The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling-it is as much a matter of writing as it is of In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan. IVAN BRUNETTI. In his instructional book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice Ivan Brunetti writes, “I often think that, were my arms to be cut off in some tragic. “I choose to do cartoons because that’s the art form closest to how I actually see the world,” says Ivan Brunetti, the illustrator behind eight New.

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This book is amazing. This shouldn’t be the first book you pick up on doing comics, but it’s one of the ones to pick up when you want to get serious.

Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice

Basically, this is the graphic novel equivalent of the Strunk-and-White approach: See 1 caetooning about Cartooning…. This is a lovely, tiny book on cartooning. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Mar 04, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Okay, that I could use.

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Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti

Spread the 12 panels out in front of you. I plan to follow the lessons at some point in the near future, but just reading it through ignited a few new thoughts in my art brain. This was a library browse through book for me but it was fun and would be worth revisiting if I ever get my cartooning on.


A really great text about art and creation beyond just cartoons. Feb 03, S rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 06, Nicholas Ball rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 12, David Miller rated it really liked it.

Ivah tiny gem filled with wisdom. No drawing talent is required. Sep 08, Tena Edlin rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem? Life as a Comic Strip”. Preview — Cartooning by Brunteti Brunetti. This is a book about honing the craft of cartooning. Jan 29, Lise Petrauskas rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is currently on the faculty of Columbia College Chicagowhere he teaches classes on comics, drawing and design.

Brunetti is so precise with his wit, it’s cutting. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jul 11, Erika rated it really liked it Shelves: Though I didn’t get what I was expecting something more along the lines of Scott McCloud’s books the book was really interesting and, well But hey, I don’t need practice in somet This slim book is a full week class on cartooning.

As I attempted the exercises, I was delighted to find that as I was trying to draw my subject I occasionally stumbled usually due to my lack of skill on some nuance I hadn’t consciously considered previously. Good book to get you started. Cartoonng Brunetti has the rare ability to articulate the art making experience, its challenges and triumphs, and a series of absolutely fun exercises to get the beginner and the expert both reoriented.


It is roughly Brunetti’s week class on cartooning, so it is enlightening to do the exercises proposed in the book. Oct 14, Kate Pittman rated it it was amazing. Part of the creative process is exploring our thoughts, letting our guard down, and laying ourselves on the line, as we try to work through these vian Brunetti at “Lines on Paper” panel, Chicago Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I am not a very accomplished artist but I love to draw. Thanks for telling us about the problem. For me, the process of thinking in pictures helps me get out of my own head and observe the world more slowly and carefully. What a perfect, short, and profound encouragement to pick up a pencil and create your own cartoons.

Jan 06, Shannon Wheeler rated it it was amazing. Books by Ivan Brunetti. By following the author’s sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of btunetti ages will hone their craft, create their personal style, and discover vrunetti own visual language.

Supplemented by Brunetti’s own illu The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling—it is as much a matter of writing as it is of btunetti. The Daily Cross Hatch. It was inspirational for my sketchbook.