Book Review: Doodletopia Cartoons by Christopher Hart


My 14 year old son loves to read cartoons and he likes to doodle. This book sounded like an irresistible combination for him. It is great for helping someone learn to draw and design cartoons. From our perspective, this book didn't look as intimidating as some of the more formal drawing books and it looked fun to use.

Christopher Hart's book on drawing cartoons is a fun book to help you get more creative in making cartoons. This book goes through several stages to help the aspiring cartoonist create funny pictures beginning with a silhouette of the character, then drawing expressions, drawing animals, drawing the clothes on your characters, and different ways to share the dialogue or caption for your cartoons. The last chapter has ideas for making funny inventions. Each page offers detailed instructions that are easy to follow. . .and each page shares a bit of the author's humor, getting you into a humorous cartoon frame of mind. Hart says in the introduction that he created this book to help the aspiring artist come up with ideas and to help kick-start an artist's imagination.

I would recommend this book to any older child or adult that is interested in drawing cartoons or even just creating better drawings, in general. Hart encourages a sense of humor and makes drawing fun while learning at the same time. We started using this as part of our homeschool art drawing class and it is working well for us. My son is excited to learn to draw and enjoys Hart's humor.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

About the Author

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world’s bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart’s books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.


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