A few weeks ago, I realized that I could actually order books through the library. This astonished me beyond belief! “You mean I can just fill something out and ask them to buy the book for me?!” I shouted in front of my laptop. “There must be some catch, some kind of special paid membership that would severely wreck my library experience,” I thought as I raced out the door. However, when I got there and asked the librarian behind the desk, they simply put in the order and asked me if I needed anything else. “Do you want a hold on the item?” the librarian asked politely. Needless to say, I left the building slightly bewildered and quite excited that day.
Then a few weeks later, it came: brand spanking new, and all for me. Cover Run by Adam Hughes. Just seeing the image of Catwoman on it brought a smile to my face.
Now on to the review!
I have to say, that this was an absolutely wonderful book. It shows every cover that one of my favourite artists, Adam Hughes, drew for DC comics. It also had a little bit of explanation of every cover with tips and experiences from the man himself. I think if anyone is interested in becoming an illustrator these days and drawing comics and characters as a career, they should look into getting this book. Just the pictures alone are inspiring.
If you want to learn how to draw comics, start by reading the best. Drawing starts by watching and, then, imitating the life and loveliness of things around you. Hughes really captures this.
Have you read other comics and graphic novels? Feel free to comment below.