Comic Art

Comic Art 9

Comic Art 9

Keep your eyes on the prize. At one time getting the free prize in a box of cereal was nirvana. You would dig through the sugar laced box to get your cherished prize. This feeling came over me when I got the new Comic Art 9 annual. I was just exciting enough getting the annual. This dormant series had a sudden slow down in sales and disappeared and re-surfaced once again. It is meant for the serious collector of comics and the art involved with stories of the artist and the strip. Ahhh! The prize, wrapped in cellophane that I had a hard time to pry open tucked in the back of the book is a tiny little book simply called "Cartooning Philosophy and Practice" by Ivan Brunetti. I guarantee you that you will carry this little book as a bible with you at all times. It is compact and gives you Ivan’s personal take on the craft of cartooning. This is not a kids’ cartooning book. Why? There is more text than anything, less on cartoons. Strange. Not at all, this book is well written with a slant on autobiographical cartooning with tips. I am a collector of older books on cartooning from the 40’s and on, and this little bonus bundled with Comic Art is a great addition to the annals of cartooning. It’s less of a how-to but more of a get off your ass and start your pencil and doodle away. It’s a classroom of cartooning in digest form that only you can attend and drop-out at anytime. Ivan leaves it up to you, if you attend Ivan’s cartooning class you will not regret it.