Cartoons are fun to draw and do not require traditional drawing skills - which means that anyone can draw cartoons once they know some of the tricks of the trade. This practical guide describes the basics of cartoons drawing and provides tips and guidelines on how to use and sell cartoons successfully. It also provides advice on developing a recognizable cartoon style, guidelines on drawing caricatures and cartoon strips, and practical exercises. It shows how to prepare work for print and adopt effective selling techniques.
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Everyone can draw cartoons once they know some of the tricks of the trade – and perhaps even turn an enjoyable hobby into a profitable enterprise. 'Drawing Cartoons That Sell' is full of practical ideas and exercises to help you develop your cartoon drawing skills, as well as useful tips and guidelines on how to use and sell your work successfully.
Written in an informal and lively style, the book includes helpful advice on:
• drawing cartoons – from simple characters to comic strips
• finding funny ideas for cartoons and writing successful jokes
• developing your own recognisable cartoon style
• identifying the right markets and preparing your work for print
• adopting a business-like approach and effective selling techniques
Illustrated throughout with hilarious cartoons by John Byrne and other professional cartoonists, 'Drawing Cartoons That Sell' is both informative and entertaining. Whether you'd simply like to see your work in print and earn a little extra money from your cartoons or whether you're thinking about beginning a full-time career as a professional cartoonist, this book provides all the information you'll need to help you achieve your goal – and enjoy yourself in the process!About the Author:
John Byrne, from Dublin, is a respected professional cartoonist, whose cartoons have appeared in many well-known publications, including Private Eye, The Guardian and The Bookseller. He has extensive experience of teaching cartoons and comedy, and is in constant demand for workshops and lectures. He has written several other books, including the best-selling Learn to Draw Cartoons and Learn to Draw Comics ,.
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