Hey! IWG is organizing a panel on Independent Comics for Indy Pop Con! Check out the description to see our wonderful participants, all of whom are members of IWG! 

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DIY Comics Workshop - Recommended Reading List

Links to books by some of the comic artists we like. All the links go to the Indianapolis Public Library’s website so you can check out the book for yourself.

John Allison
The Case of the Team Spirit

Kate Beaton 
Hark! A Vagrant

Tony Cliff
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant

Faith Erin Hicks
The adventures of Superhero Girl
Friends with boys
Nothing can possibly go wrong

Eiichiro Oda
One piece. Vol. 1, Romance Dawn (There are dozens of volumes of One Piece.)

Bryan Lee O’Malley
Scott Pilgrim Series: Book 1 - Book 2 - Book 3 - Book 4 - Book 5 - Book 6

Jeff Parker
Missile Mouse : The Star Crusher
Missile Mouse : Rescue on Tankium3

David Petersen
Mouse Guard : Fall 1152
Mouse Guard : Winter 1152

Rumiko Takahashi
Ranma 1/2. Vol. 1
Maison ikkoku. Vol.3
InuYasha. [Volume 1-3]

Raina Telgemeier

Bill Waterson
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes
The Calvin and Hobbes 10th anniversary book 
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes: Book 1 - Book 2 - Book 3

Scottie Young
The Wonderful World of Oz: Book 1 - Book 2 - Book 3 - Book 4 - Book 5

And Google These Artists!
Art Baltazar & Franco
Tauhid Bondia
Jason Brubaker 
Ben Caldwell
Katie Cook
Sean Galloway
Meredith Gran
James Gurney
Mike Mignola
Stephen Silver 

DIY Comics - Books at the Library

All these books are available at the Indianapolis Public Library. Links go directly to the book at imcpl.org.

The Nuts and Bolts of Making Comics
Making Comics by ScottMcCloud
The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics  by Dennis O’Neil
The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics by Klaus Janson
The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics by Klaus Janson
The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics by Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein
The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics by Freddie E Williams II
How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema
Comic Book Design by Gary Spencer Millidge

Character Design

Fantasy! Cartooning by Ben Caldwell

Cartoon Animation by Preston Blair

How to Draw Justice League

Chuck Amuck by Chuck Jones

The Art of Bone Jeff Smith


Comics Theory: How Comics Work *

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud

Reinventing Comics by Scott McCloud


*Don’t be intimidated. They’re comic books too!

HEY! It’s Teen Tech Week at the IMCPL!
C’mon down and find us!

HEY! It’s Teen Tech Week at the IMCPL!

C’mon down and find us!