Adventures in Cartooning
James Sturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold
About this Series
The Center for Cartoon Studies presents a graphic novel series from award-winning cartoonist James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost designed to encourage children to pick up a pencil and create their own comic book stories with Adventures in Cartooning. Entertaining and inspirational, these fun and action-packed fantasy stories will delight and inspire young readers.
“A stupendous new high for children’s graphic novels, spearheaded by comics maestro Sturm. Ostensibly, this is the adventure of an eager knight, a sweet-toothed horse, and a magic elf hunting down a gum-chewing dragon, and those reading for the adventure itself will not be disappointed, filled as it is with humor, action, and a great girl-empowering twist. But along the way, lessons in the language of sequential art are woven seamlessly into the narrative, explaining the basics of how elements such as panels and word balloons work…As an examination of the medium, it’s a supremely worthy spiritual legacy to Scott McCloud’s seminal Understanding Comics. As a straight-up graphic adventure, it may be the best of the year.”—Booklist (starred review, on Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics)