Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost

Book Jacket

Cartooning is what happens when you send your drawings on an adventure!

On this adventure, you'll meet an impatient knight, a cowardly horse, and a magical elf.  Our heroes are off to rescue a princess and slay a dragon...and they're learning to make comics along the way!

In Adventures in Cartooning, simple lessons in cartooning are woven into a rip-roaring story.

The only thing more fun than reading this comic will be making your own!!!


I love this book!  I used to like drawing comics, and I would have loved to have such a fun guide as this to inspire me.  The authors' ability to combine a really good tale (mysteries, candy-snatching dragons, magic beanstalks!) while teaching cartooning skills is kind of extraordinary.

The fact that they included a bit of artwork by a child who read their book was a very nice touch.  It showed that anyone really can be a cartoonist.  The only thing standing in the way of your creativity is your own self-doubt! 

Five out of five cowardly horses.

Release Date: March 2009
Reading Level: Grade 1+
Where In Dunlap Public Library's Collection: BLUESTEM

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