Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice

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Product Details

Price
$15.00
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
88
Dimensions
5.5 X 7.4 X 0.3 inches | 0.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300170993

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About the Author

Ivan Brunetti has published several graphic novels and taught courses on editorial illustration and comics at the University of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His drawings have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and McSweeney's, among other publications, and he served as editor for Yale University Press's two-volume Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories.

Reviews

"A simple yet sophisticated guide . . . inculcate[s] a sense of cartoons as an essentially literary form."--Wall Street Journal


"A simple yet sophisticated guide . . . [with] a warm sense of humor."--Wall Street Journal


"[Brunetti] comes across as that one, quirky, transformative teacher who brings a subject to life . . . enormously empowering. . . . More than any other instructional book, Brunetti's has the potential to create cartoonists."--Bill Kartalopoulos, Publishers Weekly


"Brunetti has given the cartooning world something very similar to what Strunk & White gave to prose with their Elements of Style. . . . Keep it right next to your desk where you can find it at a moment's notice."--Tim O'Neil, PopMatters.com


"Brunetti has given the cartooning world something very similar to what Strunk & White gave to prose with their Elements of Style. . . . keep it right next to your desk where you can find it at a moment's notice."--Tim O'Neil, PopMatters.com

"A definitive new guide to crafting comics."--Jenna Marotta, Chicago magazine


"[Cartooning] is full of Brunetti's brand of self-effacing, wry perspectives on life and art, and it's also a complete starter's guide to creating comics. . . . I am not a cartoonist, nor an aspiring cartoonist, but I found several chapters in Cartooning applicable to anyone who lives a creative life."--Jason Foumberg, Newcity Art


"Not everyone can be Charles Schulz or Ivan Brunetti, but if you give your time and best efforts to the program laid out in Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice, you might be more of yourself."--Bob Duggan, Big Think
Winner of the 2012 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the Best Academic/Scholarly work category
"The goal of this book is to fuse elements of both writing and drawing into another form altogether: cartooning. We will use pictures as words and words as pictures. If you follow the advice presented herein, you will begin to see the world through the eyes of a cartoonist."--from the Introduction
"This is the best book ever written, as far as I'm concerned. . . . It's the best book I've ever read on cartooning, and it's so generous. It's like, anybody can do this. The book is so good."--Lynda Barry, cartoonist