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How to Draw Garfield and Friends [Paperback]

Jim Davis

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May 1 2009 Learn to Draw

You’ve seen him in the comics and on T.V. You know that he can eat a pound of pasta in five seconds flat and that he endlessly tortures his clueless canine sidekick Odie. Now you can learn to draw the mischievous fat cat, Garfield, his geeky owner, Jon, and the rest of the gang with How to Draw Garfield and Friends. This colorful 32-page book provides clear, step-by-step instructions for drawing the lasagna-loving feline and his pals in a range of poses, including standing, sitting, sleeping, and, of course, eating. Artists will also learn how to draw a professional comic strip and many Garfield “sound” effects for a truly purr-fect artistic adventure.


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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing (May 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600581463
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600581465
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 20.8 x 0.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 68 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #206,749 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jim Davis was born near Fairmount, Indiana, and attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. The Garfield comic strip was born on June 19, 1978. Today, it is the most widely syndicated comic strip in the world with 230 million readers and a licensing and publishing empire that spans 111 countries. Garfield has earned Davis four Emmys for Outstanding Animated Program, the coveted Reuben Award (1990) for overall excellence in cartooning, and many other awards and distinctions.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drawing Garfield Oct. 4 2012
By Katiria - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Its a skinny book with large drawings and shows you how to draw Garfield in 5 differenet facial positions, sleeping, sitting, standing, and running. Then it shows you how to draw 3 Odie faces, and 3 positions. Then it shows you how to draw Jon's Arlene's and Nermals' faces and 2 positions. As well as Pooky. Then at the end it gives you examples of sound effects to draw and there are cartoon strips all through out the book. Total pages 32
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Want to know how to draw Garfield & Friends, this is the book Jan. 28 2011
By Trustina - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book takes you step by step in drawing Garfield and his friends. Every page gives clear instructions, details and are easy to understand. Once you master the basic details, you can take a step farther and create your own scenes, add more facials, accessories to all of them. This book is excellent. My son loves it and is able to draw some really good pictures for his age (7).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just a few poses... March 5 2013
By Jorge H. Perez Moysen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Children (older than 6) enjoy copying the poses, but after a while tend to get bored and became a coloring book instead.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cartoon Drawing April 7 2010
By J. Foelker - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this for my nephew and nieces and they love it! Good for kids who like to draw and want to learn more.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After a long wait...an excellent surprise Aug. 11 2009
By T.R. Donovan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I had been wondering when the folks over at Paws Inc. would be rolling out a "how to draw" book-- seeing as Garfield has had much comic-appeal over the last thirty years.

As an amateur artist myself, I was quite satisfied with the contents of the book. It offers many poses and angles of drawing Garfield. It was also great to see examples of how to draw Jon, Odie, Arlene, Nermal-- and even Pooky.

When I had first heard the book's title I had assumed it would also include the characters from "U.S. Acres," but it does not. That, however, does not take away from the excellence of how this book was put together.

What I found to be the added bonus was towards the back-- which detailed how the daily layouts of the panels are put together, and how it's even colored--using PhotoShop.

This definitely is a must-have for all Garfield enthusiast-- and cartoonists!
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