Noir is just as powerful in comics as it is in films: dark angles, shadowy, high contrast images, moody lighting, an anti-hero that struggles with moral conflicts: all these elements work to create a somber, dark tone.
In "How to Draw Crime Noir", Martinbrough walks the reader step-by-step through layout, thumbnails, staging the action and working with actual scripts.
Martinborough's art is cutting edge, has a 1940's vibe, but comes across contemporary, complelling, dramatic and urban.
The book also contains twenty-two page original graphic novel, written and illustrated by Martinbrough.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
- Publication Date: 30/10/2007
- Category: Illustration
- ISBN: 9780823024063