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How to Draw Stupid and Other Essentials of Cartooning
     

How to Draw Stupid and Other Essentials of Cartooning

by Kyle Baker
 
Draw stupid, succeed big! Okay, dumdum. This one is pretty much idiot-proof. Even you should be able to figure out How to Draw, Stupid, and Other–what? No commas? Whoops, sorry. But How to Draw Stupid and Other Essentials of Cartooning is simple enough for even the simplest readers. Author Kyle Baker, who only acts stupid, is in fact “the

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Draw stupid, succeed big! Okay, dumdum. This one is pretty much idiot-proof. Even you should be able to figure out How to Draw, Stupid, and Other–what? No commas? Whoops, sorry. But How to Draw Stupid and Other Essentials of Cartooning is simple enough for even the simplest readers. Author Kyle Baker, who only acts stupid, is in fact “the greatest cartoonist of all time,” or so he tells us. Here he presents a hard-working instruction book that provides artists with the essential skills needed for success. From the principles of drawing to turning those principles on their ear (or their rear), from conveying movement to creating a step-by-step sequence, from idea sketch to finished drawing, How to Draw Stupid and Other Essentials of Cartooning is the smartest purchase any aspiring artist can make, regardless of mental acuity.

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Baker, an award-winning cartoonist and graphic-novel illustrator, gives aspiring cartoonists irreverent advice about how to succeed in their chosen field. He offers instruction in basic drawing techniques such as choosing the right tools and discusses the importance of learning to draw shapes, exaggerating, and using references. But the author's most inspiring advice focuses on how to succeed as a cartoonist. Using a no-nonsense tone, he explains to young artists that if they want to become cartoonists, they must begin by drawing cartoons. He also argues that young people do not need a "plan B" career to fall back on because if they really practice and become proficient at what they love to do, they will succeed. Baker's straightforward guidance is enhanced by his own unique black-and-white and full-color cartoons. This guide will help inspire young artists to stop procrastinating and start drawing.-Mari Pongkhamsing, St. Perpetua School, Lafayette, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823001439
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/08/2008
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

Meet the Author



Kyle Baker, winner of both the Harvey Award and the Eisner Award, is the creator of thirteen graphic novels. His cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker, National Lampoon, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, and many other publications. Co-creator of Truth for Marvel Comics, he lives in New York City.

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