There's a new kid in Derek Fallon's class. His name is Umberto and he uses a wheelchair. Derek's family is still fostering Frank the monkey, and Derek thinks it would be great to train Frank to assist Umberto. But Derek quickly realizes that Umberto is definitely not looking for any help. Derek soon becomes the butt of Umberto's jokes. On top of that, Umberto starts stealing Derek's cartoon ideas and claiming them as his own. How did Derek get himself into this mess, and how can he find a way out before he is the laughingstock of school? The answer may very well be his cartoon stripâSUPER FRANK! My Life as a Cartoonist features illustrations by Janet Tashjian's son, Jake Tashian.
From favorites like "Puss in Boots" and "Goldilocks" to obscure gems like "The Boy Who Drew Cats," Fairy Tale Comics has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairy tales are wonderfully adapted and illustrated in comics format by seventeen different cartoonists, including Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and more.
Edited by Nursery Rhyme Comics' Chris Duffy, this jacketed hardcover is a beautiful gift and an instant classic.
An unparalleled book, the very first of its kind. Taken from uber-rare, never-before reprinted cartooning courses with expert teachings from cartooning's rock stars: Peanutâs Charles Schulz, Little Nemoâs Winsor McCay, Supermanâs Joe Shuster, Flash Gordonâs Alex Raymond, Terry and the Piratesâ Milton Caniff, The New Yorkerâs Whitney Darrow, Jr., Betty and Veronicaâs Dan DeCarlo, Prince Valiantâs Hal Foster, Barney Googles' Billy Debeck, Plastic Manâs Jack Cole, Gasoline Alleyâs Frank King, Popeyeâs E.C. Segar, and many more icons of comic art.
These Whoâs Whoâs of Cartooningâs greats teach you in page after page of eye-opening beginning and advanced lessons how to draw and write comics. And these esteemed geniuses act as life coaches with inspiring stories of how they succeeded and give you stirring and wise encouragement to propel you to your own success. For beginners, seasoned professionals, teachers, students in school classes hungry to learn, and even those that are passionate about comics history, this will be an invaluable classic in the field. Edited by Eisner-winner Craig Yoe.
During the dark days of the Holocaust, a small number of American political cartoonists used their art to cry out against injusticeâand to try to inspire the public to demand the rescue of Hitlerâs victims. "Cartoonists Against the Holocaust" brings back 150 of these amazing cartoons, together with scores of compelling period photographs that place the cartoons in context. We can see the Nazi genocide and the worldâs response as they unfold, through the eyes of some of Americaâs most famous cartoonists, including the beloved Dr. Seuss, the "Washington Postâs" âHerblock,â and many others including numerous Pulitzer Prize winners. "Cartoonists Against the Holocaust" is a unique way to learn about the Holocaustâand a journey back in time to an era that we dare not forget. Dr. Rafael Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C., and author of 15 books about Jewish history and the Holocaust. Craig Yoe is an Eisner Award-winner and a noted historian of cartoons and comics. Yoe has called the âgenreâs master archeologistâ by "USA Today." He has edited nearly 100 books in the field.
Cartoonists of the 20th century were known for their humor and their love of golf. Here, some of the funniest and most famous newspaper and magazine cartoonists turn their love into knowing ridicule of the sport and those who play, with cartoons from Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Dennis the Menaceâs Hank Ketcham, Big Georgeâs Virgil Partch, Playboyâs Eldon Dedini, Bill OâMalley, and Gus Arriola of the beloved Gordo.
âComprehensive and entertaining...far more material in a cleaner format [makes] the reader laugh on every page....Thus, one learns that of 6,000 submissions to King Features Syndicate, only three are accepted, and...how to make snacks while preparing one of those submissions.ââLibrary Journal. âA wealth of information...Hall does everything but make the cartoon for you.ââArt Times.
The Cartoonist's Workbook Cartooning is a unique form of storytelling that, using both art and text, is imbued with the cartoonist's unique sense of humor and perspective, often conveyed in a few words and brushstrokes or lines. In The Cartoonist's Workbook, Robin Hall demonstrates basic techniques and offers insightful guidelines and shortcuts that will help both novices and experts sharpen their skills. By using Robin's "keyhole method" almost anyone can create great cartoons, even those with no previous experience. Hall begins by showing how to draft Keyhole Ken from all angles and in a variety of posts and costumes. Then he explains how to vary facial expressions, convey special effects with movement lines, and how to turn any character into a finished cartoon.
Create great cartoons in a wide range of styles and media, from comic-book line art to digital manga. Learn how to eaggerate and distort your characters to great comic effect; render funny expressions and body language; add backgrounds, lettering, and speech balloons.
The contents of this book are unique and completely practical. Not only will you learn how to draw cartoons in many formats including up-to-date advice on CGI (computer generated images) and Manga comics, but you will also learn easy, foolproof methods of how to always be able to think up new humorous ideas for your cartoonsâand how to give yourself the bet chance of selling your work and seeing it published.
In The Cartoonist's Bible, there is an extremely useful and comprehensive Expressions File that means you will never struggle to draw just the right look on your cartoon characters. Also included is a valuable Cartoon Resources file to signpost you on to further information about all aspects of cartooning. Over 60,000 copies of The Cartoonist's Bible sold worldwide.
The Los Angeles Times proclaims The Onionâs editorial cartoonist, Stan Kelly, "A maniac whose ideas frequently make no sense at all!" But what do you expect from the Lame-stream Media? What truly makes no sense at all is that there has never been a published collection of Kellyâs work - until now! Easily our eraâs top opinion-maker, Kelly influences everyone from world leaders to water cooler layabouts. Sticking it to the sickos and giving props to the patriotic, Kellyâs super-award-winning cartoons "tell it like it is" and frame todayâs crucial issues in context so you donât have to. This lavish, soft-cover 50th Anniversary Collection, compiled by acolyte Ward Sutton and loaded with bonus extras, presents the best of Kelly in his signature, eye-popping black and white. Itâs a trip every Kellyhead has been dying to take!