Adventures in Cartooning by James Sturm
How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics

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Synopsis

In this action-packed cartooning adventure, kids will have as much fun making comics as reading them! 

 

Once upon a time . . . a princess tried to make a comic.  And with the help of a magical cartooning elf, she learned how – well enough to draw her way out of an encounter with a dangerous dragon, near-death by drowning, and into her very own adventure!  Like the princess, young readers will discover that they already have the drawing and writing skills it takes to make a comic – they just need a little know-how.  And Adventures in Cartooning supplies just that.

 

About James Sturm

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James Sturm is the author of award-winning graphic novels for children and adults, including James Sturm's America, Market Day, The Golem’s Mighty Swing and Satchel Paige: Striking Out Jim Crow. He is the founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in White River Junction, Vermont.   Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost are graduates of the Center for Cartoon Studies. Arnold lives in New York and works in publishing. Frederick-Frost lives outside of Boston and works at a library.
 
Published March 31, 2009 by First Second. 112 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This lightweight, mildly humorous story about Santa, his favorite elf and a Christmas knight advises kids to draw their own comic strips, though no practical help is offered in drawing instruction.

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An insightful and enjoyable way for kids to learn about cartooning, presented in a vibrant graphic format.

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Created by the Center for Cartoon Studies' director and two of his former students, this how-to-make-comics book for young readers takes a couple of unusual tacks.

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Santa hits on the idea of a Christmas comic book, enlisting the help of a certain elf and knight (seen in the two previous Adventures in Cartooning books).

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The Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special is all about how the magical, cartooning elf and the knight can save Santa and Christmas.

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Shelf Awareness

If your child loves comics, would like to make comics, or wants to know what makes comics work, this title, beautifully designed in a paperback edition with French flaps, will lead the way.

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Graphic Novel Reporter

This makes the Activity Book perfect for kids who are already cartooning, but also perfect for kids who are interested, but aren’t sure where or how to start.

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When a princess throws down her pencil and exclaims that she doesn’t draw well enough to make comics, the Magic Cartooning Elf comes to her rescue, offering to show her how it’s done.

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