ASSESSING CARTOONS• Assess the CONTENT (SSTIC Method): • S – Size: Is anything over/under sized? If so, why? • S – Symbols: Look for people, objects, or symbols you should recognize • T – Text: Read everything! Labelled items become metaphors. • I – Imagery: Is the cartoonist trying to create a certain mood? • C – Colour: Is colour used? Are the colours representative of anything?• Assess the MEANING: • What is the point / message of this cartoon? • What is the current event? Why is it significant?