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Comics: Investigate the History and Technology of American Cartooning

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Comics have a rich and varied history, beginning on the walls of caves and evolving to the sophisticated medium found on websites today. For a kid, comics can be more than entertainment. Comics can be a lifeline to another world, one in which everyone has the potential to become a superhero and children are welcome to all the power adults have overlooked.

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Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 14th 2014 by Nomad Press
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Nov 05, 2014 Andy rated it it was amazing
This book covers the entire history of comics in 120 pages. From cave drawings and ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs all the way up to web comics, it covers everything (Sunday funnies, manga, superhero comics, graphic novels, indies, etc. etc.). It's written for young readers (junior high?) and it's beautifully illustrated in full color. This book also contains 25 different projects readers can do. Readers are encouraged to experiment with different types of comics and encouraged (multiple times) to ...more
Oct 08, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing
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I would use this book to encourage writing. The book includes excellent projects for students, including how to design a cast of characters.
Feb 12, 2015 Denise rated it really liked it
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Comic enthusiasts might find the “parts of a comic book” a bit tedious but I think the history of illustrated storytelling will spark some interest. For example, cartoon and cartoonist are words that evolved during the Renaissance when artists like Michelangelo brought in others to help transfer his work to large murals or frescos. Another interesting tidbit, Paul Revere drew and published political comics that are credited with sparking the revolutionary war. Activities throughout the book ...more
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Aug 07, 2016 Merrilyn Tucker rated it it was amazing
If you want to learn about comics, from the history to the making of, this is the book for you (well, if you are in elementary school, anyway). This fascinating and thorough study of how comics began (with early man and cave drawings) to where they are today (graphic novels, web comics, and anime) includes many "how-to" pages for the up and coming comic artist. The Table of Contents and Index are great navigational tools. The Glossary is a list of words that were already explained on the pages ...more
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