Cartooning: 100 Faces & Expressions covers the fundamentals of creating cartoon heads and faces. This 32-page book includes instruction on selecting face shape, rendering features, exaggerating, and modifying features to suggest mood and personality. The title also features a wide range of step-by-step cartoon heads so beginners can practice a variety of expressions before applying them to their own characters. Additionally, readers will benefit from inspiring tips on the animation process and information on using computer programs to enhance or color the characters.
Joe Oesterle is an award-winning writer and illustrator, but what he often fails to mention is that many of those awards were won on a New Jersey boardwalk, shooting a water pistol into the mouth of a plastic clown in an effort to be the first to pop the balloon.He has worked as the Art Director of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle apparel division, and performed double duty as Art Director and Senior Editor at the National Lampoon. His work has appeared in television, radio, books, magazines, and web sites.Among his many impressive professional achievements Joe is especially proud of the fact that a humorous animated short he wrote, directed, and voiced has been on display at the Smithsonian Institution since 2001. Learn more at www.JoeArtistWriter.com.