DRAWING COMICS IS EASY (Except When It's Hard) is entirely ?and remarkably? the work of a 7 year-old prodigy cartoonist. This idiosyncratic How-To book has already inspired countless peers to write and draw comics, but it also appeals widely to readers of any age, especially those interested in cartooning and the creative process. Alexa Kitchen at only 8 years old was promDRAWING COMICS IS EASY (Except When It's Hard) is entirely ?and remarkably? the work of a 7 year-old prodigy cartoonist. This idiosyncratic How-To book has already inspired countless peers to write and draw comics, but it also appeals widely to readers of any age, especially those interested in cartooning and the creative process. Alexa Kitchen at only 8 years old was prominently featured in The Sunday NEW YORK TIMES Arts section (7/06) and has been acclaimed in Publishers Weekly, TIME for KIDS and other publications. Alexa's work has been highly praised by Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Patrick McDonnell and a host of other prominent creators. Nominated in 2007 by the two highest awards in the comics industry: an Eisner Award ("Best Publication for Young Readers") and a Harvey Award ("Best New Talent")....
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Drawing Comics is Easy! (Except When It's Hard) Reviews
I'd probably give this a 3.5, but man, it's hard to give this a fair judgement when I'm clearly not in the target audience.On the one hand, her tips on how to draw are inspiring for all ages. They're simple but helpful, making even me feel like I could actually draw, and her own artwork isn't bad at all for a 7-year-oldOn the other hand, her own comics are...well, they're what you'd expect out of a 7-year-old. The art is fine, but the dialogue and punchlines are often obtuse to anybody past elementary school. Again, it's hard to really judge because of that, but considering that I picked this up because it was in 500 Essential Graphic Novels, all I can do is give my own interpretation of it.It's probably a nice drawing guide for kids to have, and I'm sure they'd love the hell out of it, but adults will probably just find it cute.
The most amazing thing about this book is that the author was 7 years old when she wrote it. Her earnest advice, drawn examples, and genuine talent at drawing comics (especially expressions and compositional elements -- "too tight," "too blank" -- that you wouldn't expect someone to catch on to until they're older) make this a worthwhile read for aspiring comics artists, young ones in particular. Alexa's talking to you!
Can't get myself to like those drawings. Not even knowing a 7 yr old did them. Still– "It's cute". Aw, what a harsh thing to write. No, I know something better: "It got me to draw a sad cat. Which I liked a lot. Even though I hate drawing." Now, that's what this book did.