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eBook DC Comics: The Sequential Art of Amanda Conner download ISBN: 1401237401
Author: Amanda Conner
Publisher: DC Comics; First Edition edition (November 13, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 304
ePub: 1363 kb
Fb2: 1406 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Art and Photo
Subcategory: Graphic Design

Artist Amanda Conner dissects and analyzes the process behind some of her most popular illustrations and covers. I too thought this would be an art book of Amanda Conner's work. Instead, you get a sampling of her comics from 1998 to 2010

Artist Amanda Conner dissects and analyzes the process behind some of her most popular illustrations and covers. Instead, you get a sampling of her comics from 1998 to 2010. Its neat to see how the quality of her work has kept improving over 12 years, but if you are already a fan of hers, you probably won't find anything new here.

Amanda Conner began her professional art career as an illustrator for New York . DC Comics: the sequential art of amanda conner.

Amanda Conner began her professional art career as an illustrator for New York City ad agencies. However, her love of comic books and cartooning soon led her to the comics world where she initially found work at companies such as Archie, Marvel and Claypool Comics. Since then she has worked on a number of high profile projects spanning a variety of genres. Her works include Vampirella, Painkiller Jane, as well as creator owned projects such as Gatecrasher (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Mark Waid) and The Pro (with co-creators Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis). DC Meets hanna-barbera.

ORIGINS 80-PAGE GIANT THE JOKER: LAST LAUGH SECRET FILES WONDER WOMAN numerous covers and more!

I love Amanda Conner's art style

I love Amanda Conner's art style. So, when I saw this book I had to pick it up. It showcases some of the amazing artwork she has done for DC comics.

I love Amanda Conner's art style

I love Amanda Conner's art style. It is far from complete, but shows a good cross section of her work.

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Green Arrow and Black Canary Wedding Special Secret Origins 80-Page Giant - "Daddy's Little Vigilante". Joker: Last Laugh Secret Files and Origins - "Joker Fun Facts". Wonder Woman - "Fuzzy Logic". Amanda Conner/Cover Artist. Paul Mounts/Cover Artist. Amanda Conner/Writer. Jimmy Palmiotti/Writer. Amanda Conner/Penciler.

Issue Number: HC Publisher: DC Comics Cover: November 2012, 2. 9 Origin: United States, English Format: Color, Hardcover, 304 pages. Rate trending movies in seconds and rise to Ultimate Status.

Amanda Conner is an American comics artist and commercial art illustrator. Her 2000s work includes Mad magazine, and such DC Comics characters as Power Girl and Atlee.

Artist Amanda Conner dissects and analyzes the process behind some of her most popular illustrations and covers, providing behind the scenes information, sketches and more, in this hardcover collection in the vein of COVER RUN: THE DC COMICS ART OF ADAM HUGHES and THE DC COMICS ART OF BRIAN BOLLAND.
Comments: (7)
Wnex
I was expecting an art book about the process and with art at various stages of completion, sketches, some full page final pieces and maybe some never before seen pieces. What I got was some comics collected into a hard cover.

I am more likely to purchase an 300+ page art book. I am far less likely to purchase this collection of comics, some of which I already own.

The actual contents of this book are not even listed here. I will do my best to list them for other potential buyers.

According to the inside flap of the dust jacket:

Superman: Lois Lane #1
Secret Origins 80-Page Giant #1 (short story)
Joker Last Laugh Secret Files #1 (short story)
Birds of Prey #47-49
JSA Classified #1-4
Supergirl #12
Wonder Woman #600 (short story)

And a few pages of art in the back.

Bottom line; I am disappointed with the description and with the product in my hand, however it still gets 4 stars because Amanda Conner's art is that good. I just wish there was more of it in this book.
Voodoolkree
Since this book was about artwork, and not the actual stories, that's what I'll focus on.

I read Powergirl from the old DC Comics (pre-52). One of the highlights was Conner's work. I didn't like it at first because I thought it was too cartoony. However, the more that I read, and looked at it, her art just fit the tone of the book. For the most part, the stories weren't too heavy, and the artwork was perfect for it. Conner's specialty to me was always been in the way that she's made her female characters look, sexy, and believable. They don't have unbelievable measurements that's the norm today. When she draws a male hero like Superman, he doesn't look like he's on a steady regiment of some kind of synthetic drugs designed to make him look the ultimate body builder. One of her trademarks though, is the expressiveness on faces.

