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Drawing Comics is Easy! (Except When It's Hard)
DRAWING COMICS IS EASY (Except When It's Hard) is entirely ?and remarkably? the work of a 7 year-old prodigy cartoonist. This idiosyncratic How-To book has already inspired countless peers to write and draw comics, but it also appeals widely to readers of any age, especially those interested in cartooning and the creative process. Alexa Kitchen at only 8 years old was prom ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by Denis Kitchen Publishing Co
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Oct 22, 2007 Rebecca rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: young artists
The most amazing thing about this book is that the author was 7 years old when she wrote it. Her earnest advice, drawn examples, and genuine talent at drawing comics (especially expressions and compositional elements -- "too tight," "too blank" -- that you wouldn't expect someone to catch on to until they're older) make this a worthwhile read for aspiring comics artists, young ones in particular. Alexa's talking to you!
Can't get myself to like those drawings. Not even knowing a 7 yr old did them. Still– "It's cute". Aw, what a harsh thing to write. No, I know something better: "It got me to draw a sad cat. Which I liked a lot. Even though I hate drawing." Now, that's what this book did.