the graphic art of digital cartooning
Digital technology has opened up the world of cartoon and comic-book art to a new generation of writers and artists. 'Toon Art' celebrates the art of cartooning for all those who recognize it as a means of expression as well as communication. The first part looks at the basic concepts, then takes the reader on a journey from the first comic strips to the present day. The next section covers the creative process, and includes practical workthroughs on illustrating, colouring and lettering cartoons. The third part presents a showcase of the most exciting digital cartoons and comic books around, with examples backed up by notes from their creators, outlining the ideas behind their work, the styles that influenced them and the tools and methods they use. The book ends with a section on the future and what's next in the world of digital cartoons.