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20 Best Book Cartoons

Book Cartoons: We’ve created a list of 20 of the ultimate comic books to help bring a smile to your face and to be the stress reliever that you need after a long day.

Book Cartoons

Everyone's a Critic: The Ultimate Cartoon Book (cartoons by the world's greatest cartoonists celebrate the art of critique) by Bob Eckstein

We are all critics now. From social media “likes” to reviews on Yelp and Rotten Tomatoes, we’re constantly asked to give our opinion and offer feedback. Everyone’s a Critic is a curated collection of the best and brightest New Yorker cartoonists celebrating the art of the drawn critique, whether about restaurants, art, sports, dates, friends, or modern life. Featuring the work of thirty-six masters of the cartoon, including Roz Chast, Sam Gross, Nick Downes, Liza Donnelly, Bob Mankoff, Michael Maslin, and Mick Stevens, over half the cartoons in this book appear in print for the first time.

A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection by Steve Martin and Harry Bliss

“I’ve always looked upon cartooning as comedy’s last frontier. I have done stand-up, sketches, movies, monologues, awards show introductions, sound bites, blurbs, talk show appearances, and tweets, but the idea of a one-panel image with or without a caption mystified me. I felt like, yeah, sometimes I’m funny, but there are these other weird freaks who are actually funny. You can understand that I was deeply suspicious of these people who are actually funny.

So writes the multitalented comedian Steve Martin in his introduction to A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection. In order to venture into this lauded territory of cartooning, he partnered with the heralded New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Steve shared caption and cartoon ideas, Harry provided impeccable artwork, and together they created this collection of humorous cartoons and comic strips, with amusing commentary about their collaboration throughout. The result: this gorgeous, funny, singular book, perfect to give as a gift or to buy for yourself.

Blank Comic Book For Kids : Create Your Own Comics With This Comic Book Journal Notebook: Over 100 Pages Large Big 8.5" x 11" Cartoon / Comic Book With Lots of Templates (Blank Comic Books) by Blank Books 'N' Journals

This Blank Comic Book for Kids is the only book they need if kids love to create comics….

This book helps you to make your own comics and with over 180 reviews, we know that kids love making their own cartoons and comics because of the ease of using the pre-formatted comic book paper inside.

They spend hours designing, drawing and writing their stories, you will be surprised at what they come up with when given the right tools. Filled with blank comic book templates of various styles, with over 100 pages, this blank comic notebook will keep budding artists busy for hours.

Book Details

  • Can make your own comics with the good variety of pages / templates
  • Quality white paper, templates suitable for any art medium
  • Can create one page comic strips or can be used for larger plots with multi-pages & scripts for kids to write stories
  • Notebook style with cool Comic Book cover
  • Perfect drawing book for kids of all ages

The Art of Wolfwalkers by Charles Solomon , Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon, the Irish animation studio behind the Academy Award–nominated films The Secret of Kells (2009), Song of the Sea (2014), and The Breadwinner (2017), and their co-producer Melusine Productions, returns in 2020 with their latest feature, WolfWalkers, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart. To be released later this year theatrically, followed by streaming on Apple TV+, this mythic tale tells the story of a young hunter named Robyn, and her unlikely friendship with a wild girl living among wolves. Filled with exclusive hand-drawn sketches, paintings, interviews, and digital renderings that showcase Cartoon Saloon’s unique artistic style, The Art of WolfWalkers takes fans behind the scenes of one of animation’s most celebrated studios.

Through exclusive commentary and interviews with cast and crew, renowned animation critic and historian Charles Solomon showcases the craft and skill behind some of the most lovingly detailed and imaginative 2-D animation currently being produced. Featuring a foreword by award-winning animator James Baxter and an afterword by Cartoon Saloon cofounder and codirector of WolfWalkers Tomm Moore and codirector Ross Stewart, The Art of WolfWalkers is a must-have for animation fans everywhere.

25 Years of Pickles by Brian Crane

Getting old is not for sissies. But as Brian Crane’s crotchety but endearing seniors Earl and Opal Pickles do it, it can be humorous and often touching. For over twenty-five years, Crane’s comic strip, Pickles, has been delighting readers around the world. This seventh collection continues the adventures of grandparents Earl and Opal; their precocious grandson, Nelson; quirky family members and friends; and the family’s dog and cat, who offer their own distinctive views of the goings-on. Crane’s view of the foibles of a long-married, often cantankerous couple and their extended family and friends is wry, honest, and always warm-hearted.

