Many aspiring artists want to create original characters. That’s the fun of cartooning. But character design lessons can be challenging. This beginner’s guide to character design shows cartoonists how to make small adjustments to basic forms and shapes in order to come up with unique characters they can call their own. The book focuses on six areas: head and body types, exaggeration, personality, proportions, poses, & costumes. Anyone who has wanted to invent an original character but doesn’t know where to start will find the answers in this complete and accessible instructional book chock full of clear step-by-step illustrations, expert instruction, and tons of helpful tips.