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Modern Cartooning [Paperback]

Christopher Hart
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Book Description

19 April 2013
Aimed at beginner artists interested in cartooning and at the countless fans of cartoons, animation and comics. Not only are cartoons a form of entertainment, but they're an incredibly popular style of drawing! With a fresh and easy-to-follow approach to cartooning, Christopher Hart shows readers basic tips for creating a cast of the most hilarious, outrageous characters inspired by today's cartoons. Chock-full of tips, hints and step-by-step illustrations, Modern Cartooning gives artists of all ages the tools they need to let their imaginations run wild.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (19 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823007146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823007141
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 21.5 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,252 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Hart is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 3.1 million English-language 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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 23 Sep 2013
By Zoll
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Great buy for beginners, gives easy steps into the head build, body types & face expressions
I love to draw but needed some help with a modern cartoon look for my projects :D
(just remember to take your time with art, greatness does not come with speedy doodles ;D
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Cartooning 24 May 2013
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The book is great as a beginner learning to teach my self to draw this book is great and easy to follow
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific! 1 May 2014
By Zack
I just got this in the post after reading all the 5 star reviews and I must say its fantastic. I wanted to draw modern cartoons and I have not been able to do this before but the book is beautifully setout so its easy to follow and to learn fast.The author makes it really fun too! I recommend this book to anyone from beginners like me to more advance who want to improve their cartoon skills really quickly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! 28 Jan 2014
By Mick C
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A well laid out and useful book. Really well explained techniques with good examples to follow and practice with. Well worth a look
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chris Has Done It again! 1 May 2013
By Nicci - Published on
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So about a month after the book came out, I received it in the mail. When I opened it I was greeted with Chris' humor. The steps in this book, like many others, were easy to follow. It's a great buy for anyone who's into cartooning.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! 13 April 2013
By Larry - Published on
I bought this book, read it and gave it as a gift (don't tell). It was wonderful! Great simple techniques and classic Christopher Hart humor. Wonderful coverage of angles, head shapes, and body types. Chapter 9 puts it all together with a wonderful chapter - "Stuff you won't learn in art school". I received great feedback as well and I highly recommend this to any and all
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review: Modern Cartooning, By Christopher Hart 5 Jun 2014
By Josh Ralls - Published on
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Not long ago, I blogged about Christopher Hart and his blog, “Chris Hart Books.” Christopher Hart is a very talented artist and author. He’s got a book out now, titled Modern Cartooning. As it says on the cover, it features “essential techniques for drawing today’s popular cartoons (Hart, cover).” Being an artist and an aspiring cartoonist, I find this book very fun and interesting. I’ve checked out one of his previous cartooning books at the library before, Cartooning for the Beginner. That book was very helpful to me, especially since I was working on a new comic strip. This book, Modern Cartooning, expands on cartooning, and teaches more things that I never knew before, and is a great guide for my cartooning. It’s very insightful, and it’s easy to understand. It’s great for someone who wants to sharpen their cartooning skills, as well as someone who is just starting out learning to draw cartoons.

One of the things that’s great for a beginner is, as I said, it’s easy to understand. It’s not overwhelming. Christopher Hart takes you step by step, through the book. He focuses on different parts of the character per section. There are nine sections, 10 counting the index. He starts with the head and the face, working towards angles, and the body, and more. He talks about different shapes for the head and it’s features, and different shapes for the body. It’s very interesting to see the shapes you can use for the head, the types of eyes, the body types. There are a variety of parts of the character that can define them in different, exciting, and humorous ways.

Christopher Hart’s style for cartooning, which he displays in this book, is simple and stylish. That, along with the humor he conveys in the book makes the book an entertaining lesson in cartooning. You won’t be bored when reading it and practicing the lessons in it. I personally really enjoy the illustrations and Christopher Hart’s lively attitude. For me, if I can read a book for an hour or more at a time, it’s a very entertaining read, and that’s what this book is.

Modern Cartooning, by Christopher Hart, is a great book for someone who wants to get into cartooning, whether just for the fun of it or as a profession. Reading this book has made me think about my cartooning. It’s got me thinking about simplifying my cartoon style some more, and making my cartoons, especially my comic strip, more animated. I very much recommend this book to anyone who wants to pursue cartooning. It’s a great read, and Christopher Hart is a great teacher! Modern Cartooning is out right now, and I recommending going and buying it (Hart).

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Hart, Christopher. Modern Cartooning. New York. Watson-Guptill Publications. 2013. Print.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book! 5 Jun 2014
By Paul Alvis - Published on
Christopher Harts techniques of cartooning are done in a way that is easy to understand and apply, love the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Artist 5 Jun 2014
By Ruben Garcia - Published on
Well I am going to purchase the book soon. I have purchased Chistophers's books before and the material in them is helpful and fun. I would definetely buying one of his books if you plan to start drawing or just want to better your skills.
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