Philosophy and Practice

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From the editor of Yale's Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories , a smart and charming guide to the art of cartooning

The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling--it is as much a matter of writing as it is of drawing. In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers through wittily written passages on cartooning terminology, techniques, tools, and theory. Supplemented by Brunetti's own illustrations, prepared specially for this book, these lessons move the reader from spontaneous drawings to single-panel strips and complicated multipage stories.

Through simple, creative exercises and assignments, Brunetti offers an unintimidating approach to a complex art form. He looks at the rhythms of storytelling, the challenges of character design, and the formal elements of comics while composing pages in his own iconic style and experimenting with a variety of tools, media, and approaches. By following the author's sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of all ages will hone their craft, create their personal style, and discover their own visual language.

Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2011.
Edition: Rev. & expanded ed.
ISBN: 9780300170993
Branch Call Number: 741. 51 BRU
Characteristics: 77 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm.


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Aug 06, 2016

I've read most of the "how to" cartoon books available. Along with Scott McCloud's books, this is by far the best. Less of the flashy computer stuff & more of the old-fashioned foundations.

Sep 10, 2013

A fun and easy way to improve your cartooning ability.

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