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Doodling Funny: Finding Cartoon Ideas Through Sketching

John McNamee, Cartoonist and Comedy Writer

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7 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction

    • Project: Doodle Sheets

    • Draw Anything

    • Build Your Drawings

    • Make Your Drawings Funnier

    • Variations

    • Conclusion

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About This Class

Sure we all want to make comics like the cool kids, but where do the ideas come from? In this class, cartoonist and comedysmith John McNamee will walk you through his process for brainstorming cartoons and getting the most out of those ideas.

This is the perfect class for any aspiring or veteran cartoonist who would like to add to their brainstroming toolbox, or just a fun new way to play around with drawings. This class is also a great companion piece to my other class Improvising Comics. Take them both for MAXIMUM results. 

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Extremely helpful
Idea stimulator.
Super fun illustration of how to do the concepts practically...otherwise concepts like inversion would make no sense to me.





John McNamee

Cartoonist and Comedy Writer

John McNamee is a comedy writer and cartoonist living in Los Angeles. He has contributed to the New Yorker, Mad Magazine, the Onion News Network, and Clickhole. John's comedy has been featured on CNN, IFC, McSweeny's, TV Guide, the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Gawker, and numerous other sites. He has studied and performed improv and sketch at the UCB theater in Los Angeles, where one of the founders once made fun of his pants on stage for like 2 minutes. John had it coming.

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