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Robb Armstrong has been described by People Magazine as “one of the hottest young cartoonists in America.” His award-winning comic strip, JumpStart, is syndicated in more than 300 newspapers in eight countries. Fearless is both a compelling read and an inspirational lesson on life.

Robb Armstrong is one of the lucky ones. One of a handful of African-American artists to have a comic strip nationally syndicated in more than 300 publications, he gets to draw for a living. He works at home, so he can spend more time with his wife and two kids. He travels around the country, teaching drawing and sharing stories about his life with young people. He’s even met his share of famous people, including his idol, Charles Schulz.

But his life wasn’t always so charmed. Born and raised in a rough neighborhood in West Philadelphia, Robb was one of five fatherless kids living in a cramped apartment where the electric bill didn’t always get paid. When he was six, his older brother was killed in a gruesome subway accident. Soon after, his remaining brother was severely beaten by the police for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Then, his mother died of cancer.

How did he get through all of these tragedies to the happy life? By drawing funnies. Life is not so different from the comics—the challenges, tragedies, and triumphs. Comics poke fun at our everyday routines and our universal motivations. They show us a lot about ourselves and the people around us. So as a cartoonist, Robb Armstrong has drawn a few lessons from life that he shares in this moving memoir. Weaving together his personal stories with simple drawing tutorials and original illustrations, Fearless is both a compelling read and an inspirational lesson on how to live well, through the good times and the bad.

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“Robb Armstrong populates his comic strip with great, well-drawn characters...and that''s the whole thing.” -- Charles Schulz, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip Peanuts

“Every so often a book comes along and changes your life forever. I am just pissed Fearless didn''t come out when I was 17. Life would have been a hell of a lot better. And so would my drawing.” -- Bryan Buckley, director

Fearless jumps off the page and shakes you up, man! Sensational! I love the

passion, the tribute to his family and the love of the art. This is what it’s all about!” -- Quincy Jones, music producer, composer, and arranger

“Robb Armstrong has pulled off a dazzling feat of artistry. His memoir, Fearless is really three books—a drama-filled rags-to-riches story; an inspirational guide to finding happiness; and an easy-to-follow drawing tutorial—all wrapped up in one perfect package.” -- Anson Williams, award-winning television director, writer, actor, singer, producer, entrepreneur, and author of Singing to a Bulldog

“The book is an inspiration and a true pleasure, with some of the most insightful cartooning advice you will ever read.” -- Scott Adams, creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip Dilbert

“I haven''t read comics since I was a girl, I skip graphic novels in the bookstores, and I have no artistic talent. So, why am I on my way to buy art supplies? It''s all because of Fearless. Robb Armstrong tells the truth, draws the truth, and inspires you to do the same. His memoir is a tribute to his late mother. A pleasure to read, it celebrates relationships, shows us what’s important in life, and at the same time offers easy-to-follow art lessons.” -- Roberta Temes, PhD, author of How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days

"To read this book is to know my friend: honest, passionate, truthful. With this book you''re holding Robb''s heart in your hands.” -- Tommy Davidson, actor, comedian

“I''ve never read a book quite like this. I laughed some and cried some, but mostly I marveled at the courage of the author. Cartoonists are rare birds, their backgrounds and motivations are almost never put on display. I''ve always liked JumpStart, but will now see it differently, as a triumph. Robb Armstrong has dealt with adversity with moxie and a wonderful sense of humor. This is more than a self-help book. It''s a literary masterwork. I wouldn''t be surprised if someday his comic strip becomes as successful as mine.” -- Vic Van Streck, creator of the world''s best comic strip Klondike Ike

About the Author

Robb Armstrong has been described by People Magazine as “one of the hottest young cartoonists in America.” His
award winning comic strip, JumpStart, reaches 80 million readers, and is syndicated in more than 300 newspapers
in eight countries, including The Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta
Constitution, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Chicago Sun Times
. JumpStart can be found on the Internet at
www.gocomics.com. Robb’s cartoons have also been published in The New Yorker. In addition, Robb speaks frequently at schools and corporations around the country and has been featured on Good Morning America, MSNBC, CNN, BET, and Good Day Philadelphia and in Time, People, Ebony, Black Enterprise, and The New York Times. Robb and his wife live in Burbank, California.

