of writing as it is of drawing. In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice. IVAN BRUNETTI. Copyright Date: Ivan Brunetti’s Cartooning Philosophy and Practice is published by Yale University Press. Brunetti combines a lovely spare drawing style with. Read “Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice” by Ivan Brunetti with Rakuten Kobo.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Cartooning by Ivan Brunetti. Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti. The best cartooning anv efficient visual storytelling—it is as much a matter of writing as it is of drawing. In this book, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers through wittily written passages on cartooning terminology, techniques, tools, and theory.

Supplemented by Brunetti’s own illu The best cartooning is efficient visual storytelling—it is as much cartoonibg matter of writing as it is of drawing. 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.

Through simple, creative exercises and assignments, Brunetti offers an unintimidating approach to a complex art form. 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.

By following the author’s sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of all ages will hone their craft, create hrunetti personal style, and discover their own visual language. Paperback77 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Cartooningplease sign up.

And the rest of you can you guys tell me whether it has swears or not please!?!?!?! See 1 question about Cartooning…. Lists with This Book. May 07, Anca rated it really liked it. This is a gorgeous book.

Beautiful cover, beautiful typesetting, good binding, wonderful content. 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 Pfactice would have loved to keep on reading. Thankfully, the book references an abundance of works for further study.

Last but not least, Ivan Brunetti comes across as the nicest person ever. Jul 11, Erika rated it really liked it Shelves: Notes from an Accidental ProfessorI have started drawing again after a hiatus of about 10 years. I am not a very accomplished artist but I love to draw. It has been great getting back to it. Barry recommends Brunetti’s book in her book, Syllabus.

Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice by Ivan Brunetti

Both Barry and Brunetti have made me ponder how carotoning approaches the creation of a story. For me, the process of thinking in pictures helps me get out of my own head and observe the world puilosophy slowly and carefully. Using cartoons as a medium frees me from the heavy prachice of telling a “big” story, which often, in my case, results in writer’s block. 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 philosohy feeling.


As I attempted the exercises, I was delighted to find that as I was trying to draw my subject I occasionally stumbled usually due to my lack of skill on some nuance I hadn’t consciously considered previously. I recommend Cartooning and the exercises therein to anyone generally interested in the art and process of storytelling.

Feb 03, S rated it really liked it Shelves: Pretty good for developing storytelling skills, even if cartoons aren’t your forte. It makes you think about visual images as well as textual ones, and how they work together, which is a great skill now where storytelling has become more and more cinematic.

If your focus is writing screenplays, all the better. Nov 16, Greg Allan Holcomb rated it really liked it. This is an activity book on cartooning. Use it to build your skills or just to keep ’em sharp.

Well worth picking up if you want to comic. 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 cartooninng to get serious. Just so you know- there’s a lot of shitty books on cartooning, this is not one of those. Dec 12, David Miller rated it really liked it. An cartoonibg discourse on how stories come together, filtered through the weirdness of the individual comics artist.

It’s straightforward, stressing the fundamentals over pretentiousness. But there’s still room enough for ambition and for wonder at what an artist can achieve with limited tools. As a textbook, it’s highly effective as well. A reader interested in learning the craft of comics would do well to gollow its course.

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Jul 06, Nicholas Ball rated it really brundtti it Shelves: Developed as a text for a course the author delivered, it’s a little dry and feels like it relies on their coursework and carooning. The exercises are well written and progress naturally, but the book is more a condensed zeitgeist of the theory of cartooning than a “Make Cartoons! Jan 01, Redi Bortoluzzi rated it really liked it. Mar 04, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: What a perfect, short, and profound encouragement cartooming pick up a pencil and create your own cartoons.

This is a lovely, tiny book on cartooning. Lynda Barry recommended it, and I do, too. Good book to get carotoning started. I enjoyed the authors anecdotes and personal input in each chapter. The book was an easy read and a good starting point for budding cartoonists. Jan 15, Melanie Page rated it it was amazing Shelves: Part of the creative process practuce exploring our philoaophy, letting our guard down, and laying ourselves on the line, as we try to work through these things” According to Chris Ware and Seth pen name of Gregory Gallant”when you sit down to draw, you should ‘dress for work.


Put on a pair of pants” It does not repulse or even worry us while it is still inside of us. But once it exits our body, it becomes disgusting” This book is like a syllabus that has passages that read as if spoken by the teacher to add in explanation. Brunetti writes with the confidence of a person who is a master of his skill. I found this book to be helpful with my fiction writing and that it does not simply apply to cartooning.

This slim book is carttooning full week class on cartooning. No drawing talent is required. 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. There iavn 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. But hey, I cwrtooning need practice in somet This slim book is a full week class on cartooning.

But hey, I don’t need practice in something I’m already good at. A book on eating donuts? I’m great at that already. Okay, that I could use. I was let down by this. Brunetti tacitly assumes that the drawing part itself cannot nor need not be taught. He gives problems for students to solve, but the problems themselves are so challenging, it’s difficult to see how prwctice student is helped in any way.

Perhaps this works with Brunetti’s tutelage, but this book is very far from giving anyone not already adept the wherewithal to think about problems of pictorial representation and storytelling. Basically, this is the graphic novel equivalent of t I was let down by this.

Basically, this is the graphic novel equivalent of the Strunk-and-White approach: Apr 06, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: He presents a series of assignments designed to help readers express themselves eloquently snd words and pictures.

One especially clever exercise walks readers through the process of distilling a complete story into a one-panel comic strip using J.

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Oct 10, Morgane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reading this was like being in his class again, if it had been about cartooning and not about painting. I miss that class. Jun 17, Maia rated it it was amazing Shelves: It took me a while to get into Brunetti’s sometimes unnecessarily familiar tone but it’s a very good outline for a 15 week comics class and by the conclusion it’s downright inspirational.