Below is a list of books I’ve come across that I’ve found to be very useful. The ones highlighted in purple I feel are must reads. None of these are links, you’re going to have to find them the old school way. -L
Comics and The Visual Narrative
99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style, by Matt Madden
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, By Scott Mcloud
Comics & Sequential Art, By Will Eisner
Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative, By Will Eisner
Structure of the Visual Book, Keith Smith
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Book making /Technique
Handwritten: Expressive Lettering in the Digital Age, by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilic
The Pen and Ink Book: Materials and techniques for Today’s Artists, by Jos. A. Smith, Watson and Guptil Publ.
Constructive Anatomy, by Bridgeman, Dover Publ.
Dynamic Light and Shade, by Burne Hogarth, Watson and Guptil Publ.
Dynamic Anatomy, by Burne Hogarth, Watson and Guptil Publ.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards
The Business of Art
Inside the Business of Illustration by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman
The Artist’s Friendly Legal Guide , by F. Conner, P. Karlen, J. Perwin, D. Spatt
Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators, by Tad Crawford , Allworth Press
Legal Guide For the Visual Artist, by Tad Crawford
Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, Writer’s Digest Books /Annual
The Business of Illustration, by Steven Heller & Teresa Fernandes
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook : Pricing and Ethical Guidelines/ annual
The Ultimate Portfolio, by Martha Metzdorf
The Graphic Artist’s Guide To Marketing & Self Promotion , by Sally Prince Davis
Working From Home, by Paul & Sarah Edwards
The Freelancer’s Business Book. Kalia Lulow
Artist Beware , by Michael McCann , Publ. Watson & Guptil is a must read.
The Artist’s Way : A Spritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron
The Blank Canvas- Inviting the Muse , by Anna Held Audette , Pub. Shambhala /Boston & London
**Design Synectics: Stimulating creativity in design, By Nicholas Roukes , Publ. Davis Publications
**Art Synectics By Nicholas Roukes , Publ. Davis Publications
The Education of an Illustrator, by Heller and Arisman, Allworth Press / NY
The Education of a Designer, Allworth Press / NY
Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, by Roger Fisher & William Ury , Penguin Books
The Haggler’s Handbook, Leonard Koren & Peter Goodman , W. W. Norton
You Can Negotiate Anything : How to Get What you Want, Herb Cohen , Lyle Stuart Inc. Publ.
Calming Upset Customers:staying effective during unpleasant situations, by Rebecca Lo. Morgan Crisp Publ.