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Garfield's Guide to Creating Your Own Comic Strip

Garfield's Guide to Creating Your Own Comic Strip

Learn how to draw your very own comic strip with Garfield and friends! Accessible step-by-step instructions guide aspiring artists through the process --

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Quick Reference

ISBN 9781541562219
Release Date 1 October 2019 by Lerner Publishing Group
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Finnegan, Marco
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Description of this Electronic Book

Readers will learn what goes into making a comic strip-from creating characters to adding visual details and lettering-all while enjoying examples from Garfield comic strips and hilarious commentary from Garfield himself.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "The original grumpy cat imparts comics-making advice. Garfield, the perpetually snarky, Monday-hating marmalade cat, explains the basics of drawing a strip to young readers. In four chapters, he presents a rudimentary overview of the process, including tips on main characters, expression, plot development, punchlines, building settings, and lettering. While the text is upbeat, Garfield's trademark irreverence is showcased through reprinted comic strips and sidebar illustrations; when explaining essential setting details, king-of-the-catnap Garfield wisecracks that 'chairs [and] beds' are 'essential details.' Finnegan's guide is best suited for the earliest beginner, as it offers such obvious instructions as, 'the first thing you need is a pencil to draw with'; those looking for more comprehensive information may be audibly groaning at the lack of depth. For burgeoning artists hoping to learn to draw the lovably irascible feline, expect potential upset when they discover the only instructions show how to draw his head-not his entire body-and with five brief steps, it is superficial at best (though still more-detailed than the instructions for Odie). Included is a five-term glossary, a section for further information (which, curiously, offers Garfield's Twitter account as a place of interest), and an index. Cavils aside, Garfield's iconic brand of humor is effectively captured, which may satisfy Davis' devotees if not those looking to get a foothold in creating art. A cursory if cheery guide."-Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Marco Finnegan is an educator by day and writes and draws comics by night. He lives in Temecula, California.

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