The comics page
In 1993, I taught a Cartooning course. 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.

Mitch Baker






Illustration by Mitch for ClockTower Studio

John Kidwell




Eric Reynolds



Joe Turner and Russell Benson


Backlash by Kevin Blankenship




Non Sequitor by Sean Ashby




Chuck Ackerly and Brandon Dalton



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