Drawing Cartoons (Complete Guide)

Drawing Cartoons (Complete Guide)

by JohnByrne (Author), Alex Hughes (Author), Graham Garside (Contributor), JanetNunn (Author)


New in paperback, this successful bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice on drawing a wide range of cartoons, including caricatures, comics and animated cartoons. "Drawing Cartoons: A Complete Guide to Cartoons, Caricatures, Comics and Animated Cartoons" covers the essential aspects of drawing all types of cartoons and is an ideal introduction for the budding cartoonist. There's useful advice on the tools and equipment needed and all the techniques are very clearly and simply described, with numerous step-by-step examples and demonstrations, including over 400 cartoons and caricatures. Topics covered include: how to draw basic cartoons and create different characters; portraying expressions and gestures, and adding speech bubbles; how to draw portrait, political, stylized or quick-draw caricatures; capturing the personalities of your subjects; developing your cartoon characters and creating a narrative in comic strip form; writing scripts and graphic stories for your superheroes; how to give your characters life and make them move in animation sequences; and making key drawings and creating a storyboard.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Publisher: Collins
Published: 03 Jan 2007

ISBN 10: 0007243324
ISBN 13: 9780007243327

Author Bio
John Byrne (Cartoons and Comics) combines a highly successful magazine cartooning career with running classes and workshops and writing and illustrated books. Alex Hughes (Caricatures) contributes regularly to a wide range of magazines and newspapers, in addition to writing books. Janet Nunn (Animated Cartoons) has worked in animation for over 30 years, on both TV series and feature films.