CARTOONING: PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE

Ivan Brunetti’s Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice is easily my favorite guide to drawing and writing cartoons and comics, and am excited to know that Yale University Press will be re-publishing the 88-page book this year. I love how small, manageable, easy-to-understand and important this book is. It’s not a How To Draw Like Ivan Brunetti book—it’s more of a sophisticated, simple and approachable book of cartooning exercises, tools and techniques.

Yale describes Brunetti’s book as “an unintimidating approach to a complex art form. He looks at the rhythms of storytelling, the challenges of character design, and the formal elements of comics while composing pages in his own iconic style and experimenting with a variety of tools, media, and approaches. By following the author’s sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of all ages will hone their craft, create their personal style, and discover their own visual language.” I couldn’t agree more.

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