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Cartooning Basics: Creating the Characters Paperback – August 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Cartoon Connections Press (August 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965713601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965713603
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,614,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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These are two of the most comprehensive and entertaining cartooning books available. Duane Barnhart, a highly successful teacher, syndicated cartoonist, and illustrator, provides interesting bits on cartoon history and step-by-step lessons on human characters, animals, and imaginary beings. The book attempts to engage the student by having cartoon characters do the teaching. This is alternately whimsical and tedious. Hall's book manages to pack far more material in a cleaner format, while still making the reader laugh on every page. Thus, one learns that of 6000 submissions to King Features Syndicate, only three are accepted, and one learns how to make snacks while preparing one of those submissions. Two fine books, but Hall has the edge.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Professional cartoonist Barnhart creates a simple 'how to' manual which will be appreciated especially by young people and beginners. Step-by-step instructions on how to create characters provide kids and teachers alike with a whimsical, appealing format and plenty of easily duplicated techniques" -- MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW REVIEWER'S BOOKWATCH, September 1997

"Want another way to play with the young ones...? Cartooning Basics is a new how-to-draw book, written for kids and adults, by Duane Barnhart, an artist who works in the schools ....Cartooning Basics starts with the simplest strokes of the pencil and takes the budding cartoonist step-by-step through lessons in cartooning..." -- Romalyn Tillmanm, ARTS RAG Long Beach, CA June,/July, 1997

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book has helped me learn to cartoon, and now, I teach it to my 2nd grade class!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 1997
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Duane's book is the best one I have found on the toppic of cartooning. Duane split the book up into easy to usderstand and to follow lesson. These lessons make it easy for a student of cartooning, such as myself, to learn without being overwhelmed by the intake of information. This book is great for kids and it is fun to follow No. 2 around with an un-named bird as they teach the lessons with detail. The depth of the teachings is easy to draw and will make a cartoonist out of anyone. Every classroom should get this book because it is a great tool and answers some of the most basic questions that every teacher faces about drawing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 14, 1997
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Duane Barnharts Cartooning Basics is not your run of the mill guide to cartooning. His years of teaching cartooning shine in this fun, informative guide. Cartooning Basics is especially designed with the young reader in mind. Although it is equally fun for all ages, it's easy format and fun characters give the young cartoonist a sense of participation, drawing them easily into it's text.
If you have a young one who is interested in the art of cartooning, this is the one to buy!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 4, 2002
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'Cartooning Basics' is a wonderful tool for young aspiring cartoonists. No. 2 illustrates how to create friendly, familiar characters from simple shapes, which every child can relate to (ie circles, ovals, squares, triangles, etc.). Art teachers can gain lesson ideas that are effective and easy to implement. This is a great buy and a must read for any aspiring cartoonist, art teacher and student alike. Duane and Angie have created a fun, creative, well-illustrated tool in 'Cartooning Basics'.
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