Create your own special picture book by following these simple instructions. Illustrator Mark Thurman and writer Emily Hearn, creators of the popular comic strip “Mighty Mites” published in OWL Magazine, outline all the steps needed to design and write your own finished picture book.
Step-by-step instructions using storyboarding techniques show how to create action-filled pages to illustrate your own story. Suggestions for designing the front cover, title page and endpapers guarantee a unique and exciting personalized book for young writers and illustrators. One of the Mark Thurman drawing series geared to young readers wanting to understand the fundamentals of drawing and cartooning. The easy to follow text combined with the wonderful illustrations make these important concepts come to life.
About the Author
Mark Thurman’s first children’s book was published in 1979 and since then he has has produced 23 of his own titles books and illustrated and designed 26 books for other authors. He co-authored and illustrated 153 episodes of the “Mighty Mites” Comic in OWL Magazine from 1976 to 1991. Mark has visited hundreds of schools across Canada teaching young students the fundamentals of drawing and cartooning – many of the same things covered in his books. Mark has taught at Central Technical School in Toronto, Toronto school of Art, OCA, and at Sheridan College in the Animation Program since 2002. The Osborne Collection of early children’s books -Toronto Public Library, has an extensive collection of Mark Thurman book illustration materials.