From WatsonGuptil/ Random House- A Guide to Crafting and Producing Your Own Animated Series or Film

Joe Murray’s comprehensive guide to creating and producing a successful animated series or short film for television, festivals or the web. Honed from over 20 years in the business of creating and producing characters and stories in an authoritative yet conversational narrative that answers such questions as: How do you create good characters? How do you make them live, breathe and act? How do you conceive the world they inhabit and tell their stories?

Packed with never before seen art and behind the scenes stories from Murray’s many film and television projects, as well as anecdotes and insider advice from such highly successful contemporaries such as Steve Hillenburg, Creator of Spongebob Squarepants, Craig McCracken, Creator of Powerpuff girls and Fosters Home for Imagainary Friends, Everett Peck, Tom Kenny, Tom Warburton and more!

Whether you’re an aspiring cartoonist, experienced professional, hardcore fan, or you simply like to draw and tell stories, Creating Animated Cartoons with Character is the ultimate portal into the world of animated cartooning.