Cartooning is celebrated as an art form by artists of all ages for its expressive, silly, and often exaggerated nature. Now young artists can join in on the fun with the relatable, quality instruction in Walter Foster's new Cartooning for Kids series. As the premiere title in the series, Crazy, Zany Cartoon Characters teaches young artists-in-training how to take their drawing skills from enthusiastic doodler to ace cartoonist through a series of engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step cartooning projects. Children will learn the specific elements of cartooning, including how to exaggerate features, draw silly expressions, and create over-the-top gestures, as well as how to draw a variety of humorous animals and unique characters. They'll even learn how to develop and draw their own original cartoons. Featuring a variety of subjects, including quirky people and whimsical animals, as well as fantasy creatures, robots, and space aliens, Crazy, Zany Cartoon Characters provides the essential concepts for drawing in a true cartooning style. Projects start with simple shapes, such as a circle or an oval. Each step builds upon the previous and progresses to a finished final color artwork. Along the way, tips and tricks from a professional artist and illustrator are included to guide children in their artistic efforts, making this book an experience that is sure to create a new favorite pastime.
Dave Garbot is an experienced illustrator who enjoys working with clients to create fun and engaging images for a variety of projects. Relying on his whimsical imagination, humor, and attention to detail, Dave is often called upon for assignments in children's publishing, advertising, character development, stylish lettering, games, and fun maps. His list of clientele includes Barnes & Noble, Harper Collins, Penguin Press, Scholastic, Klutz Press, Sterling Publishing, Addison Wesley, Parenting Press, Carrabba's Restaurants, Hyatt Hotels, McDonald's, the Tribeca Film Festival, and Arnold Worldwide.
Dave Garbot is a professional illustrator and has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He is frequently called on to create his characters for children's books and other publications. Dave always has a sketchbook with him and gets many of his ideas from the things he observes every day, as well as from lots of colorful childhood memories. Although he admits that creating characters brings him personal enjoyment, making his audience smile, feel good, and maybe even giggle is what really makes his day.