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Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies

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A unique reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics

An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummies is a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specific characters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead on helping aspiring artists master the...

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Overview

A unique reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics

An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummies is a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specific characters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead on helping aspiring artists master the basic building blocks of cartoons and comics, revealing step by step how to create everything from wisecracking bunnies to souped-up super villains. It also explores lettering and coloring, and offers expert marketing advice. The book's color insert provides guidance on how to add color to cartoon creations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470426838
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/3/2009
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 730,932
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Fairrington is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, and Time magazine, as well as on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Fairrington has won many awards, including the Charles M. Schulz award for college cartooning and the John Locher Memorial Award, given annually by the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC).

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Drawing Inspiration: Getting Started with Cartoons and Comics.

Chapter 1: The Skinny on Cartoons and Comics.

Chapter 2: Looking at the Different Cartooning Genres.

Chapter 3: Getting Your Workspace Ready to Go.

Chapter 4: Starting with the Drawing Basics.

Chapter 5: Coming Up with Ideas.

Part II: Creating Cartoon Characters.

Chapter 6: Starting from the Top.

Chapter 7: From the Neck Down.

Chapter 8: Designing Human Cartoon Characters.

Chapter 9: Giving Inanimate Objects Personality.

Chapter 10: Exploring Anthropomorphism: Creating Animals and Other Creatures That Talk.

Chapter 11: Drafting Editorial Cartoon Characters.

Part III: Cartoon Designs 101: Assembling the Parts.

Chapter 12: Putting Everything in Your Comics in Perspective.

Chapter 13: The Art of Lettering.

Chapter 14: Directing the Scene.

Part IV: Cartooning 2.0: Taking Your Cartoons to the Next Level.

Chapter 15: Cartooning in the Digital Age.

Chapter 16: Making Cartooning Your Livelihood.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Steps to a Finished Comic Strip.

Chapter 18: Ten Secrets to Breaking in to a Cartooning Career.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    I loved the book, however, he never returned the book to me afte

    I loved the book, however, he never returned the book to me after promising to sign it!  I spent hours reading and highlighting the book, making notes, etc.  I spent money mailing the book to him and now he refuses to return it!  

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Bad sample

    Bad sample...

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Do HXHX DO NOT BUY THE BOOK

    I THIS IS SUCH A PEICE OF CRAP . If u dont believe me get the sample

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Should i buy it??????

    Good or bad????

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  • Posted July 4, 2011

    Sucks

    I got a free sample and it sucks, it doesn't even give u an examples. Don't waste ur money! It's a bunch of crap!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2011

    drawing cartoon

    looks okay

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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