Saturday, January 10, 2015

Monstrously Funny Cartoons

By Christopher Hart

Dorothy Gale once cried "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" In today's pop culture, the anthem might be "Vampires and zombies and monsters, oh my!" With that in mind, author and artist Christopher Hart looks to thrill his readers with his new book, Monstrously Funny Cartoons.

Product DetailsThis book gives step-by-step instructions on how to draw a wide variety of cartoon characters. Chapters include:
  •  Zombies, the "quintessential 'always-moving-forward-but-never-taking-a-step-backward' monsters
  •  Vampires, the "charismatic denizens of the dark"
  • Aliens
  • Mummies, "the clown princes and princesses of cartoon horror"

As an added bonus, sections on the weird and bizarre, legendary monsters and "monstrously funny layouts" are also included.

This reviewer is not an artist by any stretch of the imagination. Still, I thought it would be a fun book to spend time with. My young daughter, on the other hand, is an avid artist and literally squealed with delight when she saw me pull this book out of the mailbox.  The bright colors and fun looking (this mom inserts "slightly creepy") characters on the front cover immediately drew her in. However, the detailed instructions and the frequent tips are what kept this book not only locked in her tight little clasp, but a constant companion with her sketchpad and pencils.

If you are an artist, or have an artist in your family, you will definitely want to pick up a copy of Monstrously Funny Cartoons.

This book was provided for review by Blogging for Books.
The review was submitted by Kristin - Kristin is a wife, homeschooling mom and the founder of The Book Trotter.  She wrote her first review over 20 years ago and has been reading and loving books ever since.

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