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INTEREST LEVEL: Age 8+
READING LEVEL: Grades 3+
LEXILE LEVEL: TBA
AUTHOR: Ivan Brunetti
DIMENSIONS: 7.5" x 10.5"
RELEASE DATE: April 2, 2019
ENGLISH HARDCOVER EDITION
ENGLISH PAPERBACK EDITION
About the Book
This guide to comics for kids is an essential tool for all those who enjoy comics. Simple cartooning basics are outlined with easy examples to follow. kids, parents, teachers, and librarians will love the humorous step-by-step lessons by master cartoonist and teacher Ivan Brunetti. Even reluctant artists will be inspired to pick up a pen and give it a try.
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"Both newbies and graduates of Ed Emberley's classic manuals or, more recently, James Sturm and Co.'s Adventures in Cartooning series will find plenty of beneficial insights ("stick people aren't as easy as they look") and inspiration. First and next steps for budding graphic artists and illustrators."
-- Kirkus Reviews
“An idiosyncratic guide to drawing comics packs a lot of information into relatively few pages … offering readers a working vocabulary about what it is, exactly, that comics do… The mix of words and images effectively moves from entry-level techniques to difficult concepts as the book progresses.”
-- Publishers Weekly
★ "Toon books condenses the vast experience, talent, and child-friendly energy on display in its graphic novels into this comic-creation intensive. Comprehensive in its comics theory but pitched to its readership of young would-be cartoonists, this slim volume offers a new lesson on nearly every page. This design allows kids to follow it step-by-step and evolve their skills (with lots of practice) or to jump around to the examples that most pique their interest. … While it is conceptually ambitious, it doesn’t skimp on the details and small devices … highlighting that it’s the small things that bring individual style forward and make a comic tight and clear. ... Brunetti, with his crystalline design sense (think Chris Ware for kids) was the perfect choice to spearhead this project."
-- Jesse Karp, Booklist STARRED REVIEW
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TOON Graphic Special Features
The world of TOON Graphics and of comic book art is rich and varied. Making meaning out of reading with the aid of visuals may be the best way to become a lifelong reader, one who knows how to read for pleasure and for information—a reader who loves to read. Comics: Easy as ABC! includes these special features to support both visual and verbal literacy:
Teacher's Guide: Fun with Comics!
Comics: Easy as ABC! Teacher Guide outlines the ELA Common Core Standards to support standards-based instruction in the classroom using this TOON Graphic. The lesson plan offers detailed questions for students with page references, gives in depth instructions on creating comics, while nurturing confidence in your own artistic abilities!
About the Author
For years, Brunetti has taught cartooning at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of numerous books, including Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice and Aesthetics: A Memoir. For young children, he recently published two hugely successful Level One TOON Books: Wordplay (2017) and 3x4 (2018).