, but were not packaged in such a way that was easily disseminated.

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  • 22 Panels That Always Work

    TopCat said...

    Awesome! I have a photocopy in my "box of art stuff" and it's been an inspiration during the time I've been resurrecting my art skillz ... WW was amazing.

    Mr Goodson said...

    Dig it!

    Tom Moon said...

    I love stuff like this. Any system that serves to make an art a little more clear is a welcome addition to my library.