This enhanced and expanded edition of Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action contains over forty new pages filled with adventure and cartooning lessons!
The Knight, Edward the Horse, and the Magical Cartooning Elf are back, and sharing the stage with a cast of kooky characters. The famous director Otto Airs is making a movie, and he’s invited everyone in the kingdom to audition! It’s up to you to dream up and draw new characters to star in the film. Design a disguise for an undercover spy and give a superhero a makeover. Discover how body language can help tell your story, and how unique costumes can make your characters stand out from the crowd. Before long, you'll have all the tools you need to create original characters for your own comic book!
About the Author
James Sturm is a cartoonist and educator. His graphic novels include The Golem's Mighty Swing, Market Day, and Off Season. He most recently worked on Health and Wealth, A Graphic Guide To The US Healthcare System. He is currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of Watership Down with Joe Sutphin. James is also the cofounder of the Center For Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. He lives and works nearby on a former goat farm.
Andrew Arnold is an author-illustrator and co-creator of the award-winning Adventures in Cartooning series from First Second Books. He writes and draws from his home in Brooklyn, New York, in the company of his wife and their son. What's the Matter, Marlo? is his debut picture book.
Alexis Frederick-Frost is co-author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Adventures in Cartooning series of graphic novels and picture books. A combination how-to book and exciting adventure story, Adventures in Cartooning: how to turn your doodles into comics, was one of Booklist’s Top Ten Graphic Novel of 2010 and has encouraged hundreds of young artists to create their own comics. He also wrote and illustrated the monthly comic Kit and Clay for The Phoenix Magazine in the United Kingdom and has contributed to a variety of publications online and in print. A graduate from the inaugural class of the Center for Cartoon Studies, Alexis lives with his wife in Maryland.
“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