Look at what Dave Blog posted on his Flickr page: Tack's Cartoon Tips for the Aspiring Professional!
This is an amazing little how-to cartooning book from way back in 1923 by cartoonist B. "Tack" Knight.
In just 29 pages he teaches aspiring professional artists how to draw cartoons the old-fashioned way! Some of the pages are corny and not very useful today, but MOST of this book features rock-solid basic building-blocks for learning how to draw in that old "bigfoot" early 2oth century print cartoon style.
- How to draw HANDS (this page is really great!)
- Hats, Shoes, Wrinkles (as in clothes and drapery)
- Lessons on drawing KIDS and ANIMALS
- How to draw BACKGROUNDS
- and even a bit on Cartoon Lettering
Warning: there's some old-school racially insensitive material in here. What people thought was funny back then just makes people mad today. Don't say I didn't warn you!
To read the whole book as a slideshow, (I think it's easiest to read it this way)
click on: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidblog/sets/72157603310750480/show/