Art for Kids: Comic Strips: Create Your Own Comic Strips from Start to Finish (Art for Kids) Art Roche has an impressive website loaded with an archive of some of his best cartoons and illustrations. Art who is well named from birth has concocted a book for the little novice cartoonist ready to make the big splash. See Art’s site>>
Kids love comic strips…and now they can devise their own imaginative illustrations and stories with the help of a professional artist who designs for the Cartoon Network. He provides advice on the basic tools and materials; demonstrates how to construct bodies and faces; explains how to come up with appealing characters and build an ensemble cast; and provides ideas for fine-tuning the finished work with proper inking techniques, shading, and color use. There are loads of practical tips and hands-on activities to hone technique, along with tutorials on writing jokes. Plus, Roche gives the low-down on the big business of comic strips, including suggestions for getting published. To top it off, readers watch as the author produces a brand-new strip, from start to finish.