Book Reviews

Book Review: Doodletopia Cartoons by Christopher Hart

101An interactive doodle book from a best-selling art instruction author and cartoon master that pairs illustrating insights with drawing, designing, and coloring activities for aspiring artists.

Welcome to Doodletopia! Your first stop in this paradise of creativity? The world of cartoons. Your tour guide Christopher Hart is ready to introduce you to the interactive, artistic possibilities of creating your own exciting, hilarious, off-the-wall cartoon characters, gags, and more.

Unlike other doodle books that leave you stranded, with no help at all, Doodletopia: Cartoons pairs fun doodle-based activities with the sort of insightful (and laugh-out-loud funny) advice and tips that countless readers have come to expect from cartooning master Christopher Hart. For the first time ever, you can pick up your pencils, pens, markers, or crayons, and draw, doodle, or color right on the same page as the author.

From finishing cartoon faces to selecting costumes to completing wacky cartoon scenes,
the opportunities for creative expression are endless. So what are you waiting for? Open up
and start doodling!

What I Loved: I picked up Doodletopia Cartoons for my eight-year-old artist and we were both highly impressed. I was won over by the simple breakdown of each cartoon. Hart includes tips along the way, but the drawings aren’t hidden among the instructions. There was a nice mix of categories here. Hart not only shows you common cartoon characters but also demonstrates a variety of facial expressions. You’ll also find a section where you complete the other half of the drawing and a section on finishing the scene. But my favorite is the section where he takes one body shape and shows you how to create two different animals out of it.

Rating and Recommendation: You’ll find hours upon hours of entertainment in Doodletopia Cartoons. I’m giving it 5 stars and I recommend it for anyone who loves to draw or is hoping to learn.

~ I received a copy from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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