Doodling Funny: Finding Cartoon Ideas Through Sketching

John McNamee, Cartoonist and Comedy Writer

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
7 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction

      0:57
    • Project: Doodle Sheets

      1:18
    • Draw Anything

      2:07
    • Build Your Drawings

      4:29
    • Make Your Drawings Funnier

      2:49
    • Variations

      2:28
    • Conclusion

      2:10

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. 

96 of 97 students recommendSee All

Super fun illustration of how to do the concepts practically...otherwise concepts like inversion would make no sense to me.
Great class, the guy keeps things simple and not too long. He explains things in a way that makes you understand easily. If i have any complaint (a slight one tho), it would be that the music needs to be a bit softer.
short n sweet class to learn how to doodle better.

1,047

Students

9

Projects

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.

John has als...

See full profile