Books : Expressions and action in comic strips are represented or implied with lines and shapes. The budding cartoonist should learn how to create action and expression with lines and shapes and to practice these skills several times a week. Comic drawing books might offer a guide for making expressive lines and shapes and there are many comic drawing books to choose from. One that we found especially good is "Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels ". If you would rather use curriculum, Alpha Omega Press has at least four units [ 1, 3, 4, & 7 ] that teach some elements of cartooning. If you purchased only one, get Unit 7 Comics .