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Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2017
Compliments to Robb Armstrong on Fearless! I came across this book while reading Floyd Norman’s An Animated Life. I thought it was going to be a typical, run-of-the-mill autobiography with a few interesting nuggets, until I realized there were more points of identification... See more
Compliments to Robb Armstrong on Fearless! I came across this book while reading Floyd Norman’s An Animated Life. I thought it was going to be a typical, run-of-the-mill autobiography with a few interesting nuggets, until I realized there were more points of identification than expected. Those points range from elementary years, college days, industry experiences, marriage and family!

Even though Fearless is designed for a youthful audience, it reminded me of reading through Ecclesiastes - not in the sense of inspired revelation, but Fearless gives a glimpse of life as it truly is with hardships, decisions, blessings and the sovereignty of God’s invisible hand orchestrating, directing and redeeming. This autobiography does not hide the reality of travails, offers hope (like strengthening muscles through negatives) and shows that vocational calls have meaning beyond what we think or even know.

I definitely recommend Fearless!
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Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2020
I read the book hoping to be provided with insight into one of the very best cartoon strips in existance. The writers experiences certainly form the strip. Having taught art at the college level for almost 40 years , allowed me to smile at the author''s set up in terms of... See more
I read the book hoping to be provided with insight into one of the very best cartoon strips in existance. The writers experiences certainly form the strip. Having taught art at the college level for almost 40 years , allowed me to smile at the author''s set up in terms of relating to life happenings. Read " Jump Start" every day and tell me why Vic van Schrek isn''t the greatest cartoonist in the world!!
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Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2017
Robb is a fabulous cartoonist, a heckuva nice guy, and a very inspirational man. This book teaches you how to get past the anger of things that happen in your life and make the most of the good things you have.
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A must read and learn, for EVERYONE!
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2016
Thinking that if everyone read Fearless, followed the lessons and learned to look deeper into themselves and others, past the lines, wrinkles and scars...and through the colors of skin, down to the soul... The world would be so much happier! Robb, I believe your book... See more
Thinking that if everyone read Fearless, followed the lessons and learned to look deeper into themselves and others, past the lines, wrinkles and scars...and through the colors of skin, down to the soul...
The world would be so much happier! Robb, I believe your book being in the Dallas channel 11 interview with the local store owner footage was no coincidence. Through Fearless, you have give our citizens and country the opportunity to be more peaceful, accepting, and unified!
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Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2016
This is an amazing book. So much so we went to visit the author at a book signing and bought two more books. My boys wanted their own copy. The author really speaks life lessons to everyone at the book signing and is such an encourager. His book gives lessons in life and... See more
This is an amazing book. So much so we went to visit the author at a book signing and bought two more books. My boys wanted their own copy. The author really speaks life lessons to everyone at the book signing and is such an encourager. His book gives lessons in life and also walks you through expressing yourself with art. It helps you process your own life challenges as you read through Robb Armstrong''s.
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N. L. Keller
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An inspirational read!
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2016
Robb Armstrong is not only an artist and author, but an amazing inspirational speaker as well. I just finished reading Robb''s book, "Fearless, A Cartoonist''s Guide to Life and Drawing." I was truly lost in his depiction of his early life and the journey that led to... See more
Robb Armstrong is not only an artist and author, but an amazing inspirational speaker as well. I just finished reading Robb''s book, "Fearless, A Cartoonist''s Guide to Life and Drawing." I was truly lost in his depiction of his early life and the journey that led to the life he lives today. I very much appreciated his honesty, sharing very personal and emotional moments, struggles, triumphs as he expresses his love for his family and his craft. Fearless is truly a tribute to family, as well as personal and spiritual growth! I thoroughly enjoyed this book from cover to the end - a must read!
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Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2016
A terrific uplifting account. The art lessons are also helpful
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Mark L.
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Fantastic book. Both inspirational and poignant
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2016
Robb Armstrong is not only a gifted cartoonist, but a gifted writer as well. He shares his triumphs and struggles, appreciating where both have taken him in life. This is a must-read for anyone embracing on a new career, or a life transition. Thank you, Robb, for sharing... See more
Robb Armstrong is not only a gifted cartoonist, but a gifted writer as well. He shares his triumphs and struggles, appreciating where both have taken him in life. This is a must-read for anyone embracing on a new career, or a life transition. Thank you, Robb, for sharing your journey with the world.
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