Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Cartooning but Were Afraid to Draw

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Cartooning but Were Afraid to Draw

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by Christopher Hart
     
 

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Written by a master cartoonist with a combination of wit (which every cartoonist needs) and invaluable advice, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cartooning But Were Afraid to Draw is the ultimate cartooning book. It serves as a complete course for beginners as well as a great tool for the most advanced cartoonist. Author Christopher Hart covers

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Written by a master cartoonist with a combination of wit (which every cartoonist needs) and invaluable advice, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cartooning But Were Afraid to Draw is the ultimate cartooning book. It serves as a complete course for beginners as well as a great tool for the most advanced cartoonist. Author Christopher Hart covers everything a cartoonist needs to know to tell a joke visually, from the effective use of layout, light, and shading to the techniques of conveying emotion. There are lessons in drawing characters in reaction shots and “takes,” indicating specific settings such as underwater and nighttime scenes, and depicting various weather conditions. There is even an entire chapter devoted to creating special effects—from speed to explosions. Of special importance, Hart shows cartoonists how to find their own drawing style and how to develop a cast of characters.

Written with boundless enthusiasm, this friendly yet authoritative book is filled with appealing, original comic strips and gags that Hart created especially to illustrate his lessons. Every artist who wants to draw cartoons will appreciate the insider's knowledge and tricks of the trade that Hart shares in this comprehensive sourcebook.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823023592
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
470,641
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.38(d)

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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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Cartooning but Were Afraid to Draw 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
two_cents More than 1 year ago
This has been a nice addition for my cartooning library; particularly as I'm teaching my neice and nephew to draw. Fun characters, very easy to follow.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very effective at improving my drawing skills. It covers many areas of cartooning-- just like he says on the introduction, he has put in the book the information from over 10 years of experience. This might not be all to our advantage. This is true, but by trying to cram a lot of information into one book he is not very specific on the information he gives you, but its not that bad. And, his style of drawing is different from what I wanted to draw but it is deffinetly not a reason to buy this great source.