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Cartooning: Cartooning 1 by Jack Keely, Carson Van Osten

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Getting Started

YOU DON’T NEED MUCH to get started in this racket. One famous cartoon character began his career as a doodle made with a felt-tip marker on a napkin. However, a few basic supplies will make life a lot easier for the budding cartoonist.

The Basics

For starters, you’ll need a pencil for rough sketches, an eraser, some paper to draw on, and a pen or marker to ink in your final drawings. Which pencil? What kind of paper? Don’t get stressed out worrying about what supplies to select. This isn’t brain surgery or rocket science, and it doesn’t really matter. It just depends on what you like to work with. That’s right. You’ve got the ball, but here are a few general tips to steer you through the sea of supplies.

ERASER Fat, pink erasers ...

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