My name is Frank Santoro.
Have you ever thought about taking “comic book lessons”? Maybe you already know how to draw a comic book and would like to just brush up on your composition skills. Maybe you have never drawn a comic book before but always wish you had. Perhaps there is someone close to you who dreams of drawing comics?
Well, the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers may be just perfect for you! I will guide you through the steps necessary to complete your own original 16 page comic book in a matter of weeks. Learn the tricks of the trade from a working cartoonist! I have been doing this correspondence course for three years now and the ”learn from home” method of teaching comics yields real results! (please take a moment to read the student testimonials that follow)
Everyone in Denmark sort of laughs at me everywhere I go and this is how I feel like reacting to them (insert smiley face icon here)
Found this absolutely beautiful children’s book from France in an antique store in VT… $125 so I had to leave it there, but I took a few crappy pictures to remember it by. It’s the work of Louis-Maurice Boutet de Monvel, a late 19th century/early 20th century illustrator. I don’t know much about him, I’m sure better read people than me recognize the band immediately. Here’s his wikipedia page for those me ignorant types, like me.
A LARGE QAJAR PROCESSIONAL STANDARD (‘ALAM)
RASHT, IRAN, 19TH CENTURY
Of triangular form, embroidered and applied on cream and red ground, the central field with lion and sun motif (shir-o khorshid) amidst foliage, bordered with floral meanders and calligraphic medallions in white nasta’liq script on black ground, the name of Imam Husayn repeated twice, two borders with fringes
Alex Katz (American, b. 1927), City Night, 1998. Oil on hardboard, 22.9 x 30 cm.
Ashford and Simpson
Then there was that time I saw Nick Ashford walking towards me on 72nd street. It was the tail end of evening rush hour. No one recognized him. I froze. Put my hands together in prayer and bowed, sincerely, looking into his eyes in astonishment. He stopped - put his hands together and bowed to me - smiling.
Ad for Destroyer Duck by Jack Kirby and Steve Gerber, 1981.
composition competition 2014
If you do not email me the link to your entry you will not be entered into the contest. if you know of someone who has posted their comic for the contest and you have not seen that comic on the comicsworkbook tumblr - please inform that person that they need to email me that it has been posted. I…