Make them laugh! Better yet, learn how to put an idea or observation across in a drawing with this entertaining and lavishly illustrated A-Z. You'll find an analysis of the available drawing materials (the types of pencils, pens, brushes, paints, papers, erasers, drawing aids, and studio equipment to use) followed by technical advice and detailed demonstrations that show you how to turn your ideas into a cartoon. Find out how to draw animals, faces, figures, hands and feet to create convincing characters. Explore viewpoint, perspective, light and shade, stippling, lettering, movement, and many other topics, including portfolio presentation and publication possibilities. A gallery of professional work exhibits a variety of styles in five different genres: humor, satire and comment, caricature, strips, and cartoon illustration.