The Computer Cartoon Kit: All You Need to Make Your Own Comic Strips with CD-ROM by Steve Marchant
Herein book format with accompanying CD-ROMis a tutorial for beginning cartoonists. It presents detailed instruction on creating comics, from scripting and storytelling to finished composition and distribution both to print and Internet publishers. The book opens with a short history of cartoons and points out different comic book styles that have evolved over the decades. It goes on to recommend software for beginning cartoonists, focusing on widely-used Photoshop software and explaining how to use it. Additional advice and instruction explains how to choose and customize images from the accompanying disc, how to add text and dialogue balloons to a story, how to size formats for printing on the Web, and even how to create your own image library. The book features more than 400 color illustrations and the CD-ROM contains more than 100 copyright-free comic book images.