How To Draw Spider-Man (Troll)

 Posted: 2004
 Staff: The Editor (E-Mail)


This 2002 product is a re-issue of How To Draw Spider-Man (Walter Foster) from eight years earlier.

Story Details

The binding is the same, glossy cardboard stapled cover, but there are five notable changes to the earlier edition:

  1. Downsized from an impractical 10.2" x 13.7" to a manageable 8.5" x 10.9" (U.S. mag).
  2. The paper stock is a slightly coarser grade.
  3. The colors have been slightly adjusted, perhaps a bit more saturated.
  4. The eight pages of "blank grid paper" have been removed.
  5. The price is almost halved from $8.95 RRP to $4.95.

General Comments

Most of these changes are improvements.

Of course my fundamental comment regarding all of these such books still stands – you can't truly learn "How to Draw" from a single book. Only thousands of hours of dedicated practice can teach you that.

So all of these books are built on a foundation of lies. But putting that aside, this is a nice product as re-issued products go.

Overall Rating

Compared to the original Walter Foster version, this Troll re-issue is cheaper and more practical.

I'm going to add an extra half a web to the rating to reflect that, making three-point-five webs total.

 Posted: 2004
 Staff: The Editor (E-Mail)