Cartooning: The Ultimate Character Design Book

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Chris Hart Books/Sixth & Spring Books, 2008 - Art - 131 pages
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Chris Hart’s how-to-draw books have sold in the several millions of copies. Now, in his latest, he delivers detailed instructions, inspiring ideas, and invaluable tips for creating appealing and original manga-style characters. Character design is the key to success in comic books and animated films, and with this clear step-by-step guide, it’s a skill that can be quickly learned. Starting with the basics—body types, facial features, costumes, and expressions—Chris shows how to draw a hyper kid, bratty teen, lovable pooch, cool rapper, and many other distinctive types. Then, he takes the reader on a guided tour in search of original characters in places that range from suburban malls to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

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Andy Husbands, the award-winning chef/owner of Tremont 647, has been enticing patrons with his adventurous American cuisine at the South End neighborhood restaurant and bar for well over a decade. A James Beard "Best Chef" semi-finalist, Andy competed in the sixth season of Fox Television Network's "Hells Kitchen" with Gordon Ramsay. When he's not in the kitchen or working with his favorite charities, Andy is on the BBQ trail with his award-winning team, iQUE (http: //www.iquebarbecue.com). His first cookbook, "The Fearless Chef", is currently in its second printing. http: //www.tremont647.com

Chris Hart, winner of the Jack Daniel Invitational World Championship in 2009, has dominated the competition BBQ circuit for the past 10 years with his team, iQUE. The team was the first group of northerners in barbecue history to win a World Championship. Chris spends his days developing software, but his passion for cooking barbecue has him following the competition BBQ trail on weekends, pitting his talents against the best pitmasters in the U.S. In 2010, Chris cooked an elaborate barbecue tasting menu at the James Beard House in NYC. In 2011 he competed in Food Network's inaugural season of "Best in Smoke."

Andrea Pyenson has been writing about food for more than a decade and enjoying it for a lot longer than that. Her writing about food and travel has appeared in "The Boston Globe", "edible Boston", "edible Cape Cod", msn.com, oneforthetable.com, "The Washington Post", and "Fine Cooking", among others. Pyenson was associate editor of "The Boston Globe Illustrated New England Seafood Cookbook" and assistant editor of "52 Weeks Cheap Eats: Dining Deals in Greater Boston".

Multi-award-winning author, journalist, cooking teacher, and TV host, Steven Raichlen is the man who reinvented barbecue. His best-selling "Barbecue Bible "cookbook series and The Primal Grill and Barbecue University TV shows on PBS have helped people all over the world ascend the ladder of grilling enlightenment. He lives with his wife, Barbara, in Miami, Florida. http: //www.barbecuebible.com

Ken Goodman is a freelance photographer based in New York City. He specializes in food and chef photography, concerts, events, portraits and cookbooks. His work has appeared in "Rolling Stone "magazine and "Art Culinaire", and he has photographed Mario Batali, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Michael Stipe, The Edge, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Mariska Hargitay, Stanley Tucci, Jon Bon Jovi, and Anthony Bourdain (among others). Prior to his photography career, he spent 20 years in the restaurant industry as a classically trained chef, culinary educator, and restaurant consultant. Visit him online at http: //www.kengoodmanphotography.com.

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