Drawing Cartoons provides invaluable support for anyone who has ever dreamed of drawing cartoons, but lacks the confidence. Taking the approach that anyone can draw, the author leads the reader through the steps of putting together cartoon figures, showing, for example, how a simple box shape can be transformed into a cartoon dog, or how a basic stick figure can convey a range of emotions. The book contains interviews with professional cartoonists who are household names, such as 'Mac' of The Daily Mail, 'Matt' of The Telegraph and Gerald Scarfe.
Colin Shelbourn has been a professional freelance cartoonist for twenty-five years and his work has appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Private Eye, Reader's Digest and The Times. For the past decade he has run cartoon workshops in schools, museums, art galleries and on residential holidays. Recent clients include Blackpool and Leeds City Art Galleries and the Natural History Museum in London. Colin is passionate about cartooning and believes that anyone - yes, that includes you! - can be taught to draw cartoons.