This completely revised edition contains 30 drawing lessons and over 900 illustrations packed into 88 pages of drawing fun. Additions to this edition include; a completely new way to draw human characters, eye, ear, nose and mouth shape idea pages, model sheet and turnaround ideas , superhero poses, one and two-point perspective lessons, background ideas, single panel and multi-panel cartoon lessons, lettering, how to get cartoon ideas, cartoon symbols, how to draw two part animation and animation flip books. Expanded areas include drawing horses, dinosaurs, wild animals, bugs and crawlies, monsters, space aliens and robots. All of these changes are added to the already successful lessons on drawing human, animal and anthropomorphic cartoon characters.
In foreword to the first book, the original book, Charles Schulz creator of Peanuts wrote ..."Duane Barnhart leads you in his writing and cartoon samples to the sort of start that everyone who likes to draw cartoons certainly needs." Writing in the latest edition, Jim Davis, creator of Garfield states: "Cartooning Basics is an entertaining read and a wonderful how-to for the beginning cartoonist or for anyone who wants to improve their drawing skills....What are you waiting for? Grab a pencil and start having some fun!"