Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice

October 30, 2020
Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice

From the editor of Yale's Anthology of GraphicFiction, Cartoons, and True Stories, a smart and charmingguide to the art of cartooningThe best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling—it is asmuch a matter of writing as it is of drawing. In this book, notedcartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinctlessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers throughwittily written passages on cartooning terminology, techniques,tools, and theory. Supplemented by Brunetti's own illustrations,prepared specially for this book, these lessons move the readerfrom spontaneous drawings to single-panel strips and complicatedmultipage stories.Through simple, creative exercises and assignments, Brunettioffers an unintimidating approach to a complex art form. He looksat the rhythms of storytelling, the challenges of character design,and the formal elements of comics while composing pages in his owniconic style and experimenting with a variety of tools, media, andapproaches. By following the author's sophisticated and engagingperspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of allages will hone their craft, create their personal style, anddiscover their own visual language.