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Art for Kids: Cartooning: The Only Cartooning Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be Paperback – June 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 - 12
  • Series: Art for Kids
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; 1 edition (June 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402775156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402775154
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6 -This how-to guide is a step above the average cartooning instruction book. The glossy, full-color pages are visually attractive. The clean layout with colored borders at the top and bottom of every page and bold text headings directs readers' eyes to the text. Roche's engaging writing style is informative and fun. He encourages youngsters to experiment with tools and techniques and, unlike many other such books, does not ask them to learn or mimic a specific style. His loose, spacious cartooning style is perfect for beginners or kids who might be intimidated by more detail-oriented techniques. While the subtitle may not be completely true, this is a wonderful resource for libraries looking to update their cartooning collections.-Steev Baker, Kewaskum Public Library, WI
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Author and cartoonist Art Roche has more than 20 years of experience in cartooning, illustration and entertainment development. He is currently the creative director for Smart Bomb Interactive, a game development company in Utah. Prior to that, he was the creative director for Cartoon Network's new media department and managed all of the entertainment content for websites, online video and mobile platforms. In 2008, Art created the animated series, Nacho Bear for Cartoon Network.

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Customer Reviews

This is a gorgeous book - hardcover with color on every page.
trapink
When I ordered this book it was for a 8 year old grandson for Christmas.
Summer
It looked like it would be a really fun thing for a kid to have.
Cramsey

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

62 of 65 people found the following review helpful By J. Kukla on April 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is unlike any other cartooning book past or present. Too many cooks of this genre show you the standard "draw an oval and a triangle and now you have a duck!" or "draw like I do!" instructions. Art Roche's book teaches kids to think, to imagine, to be funny. Art gives readers the tools to pursue their styles, not his. It's an easy read, full of great illustrations, and humorous examples. Art Roche makes anyone from from 4 to 84 want to pick up a pencil and have fun! Great gift for any kid or kid at heart.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful By trapink on June 3, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My 12-year-old picked up this book and devoured it in one sitting, reporting it helped him conquer some of the problems he had encountered as a recreational cartoonist. He especially enjoyed the section devoted to writing.

This is a gorgeous book - hardcover with color on every page. Great art, lively text, and very inspiring - it works as both a "how-to" and personal cartooning cheerleader.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By K. Young on October 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Beautiful Book. Purchased for my 9 year old grandaughter as a Christmas Present. She loves to draw and wants to be a cartoonist. I know she will love this book. So easy to understand!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Christine Mitchell on January 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My daughter absolutely loves this book and it improved her cartoons right away! I like the variety of different possible features presented. This is a beatiful, very well done book.

Christine Mitchell, author and illustrator of:
Welcome Home, Forever Child: A Celebration of Children Adopted as Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Beyond
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carol Jones on January 15, 2011
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I got this as a gift for a kid, but wished I could just keep it. It has all sorts of practical tips, including info about what sorts of pencils, erasers & pens to use, and it's full of great illustrations. (The kid really seemed to like it.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Laurie D. Rhoten on July 19, 2010
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I bought this book for my kids, but it makes me want to sitdown and doodle!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BookChick on August 15, 2011
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I got this for my 10 year-old son who is into animation and cartooning and he LOVES it. Won't put it down. So, success I'd say.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Summer on November 24, 2013
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Very nice quality book. When I ordered this book it was for a 8 year old grandson for Christmas. But after receiving it I think it is too advanced for that age. I am giving it to a 11 year old grandson that loves to draw so think this will be a better match.
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