The list author says: "How do you get that awesome little doodle in your notebook to become the protagonist for your breakthrough animated short? What are some tips and tricks to turn your animated characters into living, engaging actors? This short list compiles some of the most helpful texts I've used."
"This book will break you out of whatever 'comfort zone' or 'repetitive rut' you may be in with your character design. This text really pushes the boundaries of what is possible in designing an engaging character, with pages of bold, confident, modern character designs created by extreme craftsmen."
"The 6 artists contributing their pens and pencils to this book offer a solid diversity to creating powerful expressions on your characters. The book starts off with the basics of facial construction (I STILL teach the '3 Bean Method') and then apply a variety of emotions to their character styles. The result is a perfect reference volume for getting the perfect 'look' on your character's face."
"Remember those ads from back in the day for art correspondence school that asked you to draw a turtle or mouse? This is probably the text they sent to the aspiring artist! Full of pages and pages of step by step, formulaic 'how to' drawings for 'old school' animation, this book is a great starter for anyone having a hard time gaining confidence in their drawing skills."