Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun
Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun!
With this book, beginning artists can learn on their own; teachers and parents can guide students even if they don't know cartooning themselves. Professional cartoonists can make more money teaching cartooning!
Based on twelve years of cartooning workshops, author/instructor Robert Gluckson has integrated the most successful lessons and activities. A comics historian as well as arts educator, he is the writer/narrator of the documentary “Words and Pictures from Stone Age to the Present.” He has a Master's degree -- in Popular Culture!
Cartooning Develops Creativity and Art Ability
Cartooning is a skill set that anyone can learn.
Since schools abandoned art education, parents and teachers often hear comments like "I can't draw" and "I'm not creative."
Happily, the Cartooning handbook activities inspire a creative flow that quickly replaces the self-defeating "I can't, I'm not" dialog. Guided exercises take students from the known into the previously-unknown, enabling them to demonstrate mastery along the way, and allowing creativity to flow.
In addition to building drawing skills, cartooning offers many educational benefits, enabling us to:
Table of Contents
Mix and Match Facial Features
Balloon Heads, Side to Side and Up and Down
Tin Can Man
Brainstorming and Stream of Conscious
Create Your Character
Muscle Memory Drawing from Photographs
Panel Break Downs
Morgues/Drawing from Photos
Language of Film
Build Your Own Art Studio
Nametag -- with animals or faces
Cartooning Pass-Along Game
Squiggle Character Game
Upside Down Head Copies
Publish Your Class Comic Book
Suggested Order for Lessons and Games
Make Money Cartooning
Cartooning in the Classroom
Teach Cartooning for Fun and Profit!
Famous Character Model Sheets
Comic Book History
Teaching with Comics
What's different about this cartooning book?
The approach utilizes fun, creative games – skills acquisition is part of a process, not the be-all and end-all. Most books are written by artists for aspiring professionals. They're for people who diligently apply themselves. Our approach, “Play fun art games and learn skills at the same time” is different than “Learn these skills to be able to eventually work within standard genres.” The proven format alternates cartooning games with see–and-do skills acquisition activities.
Non-cartoonist teachers and parents can use this book to teach cartooning using classroom-tested activities and step-by-step instructions. No cartooning skills are needed. The “have fun” approach makes it easy to lead new learners and their involvement results in fast skills acquisition.
Cartoonists can use this book to add another income stream. Just because a person can do something doesn't mean they can teach what they know. This book adds another skill set.
Contact writer/publisher Robert Gluckson to discuss purchasing an ebook or hard-copy of the "Fast and Easy Cartooning for Fun" handbook. Teachers can arrange to purchase multiple copies at reduced rates. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 278-2151.