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Cartoon Faces: How to Draw Heads, Features & Expressions (Cartoon Academy) by Christopher Hart

Make a face—a funny face! The personality of a cartoon character begins with the face: the head, the features, the expressions. Get that right and you can create a memorable personality. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart presents the ultimate tutorial on the topic in masterful detail, covering characters both male and female, from babies to adults, in all shapes and sizes. His accessible, step-by-step demonstrations go through all the features and explain how to build a character. Explore appealing cartoon head types; see how to create a variety of eyes, brows, mouths, and popular hairstyles; and learn how to turn the head in different directions while maintaining a character’s visual integrity. An introductory section discusses essential shading techniques while a bonus section shows the basics of drawing the entire body.

Cartooning: The Ultimate Character Design Book by Christopher Hart

Chris Hart’s how-to-draw books have sold in the several millions of copies. Now, in his latest, he delivers detailed instructions, inspiring ideas, and invaluable tips for creating appealing and original manga-style characters. Character design is the key to success in comic books and animated films, and with this clear step-by-step guide, it’s a skill that can be quickly learned. Starting with the basics—body types, facial features, costumes, and expressions—Chris shows how to draw a hyper kid, bratty teen, lovable pooch, cool rapper, and many other distinctive types. Then, he takes the reader on a guided tour in search of original characters in places that range from suburban malls to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons by The New Yorker

Here’s the dog’s life as seen through the eyes and imaginations of, among others, Charles Addams, Edward Koren, Saul Steinberg, and the dog’s all-time best friend, James Thurber. 101 cartoons in all from The New Yorker over the past 65 years.

Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume by Jeff Smith

Meet the Bone cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone, three misfits who are run out of Boneville and find themselves lost in a vast uncharted desert. They make their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. With the help of the mysterious Thorn, her tough-as-nails Gran’ma Ben and the Great Red Dragon, the boys do their best to survive in the middle of brewing trouble between the valley’s denizens. It will be the longest – but funniest – year of their lives!

Originally serialized in black & white comic books and graphic novels, the award-winning novel was presented complete and unabridged for the first time in this impressive 1300 page tome preserving the original black & white artwork.

Not Sparking Joy: A Zits Treasury by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

Sixteen-year-old Jeremy Duncan is a high school freshman and an aspiring musician. He daydreams about the day when his band, Goat Cheese Pizza, records their first monster hit single and they all pile into his van for their cross-country, sold-out concert tour. Between naps, study hall, and band practice, Jeremy still manages to find time to be the star of the hugely popular comic strip Zits.

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The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons by Jerry Beck and Leonard Maltin

In a world of rascally rabbits, megalomaniacal ducks, and stuttering pigs, what defines greatness? This question was posed to thousands of cartoon fans, historians, and animators to create The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons, the definitive Looney Tunes collection. Jerry Beck and the Cartoon Brew team of animation experts reveal the amusing anecdotes and secret origins behind such classics as “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “One Froggy Evening,” and “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century.” Featuring more than 300 pieces of original art from private collectors and the Warner Bros. archives, The 100 Greatest Looney Tunes Cartoons settles the debate on the best of the best, and poses a new question: Is your favorite one of the greatest?

Cartoon Network Coloring Book: Cartoon Network Adult Coloring Books! (Unofficial High Quality) by Reece Stevens

Are you a big fan of Cartoon Network and you never want to miss any movies of this channel? Have you ever wanted to decorate all the characters that appeared on Cartoon Network with your own imagination? Well,if your answer is yes, this book is definitely designed for you.

Several pages of this book illustrate a wonderful collection based on the original and amazing portraits of several famous characters from Cartoon Network, which will inspire you as you color.

What will you do in this book ?

This book allows you to have a quick throwback of all the famous Cartoon Network characters by filling these artworks with radiant colors, then enjoy the exciting moment you spend on this book!

Fairy the Farting Unicorn: A Story About a Unicorn Who Farts by Humor Heals Us

The #1 funny unicorn book!

Fairy is a unicorn.
Now, that’s not so strange.
But her powerful farts,
Please avoid at close range.

Her farts are a burst
Of pink rainbow dust.
But run away fast,
If she lets one bust. 

X-Men: The Art and Making of The Animated Series by Eric Lewald and Julia Lewald

X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series takes fans behind the scenes of the landmark cartoon that laid the groundwork for the dozens of Marvel Comics adaptations that followed. Interviews with series writers, artists, producers, and executives reveal the razor’s edge that Marvel and Fox navigated in order to bring the X-Men to television, and detail the tough decisions, compromises, and brilliant solutions that resulted in a series that has been lauded by critics and fans for nearly three decades.

