Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master: The Art of Alfredo Alcala

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"Alfredo Alcala is one of the most disciplined and perceptive artists inking in comics. The years of distinguished work have earned Alfredo a special place in comics history." — Gil Kane.
In the late 1960s, an extremely talented group of Filipino illustrators took the American comic book industry by storm — and the late Alfredo Alcala led the way, working for both Marvel and DC on such popular characters as Conan the Barbarian and Batman. This unique work is loaded with amazing art and pointers on observational methods, composition, and other techniques. In addition to insightful interviews with Alcala, the book features pages from his groundbreaking masterwork, Voltar, which was hailed as a new concept in comic book form, an epic in narrative art, and a milestone in sequential art illustration. Students, professionals, teachers, and fans will treasure this inspiring volume and its insider's look at comic book artistry.
"A wonderful look at the thought process of one of the best artist/inkers in comic book history and should be read, not just by comic book fans, but by anyone who appreciates great art." —Looking for a Good Book
"A wonderful look at the thought process of one of the best artist/inkers in comic book history and should be read, not just by comic book fans, but by anyone who appreciates great art." — Rushford Public Library

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Born in Talisay, Negros Occidental in the Philippines, Alfredo P. Alcala (1925–2000) was a legendary comic book artist. His sword-and-sorcery hero Voltar, created in 1963, gained him international acclaim, particularly in the United States. For Marvel and DC comics, the award winner worked on such popular characters as Conan the Barbarian, Howard the Duck, and Swamp Thing.
Heidi MacDonald is an American comic book writer and editor based in New York City.
Phillip Dana Yeh is an American writer and illustrator of comic books based in California.

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