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Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action

Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action

Adventures in Cartooning

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost

First Second


Trade Paperback

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, Rhode Island Children's Book Award ML, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML, Booklist Top Ten Art Book for Kids, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), ALA Notable Children's Books, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, Library Media Connection Best of the Best


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

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About the author

James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost

James Sturm is a cartoonist whose books include The Golem's Mighty Swing, Market Day, and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. He is the co-founder of The Center for Cartoon Studies where he currently serves as the school's director.

Alexis Frederick-Frost is a co-author and illustrator of the Adventures in Cartooning series of graphic novels. Alexis's illustrations have appeared in a variety of publications by Nickelodeon Magazine, First Second Books, and others. Alexis currently lives with his wife in South Carolina.
Andrew Arnold is one of the co-authors of the Adventures in Cartooning series. His work has appeared in several publications, including Nickelodeon Magazine and Cambridge University Press. Originally from Houston, Texas, Andrew currently lives in New York City.

James Sturm

(c) James Sturm

Andrew Arnold

(c) Andrew Arnold

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