Cartoon Cool: How to Draw the New Retro Characters of Today's Cartoons

Cartoon Cool: How to Draw the New Retro Characters of Today's Cartoons

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by Christopher Hart
     
 

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Love that Sponge Bob? Always lurking in Dexter's lab? Wishing for Fairly Odd Parents? Millions of fans watch these shows avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylized look and hip visual jokes. Now there's a drawing book just right for everyone who admires that quirky style: Cartoon Cool. Top-selling author Christopher Hart shows beginning cartoonists,…  See more details below

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Love that Sponge Bob? Always lurking in Dexter's lab? Wishing for Fairly Odd Parents? Millions of fans watch these shows avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylized look and hip visual jokes. Now there's a drawing book just right for everyone who admires that quirky style: Cartoon Cool. Top-selling author Christopher Hart shows beginning cartoonists, retro fans, and all other hipsters how to get that almost-1950s look in their drawings. His trademark step-by-step drawings and crystal-clear text are sure to make Saturday mornings more creative!

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Library Journal
Hart has published so many good books on cartooning that one is tempted to simply put in a standing order and be done with it. This volume recalls the 1950s cartoon style reminiscent of The Jetsons, The Flintstones, and Yogi Bear-the same style now popular in SpongeBob SquarePants, Johnny Bravo, and Dexter's Lab. Leaf through Cartoon Cool and learn how to draw "A Dad, a Bathrobe, and a Cup of Coffee," or ten ways to draw the retro-style family pet. Hart's wry humor is evident throughout. A good choice for large collections; smaller ones may want a more general cartooning book, like Steve Marchant's The Cartoonist's Workshop. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823005871
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
501,900
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

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Cartoon Cool: How to Draw the New Retro Characters of Today's Cartoons 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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two_cents More than 1 year ago
I was looking for something specific for drawing for younger kids. I found this book fun, easy and pertinent and have several people who would love to get it as a gift for thier home library. What's more it works for any age.
ReadalotCB More than 1 year ago
I got this book because my 8 year old twin grandaughter is a great little artist. She has been coloring inside the lines since she was 3. I thought I would try and arouse her curiosity about being a artist. She has gone wild, drawing all types of cartoon characters, retro drawings, its great. Although she's 8 and very smart this book will last her along time, when she doesn't understand what the words really mean, there are these great diagrams, step by step, it's great. GRANDMA