Cartoons are fun to draw and do not require traditional drawing skills - which means that anyone can draw cartoons once they know some of the tricks of the trade. This practical guide describes the basics of cartoons drawing and provides tips and guidelines on how to use and sell cartoons successfully. It also provides advice on developing a recognizable cartoon style, guidelines on drawing caricatures and cartoon strips, and practical exercises. It shows how to prepare work for print and adopt effective selling techniques.
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Since cartoons don¹t require traditional drawing skills, almost anyone can draw them once they learn some tricks of the trade. This book is full of practical ideas and exercises to help you develop your cartoon drawing skills; it also shows you how you may be able to turn an enjoyable pastime into a profitable enterprise. Written in a lively, informal style, and illustrated with 200 examples, there is advice on: drawing cartoons, from simple characters to comic strips; finding funny ideas for cartoons; writing successful jokes; developing a personal style; identifying markets and preparing your work for print; and developing a business-like approach and effective selling techniques. John Byrne is a well-known cartoonist in Britain; his work has appeared in many publications, including Private Eye and The Guardian.About the Author:
John Byrne, from Dublin, is a respected professional cartoonist, whose cartoons have appeared in many well-known publications, including Private Eye, The Guardian and The Bookseller. He has extensive experience of teaching cartoons and comedy, and is in constant demand for workshops and lectures. He has written several other books, including the best-selling Learn to Draw Cartoons and Learn to Draw Comics (Feb 2001), also published by HarperCollins.
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