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Editorials

  1. 1. EDITORIAL CARTOONS<br />With good ol’ J.J.<br />
  2. 2. WHAT IS AN<br />EDITORIAL CARTOON?<br />
  3. 3. WHAT IS AN<br />EDITORIAL CARTOON?<br />Any cartoon that offers opinionated commentary on a particular issue. <br />
  4. 4. Duncan MacPherson, 1964<br />
  5. 5. The Peak, 2007<br />
  6. 6. SOME MYTHS ABOUT EDITORIAL CARTOONING<br />
  7. 7. MYTH #1<br />Editorial cartoons all have to be drawn in a “certain style,” <br />ie; cross-hatched shading, big heads small bodies, heavily detailed, lots of labels, etc<br />
  8. 8. TRUTH!<br />Editorial cartoons span many different artistic styles and formats.<br />There is no “correct” way for an editorial cartoon to look. <br />
  9. 9. MYTH #2<br />An editorial cartoon fails if it <br />is not funny.<br />
  10. 10. TRUTH!<br />The purpose of an editorial cartoon is to offer commentary, and make the reader think. Sometimes commentary is funny, sometimes not. Editorial cartoons serve a different purpose than say, Family Circus or Cathy. <br />
  11. 11. MYTH #3<br />An editorial cartoon has to involve caricatures and politicians.<br />
  12. 12. TRUTH!<br />Many artists in the editorial cartooning subculture dislike the phrase “political cartoon” for precisely this reason. An editorial cartoon offers commentary about anything, politicians are but one potential target. <br />
  13. 13. TYPE #1<br />THE VISUAL METAPHOR<br />A cartoon that uses labeled visual symbols to make its point, usually by comparing a non-political situation to a political one.<br />
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  18. 18. TYPE #2<br />ABSTRACT IMAGE<br />A cartoon that evokes a general theme by using an image that seems to sum up a broad situation.<br />
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  22. 22. TYPE #3<br />TEXT BASED<br />A cartoon that makes its point largely through character dialogue.<br />
  23. 23. SINGLE PANEL<br />
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  28. 28. COMIC STYLE<br />
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  32. 32. TYPE #3<br />CARICATURE-BASED<br />A cartoon that utilizes a caricature as its main focus.<br />
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  36. 36. TYPE #4<br />PARODY<br />A cartoon that uses a specific pop-culture analogy to make its point.<br />
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  40. 40. THE KEY PRINCIPLES OF GOOD EDITORIAL CARTOONS<br />(Three C’s)<br />-concise statement<br />-creative idea<br />-clear art<br />
  41. 41. THE FUTURE<br />Do editorial cartoons matter?<br />

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