Cartoons have been voices of dissent and expressions of the comedic from the emergence of political satire caricatures in the 1880’s to the present day. The focus of this course is on the single panel cartoon. As opposed to the comic strip, a single panel pairs word and image in a succinct frame and is typically embedded within other print content or contexts. We will discus how the interplay of word and image creates a world in a moment through narratives, satire, confusion, and humor.
Students will create single panel cartoons for print by experimenting with drawing, tracing, collaging, photographing, appropriating, then matching text to the images. The workshop will culminate in printing a compendium of single panel works. We will strategize distribution techniques.
Price: $60 [$50 + $10 materials fee]