Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in ActionAdventures in Cartooning (Volume 2)
James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost
The Knight, Edward the chubby horse, and of course the Magic Cartooning Elf are back for more fun, but this time they're sharing the stage with a host of new characters.
In Adventures in Cartooning: Characters In Action you'll learn how to create your own kooky characters. And fresh faces are needed -- the famous director Otto Airs is making a movie, and he's invited everyone in the kingdom to audition! It's your chance to dream up boatloads of wacky characters to star in the film. Discover how body language and expression are used to tell a story, dress a wizard to the nines, and choose the perfect rogue robot. After following the heroes on their cartooning adventure, you'll be ready to create characters to star in your own comic book!
NYPL Book for Reading and Sharing, Booklist Top 10 Graphic Novel for Youth, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, ALA Notable Children's Books, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, Rhode Island Children's Book Award ML, Rhode Island Children's Book Award Master List, ALSC Notable Children's Book, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, NYPL Best Books of the Year, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award Master List, Booklist Top Ten Art Book for Kids , Library Media Connection Best of the Best, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI)
Praise for Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action
“This is a Zen sort of art book. It teaches advanced art techniques while hardly talking about drawing at all. . . Hysterical--and useful.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Focuses on promoting creativity through zany scenarios and humorous characters . . . Children will appreciate the humor.” —School Library Journal