Improvising Comics: Techniques to Generate Funny Ideas

John McNamee, Cartoonist and Comedy Writer

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8 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:29
    • 2. Your Project Assignment

      1:38
    • 3. Drawing Simply

      2:40
    • 4. Generating Ideas

      2:58
    • 5. Expanding Your Ideas

      3:18
    • 6. Ending Your Comic

      6:47
    • 7. Conclusion

      3:24
    • 8. More Creative Classes on Skillshare

      0:33
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Project Description

Draw a 4 panel improvised comic

ASSIGNMENT

Create one comic that is 4 panels long by utilizing improv techniques to generate your own ideas. This project shouldn't take more than an hour or two – your goal is to embrace the spontaneity. Remember, don't worry about your comic being good, just try to have fun!

DELIVERABLE

Post in the project gallery your 4-panel comic.

RESOURCES

Check out some of my favorite sources of inspiration:

  • Tina Fey on the Rules of Improv on YouTube

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