The Everything Cartooning Book: Create Unique And Inspired Cartoons For Fun And Profit (Google eBook)

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Adams Media, Nov 4, 2004 - Art - 320 pages
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No matter what your background, The Everything Cartooning Book is the all-in-one reference to unlock your hidden potential and set you on the fast track toward a rewarding career in cartooning. Professional cartoonist Brad J. Guigar shows you everything from how to create believable characters and effective story lines to writing humor and getting published. This step-by-step guide shows you all the insider techniques and tricks you need to make it in this fun and creative field.

Features tips on how to:
  • Show movement
  • Create cartoons for different genres
  • Develop your individual style
  • Craft story lines
  • Sell your work
  • and more

Whether you like to draw Manga, create humorous animal characters, or satirize the world around you, The Everything Cartooning Book teaches you all you need to know to successfully follow your artistic dreams.

  

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Contents

Getting Tooned Up
1
The Computer Workstation
9
The ABCs of Lettering
17
Drawing 101
27
Skip the Model and Use Your Head
39
Drawing Hands and Feet
51
The Human Figure
65
Building Character Through Design
79
Editorial Cartooning
169
SinglePanel Cartoons
183
The Comic Strip
195
Comic Books
211
Make It Funny
227
Processing Final Art for Print
243
SelfPublishing on the Web
255
Getting Published
271

Once More with Feeling
91
In Perspective
105
Toon Shorthand
119
Making a Scene
133
Anthropomorphic Characters
145
Caricatures That Work
157
Taking Care of Business
283
Additional Resources
294
Glossary
296
Index
301
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Brad J. Guigar is the creator of "Greystone Inn," a daily comic strip that appears in several newspapers and also on the Web. He has worked in the newspaper industry for more than ten years as a graphic artist and page designer, and currently works at the Philadelphia Daily News.

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