Thursday, January 7, 2010

Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics (Graphic Novel)

Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles Into Comics
by James Sturm

It's hard to summarize this graphic novel in anything more than one or two sentences. A girl at the beginning wants to learn how to make comics, but she doesn't think she can. So, the little elf decides to show her. First enters the knight and his trusty stead and the elf takes them along on adventure and points out how panels and other aspects of cartooning works.

This book was hilarious! I was cracking up at the jokes that pretty much make up the whole book. I love the way I learned something as well as enjoying the book. I don't know much about cartooning lingo, but I learned some basics from this book. Definitely a fun read. I think any fantasy reader who likes graphic novels will get a kick out it.. c'mon a fairy, a knight in shining armor, and a dragon? Definitely some winning characters right there.

Recommended for 3rd grade and up.

Buy it on Amazon*
Find it on Goodreads
Find it on LibraryThing
Find it on Shelfari

*If you buy this book on Amazon through the link above, I will receive a small portion of the sales.


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. Thank you for posting this! I had never heard of it. My son is in 2nd grade and makes his own comics/stories/characters endlessly. He will love this!

    Heather @

  3. Looks pretty cute :) I can remember writing my own comic in 2nd grade and it had a dragon and a knight in it :)


Leave some love!