Each year, the little Somerset town I live in has a week long festival. As part of that festival, local artists, like my friend, Paul Newman, exhibit their work. He works almost exclusively in pencil and draws from some of the best scenery in the West Country.
Pencil Drawing of Kimmeridge on the Dorset coast by Paul Newman
The Art of Cartooning & Illustration has been published by Walter Foster and I got my copy this week. It looks great – my chapter on creating comic strips is beautifully laid out and there are other sections on character development, lettering, editorial, caricatures and everything the aspiring cartoonist might want to learn more on.
Eat Drink Vote on Amazon
The Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee is in the book Eat Drink Vote and so is Arctic Circle! John writes:
A copy of Marion Nestle’s new book “Eat Drink Vote” arrived unexpectedly in my mailbox. For those of you not familiar with Marion Nestle, famed food author Michael Pollan describes her as the #2 most powerful foodie in America (after Michelle Obama). The book helps readers to understand how diverse factors influence their food choices and nutrition. To help Marion Nestle illustrate her points, she’s combined her text with over 250 cartoons from 42 leading cartoonists, including nine Pulitzer prize winners, all licensed through the Cartoonist Group.