The host of the PBS program, Blitz on Cartooning, reveals the basics of drawing cartoons through step-by-step instructions on form, texture, tone, shading, facial expressions, figures, caricatures, cartoon effects, and more.
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Get out your number 2 pencils! Bruce Blitz, professional cartoonist, television personality, and all-around enthusiastic guy, is going to teach you how to draw! The Big Book of Cartooning is a fun, comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to the basic techniques of cartooning. In his Big Book, Blitz explains the process of drawing cartoons with detailed chapters that cover everything from the selection of paper and pencils to sketching animals and portraits. And don't worry if it doesn't turn out right the first time--Blitz's optimistic style and encouraging words will help smooth over the rough spots. In the forward, Bil Keane, syndicated cartoonist and creator of "The Family Circus," writes, "It is a brilliant compilation of the many basic aspects of drawing, simplified and presented in a breezy, entertaining style." Whether you're a budding young artist or an old dog still scratching out stick people, The Big Book of Cartooning can help you sketch more interesting and expressive pictures. Reading this book won't necessarily turn you into the next Gary Larson, but with a little guidance from Bruce Blitz and a lot of practice, you could be drawing better cartoons in no time! --George LaneyAbout the Author:
Bruce Blitz is creator and host of Cartooning with Blitz, carried by over 50 public television channels, and the author of several books on cartooning. He lives in the Philadelphia area.
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