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Adventures in Cartooning
by James Sturm and Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596433694
  • ISBN-10: 1596433698
  • Publisher: First Second
  • Publish Date: March 2009
  • Page Count: 109
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-10
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 10 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Adventures in Cartooning

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Art - Cartooning

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 35.
  • Review Date: 2009-04-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Created by the Center for Cartoon Studies' director and two of his former students, this how-to-make-comics book for young readers takes a couple of unusual tacks. For one thing, it skips the usual rudiments of how to draw in favor of explaining the formal characteristics of comics: panels, balloons, lettering and so on. For another, it doubles as a story—about a knight on a quest for a bubblegum–chewing dragon, and the magic elf who teaches the knight all about the joy of cartooning. It's a cute premise, and the art's simple, bold brushstrokes and flat colors are zippy and fun. Sturm and company even sneak in a few comics in-jokes (when several characters fall into water, the elf exclaims “I guess this would be called a SPLASH panel!”). Unfortunately, the plot and the tutorial material repeatedly stumble over each other: the goofy twists in the story occasionally have a bit of instruction shoehorned in, but more often don't serve any educational purpose—or simply seem like the result of stream-of-consciousness jam cartooning. And kids looking for cartooning guidance may be frustrated to find that the book takes its readers' ability to draw expressively for granted. (Apr.)

 
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