Where do cartoonists get inspiration for great characters? From the quirky people they see all around them: the fast-talking city character, the prep-school kid, the jock, the Hollywood pool boy. Cartooning: The Ultimate Character Design Book provides all the instruction and inspiration needed to create these unforgettable characters.
With Cartooning, Chris Hart puts all the tools of the cartoonist's trade at the reader's fingertips. The first half of this book lays out the basics of character design, with detailed, step-by-step instructions for how to create memorable faces and bodies. In the second half of the book, the reader accompanies the author on a tour, neighborhood by neighborhood—the suburbs, the big city, the country club, glamorous Hollywood—to find all of today's most popular cartoon character types and learn precisely how to create them.
Chris Hart is a star in the how-to-draw world. He is the author of the mega-selling book Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics and numerous other best-sellers, the recipient of several American Library Association awards, and the subject of features in numerous periodicals, including American Artist and Publishers Weekly.
By Christopher Hart
Paperback with flaps • ISBN-13: 978-1-933027-42-5
8.5 x 11 inches • 132 pages