The first story was about Lois Lane. This was a Lois Lane that you haven't seen before. Reddish-brown hair, secret agent. Looking at it, and Conner's later work, you can see the evolution. Lois's face just doesn't have the expression that you'll see on other female character's faces in later Conner work.

The next big story was a Birds of Prey story. Looking at the character's faces, you can see that Conner's work has evolved, and you can kind of tell what characters are thinking just from their faces. The highlights, seeing Oracle walk, and the fight between Black Canary and Talia Al Ghoul.

After this, the next big story we get is a Powergirl story from JSA Classified from when Infinite Crisis was going on. This was the story that got me interested in Powergirl, and Conner's art was one big reason. This is Conner at her best. She draws Powergirl sexy, without making her over-sexualized like most of the male artists that you saw drawing her. She draws her in a way that teases, without being mean. Check out the looks on supporting characters faces throughout the story during different situations, and you'll see what I mean about how Conner does expressions.

Next up is a Supergirl story. This is when Supergirl first came to Earth and is still trying to find herself. She wants to just be a teenager and have fun, going to clubs and partying. She's at a club where everyone is dressed as Super heroes. It's interrupted by a fight between a dinosaur and the new Terra! Conner does a great job with the mock super heroes at the club look like real people trying to dress like super heroes. The look on the guys face when he finds out that he was dancing with the real Supergirl is priceless.

Then we get the Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special. Just check out the look on the couples faces in the early pages. Then, check out the artwork with Superman and Wonder Woman discussing the wedding. The highlight has to be the wild bachelorette party. Some of the best parts are in the background of the panels.

Ame-Comi Girls featuring Wonder Woman is up next. The story is different, so the art is a bit different, particularly when it comes to Diana. It's not Conner's signature style, but it's still for the most part recognizable as her work. The highlight, Diana in battle.

The final story is from Wonder Woman #600. It is written and drawn by Amanda Conner and stars Wonder Woman & Power Girl. It features Power Girl asking for Wonder Woman's help using a little known power to talk to animals. The action is in the beginning, but it's a solid story, and was one of my favorite parts of Wonder Woman #600.

At the end of the book, there are sketches from some of Amanda Conner's cover work. There's a lot of Power GIrl covers and even shows one from this year's Phantom Lady & Doll Man book.
Skyway
I've never met Amanda Conner, but I love her. Since I first read The Pro, a bit of Garth Ennis inspired insanity about a prostitute who gets super powers, I've loved her clean, beautiful art. Excellent smooth pencils with beautiful women (her power girl is my favorite rendition), and she tells a story well, her art supporting the writer so beautifully it's like they are a combined brain. I expect we'll see more out of Amanda in the future. I can hardly wait.
Yggdi
I too thought this would be an art book of Amanda Conner's work. Instead, you get a sampling of her comics from 1998 to 2010. Its neat to see how the quality of her work has kept improving over 12 years, but if you are already a fan of hers, you probably won't find anything new here. Otherwise, if you have been away from comic books like me, its a great way to enjoy the work of very talented artist because you get to also see her non-Power Girl comics. The cover and page quality are top notch, so it would be a nice addition to your shelf.

My only problem is with Amazon's description. Besides the script for one of the Wonder Woman comics, I don't think there is single word from the artist herself in the book, which is disappointing as I would have loved to read the stories behind her illustrations or her experiences in the industry. In that regard, this book is definitely NOT on the level of Adam Hughes's wonderful Cover Run. There is an 8-page gallery of covers and sketches at the end, but they squeezed four of them onto each page so it not a great showcase of Conner's talent. Compared to other DC collections (such as Power Girl), you miss out on each story's cover art. I know they are probably done by a different artist, but without them, each of the included stories feel a little incomplete.

Overall, 4-stars because of the quality of the book itself and because it's Amanda Conner. Just don't expect anything new.
Zulurr
From the Amazon description comparing it to Adam Hughes Cover Run book I was expecting this to be a book of Amanda Connor art from her work in DC comics. Rough sketches and pencils leading to the final art piece. This is in fact a collection of previously released comic books that she did the art on. I actually already have most of the issues in the collection and would not have purchased this if I had known. It's a sensationalized Trade for the most part. I'm giving it 3 Stars just for the fact it contains Amanda's work but it really should get a 1 from the description misleading it as an "art of" book. If you really want a book of her art and lot's of interview material from her buy "The Art of Amanda Connor" instead.