His fun, user-friendly guide by a successful professional cartoonist and comic-strip artist presents an abundance of valuable pointers that both beginning and experienced cartoonists will appreciate. Generously illustrated, its tips on techniques cover pen and brush handling, patterns, coloring, and attaining perspective. Drawing specifics include helpful hints on depicting animals and people of all shapes and ages, with special attention given to heads, hands, feet, facial expressions, and clothing; showing power and motion; and using comic gimmicks and props. The author gives expert advice on creating comic strips, general interest cartoons, sports cartoons, and political cartoons. He tells how to develop effective caricatures, how to use stock types, and how to write cartoons, including explanations of how to set up gag panels, the effective use of comic lettering, and numerous other tricks of the trade certain to benefit hobbyists and serious artists alike.
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