Who doesn’t know a teenager who loves to draw cartoons? How many high-school notebooks are covered with doodles in this country? Many times, an aptitude for cartooning exists at a young age but isn’t encouraged because there’s no one around who knows enough about the industry.
Now anyone of any age who wants to be a cartoonist has a friend in the business. Al Bohl has lived the cartoonist’s life for decades, and he shares all the knowledge he’s gained in Guide to Cartooning.
Readers will learn how to draw each type of cartoon and how to find a job in the various cartooning industries. Easy-to-follow text and hundreds of illustrations teach about the history of cartooning, basic drawing, greeting cards, illustration, humor writing, editorial and political cartoons, caricature, animation, comic strips, and comic books. A resource appendix lists further suggested reading, how-to videos, art supply stores, art schools, and cartooning organizations.
Guide to Cartooning can be used as a textbook in the high-school or college classroom, or it can stand alone as a self-teaching guide. If it is purchased as a textbook, Guide to Cartooning: Teacher’s Guide is available, with a grading breakdown, answers to the review questions, and tips.