Patricia Mainardi– Traviès’s 1831 lithograph shows a man gesturing towards a display of caricatures while saying “You have to admit that the head of state looks pretty funny”. It could serve as a banner for all political cartooning, an art that is at its best in difficult times. Simply put,
This month, the blog “Forces of Geek” is giving away four copies of Ivan Brunetti’s Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice, a must-read for the cartoon aficionado. Using hand-drawn illustration accompanied by witty text, Brunetti guides the reader through the theory and terminology of cartooning and offers a series of easy lessons
Seven Perfect Gifts for the Lover of Indie Comics & Graphic Novels For several years, Yale University Press has been building a distinguished list of books about comic art and “art comics” of various kinds. Here are a few favorites especially suited for gift-giving to lovers of indie comics.
Earlier this year, Yale University Press was thrilled to publish a “classroom in a book” by Ivan Brunetti. Brunetti, an acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator, has taught courses on illustration and comics at the University of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. His book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice is a 15-week series of lessons
June 2011 has turned into a landmark month for Yale University Press’s beloved cartoonist-author Ivan Brunetti. Earlier this summer, his wonderful Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice landed at #17 on the American Booksellers Association’s “Indie Comics & Graphic Works bestseller list” based on sales in independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week
This May, Bob Andelman, also known as Mr. Media, has interviewed two of YUP’s experts on graphic fiction and cartoons: Brian Walker on two of his recent books, including Doonesbury and the Art of G.B. Trudeau and Ivan Brunetti for Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice. And Chicago-based fans of comics and
Ivan Brunetti’s new book Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice is making a pretty big splash with a popular, instructional trailer on YouTube and reviews on Drawn!, PopMatters.com, even the Wall Street Journal. He’s written for the London Yale Books blog, and he has an upcoming book signing with Hillary Cute at
After publishing not one, but two Anthologies of Graphic Fiction, noted cartoonist and illustrator, Ivan Brunetti, is back with Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice, an instructional how-to for cartooning as an art of self-expression. In this book, he presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, guiding his readers through