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Drawing Cartoons and Comics For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Brian Fairrington
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A unique reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics

An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummies is a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus on specific characters or themes, this thorough guide focuses instead on helping aspiring artists master the basic building blocks of cartoons and comics, revealing step by step how to create everything from wisecracking bunnies to souped-up super villains. It also explores lettering and coloring, and offers expert marketing advice. The book's color insert provides guidance on how to add color to cartoon creations.

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From the Back Cover

Your real–world guide to creating and marketing original cartoons Do you love comics? Want to become a cartoonist? This practical, hands–on guide is packed with step–by–step instructions and plenty of tips for creating your own cartoons. From inanimate objects to animals to aliens, you can see how to breathe life into your characters and make your cartoons stand out. Plus, you discover how to Master the basic building blocks — set up your workspace; start creating with pencil, ink, and pens; and fix mistakes Get the creative juices flowing — find inspiration and formulate your cartoon idea, gag, or concept, and make it work Create your characters — from their heads to their toes, give your characters personality and presence Assemble your comic strip — create an effective background, plan your layout, letter your cartoons, create drama, and more Fine–tune your work — discover the tools and techniques for digitally formatting your comics Open the book and find: An overview of the different cartooning genres Drawing techniques, such as shading and crosshatching An exploration of body, gender, species, and character types Tips for developing a cast of characters The lowdown on drawing editorial cartoons How to add color to your creations Ten steps to a finished comic strip Hints on breaking into the business

About the Author

Brian Fairrington is a nationally syndicated cartoonist whose work has appeared in The New York Times , USA Today , and Time magazine, as well as on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Fairrington has won many awards, including the Charles M. Schulz award for college cartooning and the John Locher Memorial Award, given annually by the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8857 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (15 July 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #430,257 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Drawing Cartoons & Comics for Dummies Book 15 Feb. 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An in depth book, with lots of text. I was slightly disappointed in the graphics for making cartoons as they don't seem very well done. So not something that would inspire my own artwork. Never the less it was a good read and kept my attention.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amateur Cartoonist Needing Inspiration 20 Sept. 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought it for my husband & he assures me it has been of invaluable help to him. This, I believe, as he has not stopped reading & using it since it arrived.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A huge dissapointment 10 Jun. 2014
By Jacquie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Not what I was expecting at all ! Very wordy and not much instruction on the actual drawing! The cartoon examples thete are in the book are quite poor
Not what I have come to expect from the Dummies series.
Did not inspire me at all!
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