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5 Videos (12m)
    • Cartooning • Design Intro

    • Cartooning • Design part I

    • Cartooning • Design part II

    • Cartooning • Design part III

    • Cartooning • Design Outro


About This Class

I can help you design your own cartoon characters. Create cartoon version(s) of yourself, your pet or any animals, people or creatures you can imagine. Make characters inspired by real life and mix in fantasy for fun storytelling. Design characters, expressions, backgrounds, short stories and more. Recommended for people ages 8 to 88. :)

Supplies recommended for the class include Strathmore drawing paper / pad for pencil and ink & an acid free Strathmore paper sketch book, Strathmore bristol paper (smooth surface), #2 (HB) art pencil(s) such as Straedtler, a Paper Mate white pearl eraser, a non photo blue pencil such as Prismacolor, broad tip black art marker(s) such as Prismacolor and medium / fine tip black art marker(s) such as Micron 8 & 5.


Cartooning • Designing Characters Intro





Brian Cattapan

Cartoonist, Illustrator, Writer, Voice Actor, etc.

Brian Cattapan is a Cartoonist, Creator of Comics, Graphic Artist, Illustrator, Painter, Writer, Voice Actor, Director, Producer, Publisher, Instructor, Animator, Editor, Motivator and he is somewhat Renowned for inspiring fellow aspiring creative people of all ages.

Education includes; Cartooning, The Arts, Creative Writing, Acting, Animation, Production, and more at Columbia College • Chicago, IL & NW Film Center School • Portland, OR.

Employment includes; Freelance Cartooning and Illustrating since 1991 for Businesses, Networks and Individuals. 

Creator of Comics & Comic series since 1998, published in Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Newspapers, Magazines & Online. Including the popular series, 'ZEEK... The Martian Geek' ... 'VAMPIRES Need Love, Too!', 'CERTAIN Confusion', 'Mum's The Word', etc.

Creator of animated shorts / WIP cartoon series & WIP animated movies of the five series; 'ZEEK... The Martian Geek', 'VAMPIRES Need Love, Too!', 'Quarter Century GIRL', 'Comic Nerds in LOVE' and 'CrAzY Pets Strike Back'.

Instructor / Teacher and Mentor of Cartooning & Animation to Fourth Grade Students in 2003.

And an all around fun guy who makes for a talented and eccentric professional Cartoonist. :)