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Drawing Cartoons and Comics for Dummies

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A unique reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics An original American art form, comics thrill millions of people across the globe. Combining step-by-step instruction with expert tips and advice, Drawing Cartoons & Comics For Dummies is a one-stop reference for creating and marketing original cartoons and comics. While many books tend to focus ...more
ebook, 360 pages
Published July 8th 2009 by For Dummies (first published 2009)
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Mostafa
Jan 31, 2015 Mostafa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is not about how to draw cartoons but it was mostly about the ins and outs of the business. You need to know how to draw cartoons and then read this book to fine tune it.
Yingtai
Of the three comics books that I managed to borrow from the National Library, this one is the most useful and the most unappealing. It really does include drawing from the basics, e.g. ellipses and respect and caricaturing, and if I ever start to draw, that's what I need.

But the advice doesn't seem particularly insightful. And quite a lot of the book isn't about drawing, but about advice for comic artists, e.g. Photoshop basics and freelance business practices.

Also … he seems to specialise in
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loafingcactus
The book isn't AWESOME and in many ways it is very dated. But for a tiny bit of reality about marketing, and some examples to show that drawing really isn't THAT hard, as well as a (somewhat shallow, but not wrong) overview of why various comics were successful, the book gets the job done.

His "how to draw" should be "how *I* draw" and I find the "this is how it is done" when it most certainly is NOT annoying, but it does step through one way to do things. This book would have been awesome if it
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Alaric Longward
Jul 21, 2014 Alaric Longward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One way or the other, if you cannot draw something that pleases you after using this manual, then you must have two broken arms.
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