The comics page
In 1993, I taught a course called Cartooning. We explored what makes something funny, and the unique skill of communicating the maximum amount of information in a minimum amount of space. The curriculum included the development of single panel cartoons, both funny and political/editorial/timely. Students also had to develop a daily strip including the storyline, character development, unique character gestures and styles. We had a lot of fun. Below are some samples of student work.
Illustration by Mitch for ClockTower Studio
Joe Turner and Russell Benson
Backlash by Kevin Blankenship
Non Sequitor by Sean Ashby
Brandon Dalton and Chuck Ackerly