Adventures in Cartooning is a story-within-a-story. The brave knight tries to rescue the princess only to discover that the dragon has taken her. The knight goes to Dragon Island to rescue the princess. Along the way a magical elf teaches him how to portray the story in comic form. The prince is assisted by a his sidekick, a sweet-toothed horse-and even has a run-in with a whale!
Readers will love the unexpected twist in the story. At the end of the book, you will have an understanding of the basics of cartooning. Enjoy!
Note: This book is not a how-to draw book. The HP library has plenty of how-to draw books though. They’re in the 741.5 section! If you want the next level book for cartooning, check out Lila & Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club (unfortunately this is not at HP Library at this time) by Willow Dawson. For an advanced cartooning book, check out the classic Understanding Comics by Scott McLeod (unfortunately this is not at HP Library at this time).
Tags: comics, fairy tale, knight, princess, how-to, cartoons
A/R Reading level: 2.1
Interest level: Grades K-6
Website: Center for Cartoon Studies
Link to Harvest Park Library catalog: This book is not at the Harvest Park Library. If you would like to buy it for the library, please follow this link: Harvest Park Library Amazon Associates link.
Link to the Pleasanton Public Library: Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics!