Editorial cartooning

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Editorial cartooning

  1. 1. Mr. Antonio T. Delgado July 21, 2013 SJN Parish Formation Complex
  2. 2. Do you watch cartoons?
  3. 3. How about animé?
  4. 4. CARTOON  The word cartoon comes from two words: caricature and lampoon.
  5. 5. CARTOON  Caricatures are drawings of people in which certain physical features are exaggerated.
  6. 6. CARTOON  Lampoon is a subtle attack presented humorously.
  7. 7. EDITORIAL CARTOON
  8. 8. EDITORIAL CARTOON  It is an illustration expressing opinion and interpretation.  It is also called a “wordless editorial”.  It may or may not be a complement of the editorial.  It serves the function of the editorial and the other contents of the op-ed pages: to present an opinion on an issue.
  9. 9. THINGS TO LOOK FOR:  Symbolism  Stereotyping  Exaggeration  Humor  Analogy  Technical Skills
  10. 10. SYMBOLISM  dove – peace  typewriter - press  P-Noy – government  crocodile – corruption  blindfolded lady with weighing scales - justice  Juan dela Cruz – Filipino masses
  11. 11. STEREOTYPING  mother – with apron  government official – wearing barong  the poor – worn-out clothes
  12. 12. EXAGGERATION
  13. 13. EXAGGERATION
  14. 14. EXAGGERATION
  15. 15. EXAGGERATION
  16. 16. HUMOR
  17. 17. Be funny. Except in tragic situations.
  18. 18. ANALOGY
  19. 19. ANALOGY
  20. 20. TECHNICAL SKILLS  Use of technical tools (pencil, pen and ink).  Shading  Shadowing
  21. 21. TIPS FOR CARTOONING  Take a side. Are you for or against a certain issue?  Use facial expressions and emotions.  Use universal symbols, those which can be understood at once by your intended reader.  Do not clutter your cartoon with unnecessary details or complicate your drawing with artistic touches.
  22. 22. TIPS FOR CARTOONING  Limit the use of words or labels.
  23. 23. TIPS FOR CARTOONING  Limit the use of words or labels.
  24. 24. TIPS FOR CARTOONING  Use shading to make your article more convincing. Have only one light source.  Draw your cartoons in landscape.  Use margins/border: it shows professionalism.  Have your own style. Do not copy or plagiarize.
  25. 25. TIPS FOR CARTOONING  Read, read and read. Remember: the editorial cartoonist is not just an artist. You are also a JOURNALIST.
  26. 26. THANK YOU!

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