Author: James Sturm

Graphic Novel Review: Ogres..

Graphic Novel Review: Ogres Awake

Adventures in Cartooning is one of my favorite graphic novel series and I love this new edition called Ogres Awake. Our valiant knight and her horse Edward have a new dilemma. Ogres are sleeping outside the castle and she knows when they wake up they will wreck havoc upon the castle. Her solution at first is to fight them, they must train up and prepare! But those living in the castle have a different idea and start to work on their own plan, which involves peeling potatoes and cooking! Our knight is confused but does the work she is told to do. […]

Posted August 9, 2016
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Graphic Novel Review: Adven..

Graphic Novel Review: Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action

What always strikes me about the Adventures in Cartooning series is how many laugh out loud moments it has. My students cannot keep their hands off these books. Melding a mixture of how-to with a hilarious story, this third book shows readers how to create their own characters. Our night in shining armor heads off to save the day, only to find that there is a mean film director looking for the right characters for his movie. The illustrations are so much fun in this book, simple but fantastic, showing readers that it can be easy to create your own […]

Posted February 23, 2014
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Graphic Novel Review: Adven..

Graphic Novel Review: Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special

Plot: Santa Claus is getting ready for Christmas, when he realizes children do not want quality toys any more. He thinks up writing a comic book for children to enjoy and with the help of a special elf, they find an exciting Christmas story to send to children. When they are distributed, Santa still does not hear back from children and so the elf asks readers to create their own comic story to share to cheer Santa up. The humor and the fun format of this Christmas special of Adventures in Cartooning takes children on a silly and unique ride […]

Posted February 2, 2013
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Graphic Novel Review: Adven..

Graphic Novel Review: Adventures in Cartooning

  It’s hard to summarize this graphic novel in anything more than one or two sentences. A girl at the beginning wants to learn how to make comics, but she doesn’t think she can. So, the little elf decides to show her. First enters the knight and his trusty stead and the elf takes them along on adventure and points out how panels and other aspects of cartooning works.Adventures in Cartooning was hilarious! I was cracking up at the jokes that pretty much make up the whole book. I love the way I learned something as well as enjoying the […]

Posted January 7, 2010
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