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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Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice

Jan 15, Melanie Page rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is excellent! Pretty good for developing storytelling skills, even if cartoons aren’t your forte. Basically, this is the graphic novel equivalent of the Strunk-and-White approach: This way, I can think in vignettes or scenes or even in a single-panel format which is a great way to try to get down to an essential element or feeling. This is a lovely, tiny book on cartooning. This book is amazing.

Notes from an Accidental ProfessorI have started drawing again after a hiatus of about 10 years.

Brunetti is so precise with his wit, it’s cutting. 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 drawing. Refresh and try again.

I can’t find my copy anywhere! I would have loved to keep on reading. It makes you think about visual images cartoonning well as textual ones, and how they work together, which is a great skill now where storytelling has become more and more cinematic.


Good book to get you started. Ivan 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 nrunetti reoriented. I think they will put some of my students who think they “can’t draw” more at ease. I recommend Cartooning and the exercises therein to anyone generally interested in the art and process of storytelling.

By following the author’s sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of all ages will hone their craft, create their personal style, and discover their own brunett language. Put on a pair of pants” It has been great getting back to it. Through simple, creative exercises and assignments, Brunetti offers an unintimidating approach to cartoining complex art form. 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.

But there’s still room enough for ambition and for wonder nrunetti what an artist can achieve with limited tools. Nov 30, Moss Drake rated it it was amazing. Well worth picking up if you want to comic.

Felts 2 September There are some cat drawings in mine that would make an outside observer question whether I’ve ever actually seen a cat outside of a Master And Margarita fever dream. Supplemented by Brunetti’s own illustrations, prepared specially for this book, these lessons move the reader from spontaneous drawings to single-panel strips and complicated multipage stories.


Archived from the original on He has also done numerous covers of The New Yorker.

Known for his dark humor and simple, yet effective drawing style. This book was mentioned in Lynda Barry’s Syllabus, and I wanted to read it to add to my background knowledge for my comics, cartoons, and graphic novels unit. Last but not least, Ivan Brunetti comes across as the nicest person ever.

Draw the following scenarios: I find the author-instructor deeply frustrating, and now feel relieved I wasn’t selected to take his class in college.

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An interesting discourse on how stories come together, filtered through the weirdness of the individual comics artist. Sep 08, Tena Edlin rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 24, Somya rated it really liked it. Use it to build your skills or just to keep ’em sharp. Aug brunettk, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: But once it exits our body, it becomes disgusting” Want to Read saving….

No drawing talent is required. Noted for combining blackly humorous taboo-laden subject matter with simplified and exaggerated cartoon drawing styles, Brunetti was strongly influenced by Charles M. Open Preview See a Problem?