Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics!

Adventures in Cartooning-  How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics

book cover image from goodreads.com

Sturm, James, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost.  Adventures in Cartooning:  How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics!  109 p.  First Second.  2009.  ISBN  978-1-59643-369-4 .Do you like reading comics?  Or, are you not sure how to read comics?  Do you want to learn how to make comics?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Adventures in Cartooning is for you!  It’s great for the person who wants to learn the basics of cartooning and/or the person who wants to read a fun comic story.

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).

Genre:  Comic

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!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in booktalks, comic and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s