What is animation? What equipment will I need? How do I design animation characters? What different sorts of animation are there? These are just some of the questions answered by Peter Viska, well-known cartoonist and animator, in The Animation Book. Animation techniques, using film, paper, collage, puppets, models (and more) are explained in simple, precise language, and illustrated in easy-to-follow steps. Important animation terms are explained, and many tips on design and layout are included.