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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Basically, this is the graphic novel equivalent of t I was let down by this. Reading this was like being in his class again, if it had been about cartooning and not about painting. I recommend Cartooning and the exercises therein to anyone generally interested in the art and process of storytelling.

Cartooning: Philosophy & Practice

Brunetti tacitly assumes that the drawing part itself cannot nor need not be taught. To ask other readers questions about Cartooningplease sign up. 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.

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.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Okay, for those of us who can’t draw, who forget basic physiology and draw reversed hands and have no idea about facial proportion, the exercise notebook is a little embarrassing to keep around.

Feb 03, S rated it really liked it Shelves: Archived from the original on May 5, Jul 11, Erika rated it really liked it Shelves: He looks at the rhythms of storytelling, the challenges of character design, and the formal elements of comics while composing pages in his own iconic style and experimenting with a variety of tools, media, and approaches.

Return to Book Page. It is roughly Brunetti’s week class on cartooning, so it is enlightening to do the exercises proposed in the book. Jan 15, Melanie Page rated it it was amazing Shelves: Archived from the original on It was inspirational for my sketchbook. Brunetti is so precise with his wit, it’s cutting.

Refresh and try again. Paperback77 pages. Though I didn’t get what I was expecting something more along the lines of Scott McCloud’s books the book was really interesting and, well I think they will put some of my students who think they “can’t draw” brunettii at ease.

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The Daily Cross Hatch. Aug 03, Lysbeth rated it liked it.

I read this on the suggestion of Lynda Barry in “Syllabus” for my Humanities course, focusing mostly on the philosophy side, but I’m looking forward to actually taking the course as Brunetti outlines it and working on my own fledgling doodles. May 07, Anca rated it really liked it. Jan 01, Redi Bortoluzzi rated it really liked it. No cartoooning talent is required. Want to Read saving….

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Ivan Brunetti – Wikipedia

Last but cartoonng least, Ivan Brunetti comes across as the nicest person ever. This book is like a syllabus that has passages that read as if spoken by the teacher to add in explanation. Oct 10, Morgane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Known for his dark humor and simple, yet effective drawing style.

Ivan Brunetti born October 3, is an Italian and American [1] cartoonist and comics scholar based in Chicago, Illinois. This shouldn’t be the first book you pick up on doing comics, but it’s one of the ones to pick up when you want to get serious. Dec 12, Adan rated it it was amazing.

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