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Macmillan Children's Book

Adventures in Cartooning

How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics

Adventures in Cartooning (Volume 1)

Author: written and illustrated by James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, and Andrew Arnold

Adventures in Cartooning

Adventures in Cartooning

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About This Book

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...

Page Count
112
On Sale
03/31/2009
Age Range
6-10

Book Details

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.

Imprint Publisher

First Second

ISBN

9781596433694

In The News

"As an examination of the medium, [Adventures in Cartooning is] a supremely worthy spiritual legacy to Scott McCloud's seminal Understanding Comics (1993). As a straight-up graphic adventure, it may be the best of the year.” —Booklist, starred review

“Each tutorial panel contains clever and inventive touches that illustrate the capabilities of the format... This is a volume for kids who love comics, who enjoy an adventure filled with action and humor, are natural-born artists, or who aspire to become comic-book creators. A surefire hit.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Though seemingly simplistic, this multilayered composition is an excellent teaching tool to whet the appetites of aspiring young doodlers and even offers a pleasant twist in an otherwise apparently straightforward plot. ... Entertaining and surprisingly edifying.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Even seasoned comics readers may more fully appreciate the work of their favorite creators after reading this book.” —Shelf Awareness

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Adventures in Cartooning

Adventures in Cartooning

$15.99

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