The Practical Encyclopedia of Cartooning


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This book helps you learn to draw cartoons step by step with over 1500 illustrations. It is a comprehensive and practical guide to drawing cartoons successfully shown in more than 1500 illustrations. It is filled with projects and exercises to help strengthen key skills such as facial expression, creating a mood, bringing a character to life, caricature, making cartoon strips, using speech bubbles and much more. It offers detailed enough for the cartoonist looking to hone skills, but yet accessible enough for the complete amateur. It includes a section on digital cartooning techniques. This detailed guide begins with essential techniques from different pen strokes to the various styles of sketching. It includes a wide variety of exercises that will allow the reader to perfect their skills - from lessons in anatomy, facial expression and depicting movement to dressing the character, creating dialogue and using backgrounds. The text explains concepts and methods used by cartoonists to help build a scene, develop a narrative and create a wide range of scenarios in which the characters can interact.The book also unravels the complexities of digital manipulation, with illustrative screengrabs and explanations of the methods used, step by step.


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Ivan Hissey is an experienced cartoonist and his published titles include The Crash Course Series (over 3000 cartoons). Curtis Tappenden has illustrated numerous books and written many titles on art and design practice.

General Fields

  • : 9781780193847
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : Anness Publishing
  • : June 2014
  • : 220mm X 168mm X 15mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 741.56
  • : A
  • : over 1500 illustrations