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How To Draw Robots

Short reviews of various guides

Last Updated 5/15/17
(Manga to the Max: Robots)


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How To Draw Giant Robots
Reviews of various books.

    I occupy an odd position, artistically. I'm not good enough to go professional, and probably will never care enough to put in the effort required to get up to pro level. But I've got some formal training, and am no novice. Which means that, for me, most "How To Draw" books will at best teach me one or two tricks. But I also like to review things, so I buy pretty much every How To Draw book I can find that covers robots. And here's a collection of the reviews so far. Since a lot of them share similar titles, I've also included the publisher.

    I occasionally reference the "How To Draw The Tick" parody of HTDs, so I've linked a scan of it for your edification.


Preface and Philsophy


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Antarctic Press Graphic-Sha Watson-Guptill
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    Each of these is a simple text file, and other than the Preface they follow this format:


Title
ISBN: This should let you order it from your local store.
Publisher: For the US release, if there was a previous foreign release.
Author: Individual or group, really means "artist" in this case.  But it's
     who the book will be listed under, if the ISBN isn't enough for some
     odd reason.
Publication Date in English: Or just plain publication date, if it was 
     originally done in English.
Series: If this is part of a series of books, I'll say so.
Price: The most recent price I can find, if there's not one on the book.
Pagecount: 
Color: Is there any color art on the interior, and if so, how much?  All of
     them have color covers.  
Breasts: Hey, you might be looking for something to give to a minor.  I'll
     let you know if there's any naked organic breasts.
Short Impression: I'll try to boil my views of the book down to a sentence or
     two here.
   And then the main body will go into some more detail.