NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Drawing Cartoons Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to information about Drawing Cartoons. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our disclaimer.
- Amateur and Professional Cartoonists Association (APCA) included
in this site are cartooning tips, cartoon links, cartoonist list, and the
Animation Learner's Site
- This Website contains tutorials on animating and drawing cartoons, an introduction
to what is animation, and links to useful animation sites.
- Lessons, tips, and techniques for lettering comics. Some are in a Q&A format
but there is also a beginner's guide, as well as information and help on using
computers within the lettering process.
Career Information: Cartoonist
- This page from the US Bureau of Labour Statistics describes what cartoonists
do, what their job is like, the number of jobs in the US, their future of
cartooning, how to prepare for the job, the pay, similar jobs, and where to
look for more information.
- In addition to viewing (and learning from) more than a hundred examples
of caricatures of famous people, students can draw on-screen caricatures selecting
from a variety of facial features.
- Students may wish to go to the Lessons section for brief guides about materials,
the creative process, simple tips and techniques, and marketing ideas. Or,
they can use drawings that are already within the site's Gallery to create
their own cartoons. There are instructions in the Cartooning Kit for downloading
and manipulating the images as well as access to a downloadable copy of Paint
as a Career
- A series of articles from comic artist Rob Davis on breaking into the comics
business. Included are practical suggestions on technique as well as business
tips. The articles are listed below in the order they were written.
- This site has pages on the evolution of computer animation, computer graphics,
tools, applications, graphic files, links, and tips for computer artists.
- A metalist of links of resources for the budding cartoonist. Links are
annotated and organized into the following headings: Writing, Illustrating,
Links about Lettering, Places to Submit your Creations, Resources for Self-Publishers,
Networking and Support Links, and Self-Promoting Links.
- Students in intermediate grades learn the art skills of drawing and sequencing
drawings by creating comic strips in this AskEric lesson plan.
of Cartoons Archive, Cartoon Network
- Students can learn about animation through looking at storyboards, models,
background drawings, and episode designs for famous cartoon shows ranging
from the Jetsons to Batman.
and Colour with Uncle Fred
- Step by step instructions (over several pages) for drawing over a dozen
- This British site gives tips and lessons on how to draw easy cartoons.
Draw cartoons that really look like people.
Scott's Arts and Activities
- Lessons on how to draw cartoons, examples of drawing tricks, and information
on a career as a cartoonist.
- This Web page gives a brief history of animation.
- This creative Website has a series of useful drawing lessons. To find them,
click on the Drawing Lesson book in the bookshelf.
Fleury's Writing for Comics
- Personal essays giving observations about the cartoon medium and industry
and articles on how to improve cartoon writing skills. In the 'supplements'
section, there's also a glossary of terms and a FAQ. Warning: This is a Geocities
site which means that you'll get intrusive and annoying advertising every
time you load a page.
Comic Strip Connection
- "Your gateway to all 1,000+ comic strip resources on the Internet. You'll
find 20 real funnies pages, search tools, original content, a book store,
and descriptions of all 1,300+ online cartoons."
Cartoonists Index: Teacher Guide!
- This Web site has a large collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on
the web as well as lesson plans for using the editorial cartoons as a teaching
tool in Social Sciences, Art, Journalism and English at all levels. Please
note there is minimal advertising.
- About a half dozen different lesson plans in which K-12 students review
a number of current cartoons to examine the symbolism.
Note: The sites listed above will serve as a source of information about Drawing Cartoons. For other resources in Fine Arts (e.g., curricular content in Art, Music, Drama, Dance, etc), or for lesson plans and theme pages, click the "previous screen" button below. Or, click here if you wish to return directly to the CLN menu which will give you access to educational resources in all of our subjects.