Along the way, readers will encounter comics and entertainment luminaries Stan Lee, Margaret Loesch, Avi Arad, and Haim Saban, as well as exclusive production art and commentary from key X-Men: TAS artists such as supervising producer/director Will Meugniot, producer/director Larry Houston, producer/director Frank Squillace, storyboard artist and model designer Rick Hoberg, model designer Frank Brunner, and character, prop, and model designer/cleanup artist Mark Lewis.

Tails Don't Lie: A Decade of Dog Cartoons (70 in Dog Years) by Adrian Raeside

Dogs are tops–35 percent of Canadian households include at least one canine–and anyone who’s been owned by one (yes, that’s right) will tell you why: we share in each other’s joy and pain; they cheer us up when we’re blue; they strive to please us and are indispensable workers, serving us even at their peril; we pamper and play with them, train them and take them for walks (actually, they take us); they sleep in our beds; sit on our laps; and if we let them they will follow us to the ends of the earth. But do we really know what they think?

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Back Before They Invented Open Face Helmets: A Book of Cartoons and Doodles by Taj L Mihelich

This book is 164 pages of my cartoons and doodles. There is a bunch of bicycle comics (including a number from Sunday Comics with Taj series on Pinkbike), lots of low- brow humor, dad jokes, questionable puns, and some things that are probably only funny to me. There’s a few things I’m actually serious about, but hopefully you can’t tell, and even a few essays. I call it a collection of not-too-artsy-fartsy work I’ve done over the last few years (though, there are a few fart jokes).

LEWSER!: More Doonesbury in the Time of Trump by G. B. Trudeau


From the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose acclaimed Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump blew up the bestseller list, G.B. Trudeau’s final installment of his Doonesbury Trump trilogy takes readers through the dark heart of Trump’s presidency and into 2020 election mania. Including two years’ worth of original Doonesbury Sundays, full-color spreads, and 18 previously unpublished strips, the presciently-titled Lewser buttons up our most recent long national nightmare just in time for Christmas.

Have I Got a Cartoon for You!: The Moment Magazine Book of Jewish Cartoons by Bob Mankoff and Roz Chast

Bob Mankoff grew up Jewish in Queens, NY in the 1950s and 1960s. As a kid, he visited the Borscht Belt and reveled in the hilarious performances of some of the best Jewish comedians such as Jerry Lewis, Buddy Hackett, and Rodney Dangerfield, among others. These early experiences helped shape Mankoff’s view of life and led him to become a creative master practitioner of humor and cartoons. He started his career unexpectedly by quitting a Ph.D. program in experimental psychology at The City University of New York in 1974 and submitting his cartoons to the New Yorker. Three years and over 2,000 cartoons later, he finally made the magazine and has since published over 950 cartoons. He has devoted his life to discovering just what makes us laugh and seeks every outlet to do so, from developing The New Yorker’s web presence to founding The Cartoon Bank, a business devoted to licensing cartoons for use in newsletters, textbooks, magazines and other media.

In this new book, Have I Got a Cartoon for You! this successful cartoonist, speaker and author, presents his favorite Jewish cartoons. In his foreword to this entertaining collection, Mankoff shows how his Jewish heritage helped him to become a successful cartoonist, examines the place of cartoons in the vibrant history of Jewish humor, and plumbs Jewish thought, wisdom and shtik for humorous insights.

The Complete Peanuts 1973-1974: Vol. 12 Paperback Edition by Charles M. Schulz

The 1970s continues with some of the greatest Peanuts newspaper strip storylines ever!

In these paperback reprints, Rerun Van Pelt, born in our last volume, takes his first harrowing journey on the back of his mom’s bike. The schoolhouse building Sally used to talk to becomes self-aware and begins to answer back. This volume also includes the classic “Mister Sack goes to camp” sequence. When Charlie Brown wears a paper bag over his head due to a rash, his alter ego, Mr. Sack, becomes more well-liked and successful than he is. Snoopy, Woodstock, and the gang enjoy several lively rounds of tennis ― which is why the legendary Billie Jean King provides the perfect serve with this volume’s introduction. Black & white illustrations throughout

The New Yorker Book of Lawyer Cartoons by The New Yorker

Critically acclaimed cartoonists including Addams, Steig, Arno, Shanahan, and Leo Cullum take pot shots at the legal profession in a collection of eighty-five cartoons from the pages of The New Yorker.

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