How to Draw Cartoons for Comic Strips

How to Draw Cartoons for Comic Strips

by Christopher Hart


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How to Draw Cartoons for Comic Strips by Christopher Hart

Here is a comprehensive approach to drawing comic-strip characters in an appealing contemporary style featuring large-format reproductions that can be easily copied. A wide range of drawings depicting people of all ages as well as such animals as cats,dogs, birds, and fish show you how to capture the personality, mood, and character of a subject. The 275 drawings illustrate head and body construction, how to draw facial features and expressions, how to use action lines to depict body language, how to draw hands and feet, and ways to convey emotion and age. The author also offers valuable tips on developing a comic strip. He shows you how to place subjects within panels; make a layout; master reverse angles, medium shots, and close-ups; establish lights and darks; and utilize dialogue balloons.

Beginning and intermediate artists—from the younger audiences attracted to animation to more sophisticated artist who enjoy New Yorker-type spot cartoons—will find the book of great interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823023530
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/28/1988
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 416,349
Product dimensions: 8.21(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 7.4 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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How to Draw Cartoons for Comic Strips 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
gives GREAT help to anyone. wonderfully detailed. easy and effective.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book by Christopher Hart is a great book for anyone who wants to be a cartoonist, or is interested in drawing cartoons. It provides great illustrations as well as adequate descriptions of step by step guides for drawing cartoons. It gives great help on learning to draw cartoon people, including all the features of them, such as the face, eyes, noses, hair, mouths, bodies, hands, legs, and feet. It also gives details about body language, action lines, as well as animals and helpful comic strip layouts and tips. Overall, it is a great book, and I recommend it to anyone interested in cartooning.