Hachette Partworks have launched a new magazine for aspiring superhero artists. Draw the Marvel Way is a fortnightly partwork filled with professional drawing tips and tutorials (by Mike Collins sharing his 30 plus years of experience as a comic artist) and accompanied with various tools of the trade.
Some might complain that it's teaching people to draw in a limited stylized way, but anything that encourages the art of drawing is welcome in my opinion. What I do find curious though is that issue 2 will come with an art box to store a collection of water colours (given away a few at a time in future issues). Colouring in comics (especially Marvel) is done digitally now, so this seems quaintly old fashioned for the purpose of this particular partwork. However, it can't do any harm to teach the old style of applying colour I suppose. Besides, bagging the mag with a Photoshop disc would push the price up a few hundred quid.
Cover price of issue No.1 is £1.99. Usual price £4.99. (Not a bad price for a partwork.)
As is the norm with most new partworks, Draw the Marvel Way is only being tested in selected areas at the moment so chances are you won't find it in your newsagents. If anyone knows the area it's being tested in, please let me know. It if proves successful I'm sure it'll be relaunched nationally.
To find out more, visit the official website here: