Cartooning with Kids! A workshop and visit from Sheree Cartoonist and professor at Algonquin College
TO START OFFShe talked about the book FunBoy by Ralph Consentino andhow the book had no words.It’s up to the illustrator orcartoonist to let the readerknow what’s happeningthrough pictures.She asked the children a lot ofquestions to get them thinkingabout how pictures work.
SHE ENCOURAGED THE CHILDREN TO DRAWShe had them drawsomething familiar.
PEOPLE AND ANIMALSThey all decided to drawpeople or animals!
RAINY DAYThen she had the children thinkabout what their picture wantedto say.It was a rainy day so they talkedabout whether or not their‘character’ liked the rain.How would they show if thecharacter liked the rain?The children decided the cluewould be if the character wassmiling or not – or if they had anumbrella!
MAGGIE’S PROGRESSRoll mouse over photofor video of Maggie’sprogressiondrawing
DIFFERENTSome decided to dosomething entirelydifferent, like drawSpongeBob or Yoda!
Story PanelsThe book Adventures inCartooning by JamesSturm, Alexis Frederick-Frost, and Andrew Arnoldexplains how panels getpictures to flow.
OUR STORY PANELSSheree laid out all thechildren’s pictures in aprogression.Cadence’s ‘Rainbow Dash’
A New StorySo the children could useeach story picture orpanel to create a wholenew story together.