Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists - including comics superstar Alex Ross - for his mastery of drawing. His first book, Fun With a Pencil , published in 1939 is a wonderfully crafted and engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject all while having fun. With step-by-step instruction from Professor Blook, Loomis' charming alter ego on the page.
One of the great commercial illustrators of the 40s and 50s, Andrew Loomis's books are classics in the genre and highly sought after by commercial illustrators, comic book artists and concept artists alike. Loomis's realistic approach infected me with the desire to make all my work, comics and otherwise, fully believable. - Alex Ross, Mythology