Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics

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Macmillan, Mar 31, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 109 pages
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In this action-packed cartooning adventure, kids will have as much fun making comics as reading them!

Once upon a time . . . a princess tried to make a comic. And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how – well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure! Like the princess, young readers will discover that they already have the drawing and writing skills it takes to make a comic – they just need a little know-how. And Adventures in Cartooning supplies just that.


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User Review  - lrubin75 - LibraryThing

A magic elf teaches a princess how to turn simple doodles into a cartoon with elements such as panels, action lines, speech and thought bubbles. Read full review

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User Review  - Turrean - LibraryThing

Funny and deceptively simple, the book appears to be a primer on making comics while actually telling a clever story about a knight's search for a dragon with which to do battle. Or possibly, it appears to be an adventure story which gives advice on drawing cartoons. You decide. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

James Sturm is the author of award-winning graphic novels for children and adults, including James Sturm's America, Market Day, The Golem's Mighty Swing and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. He is the founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.

Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost are graduates of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Arnold lives in New York and works in publishing. Frederick-Frost lives outside of Boston and works at a library.

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