Political Cartoons: Raise Your Voice, Visually!

Joel Aguero, Designer & Developer

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7 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

    • Sketching

    • Make It Digital

    • Digital Cleanup

    • 4 coloring

    • 5 export share

    • 6 conclusion


About This Class

Too often, people limit their political engagement to words alone. Visuals can be a compelling, emotionally-charged, and even cathartic method of communicating your perspective to the world. In this class, you'll learn how to go from simple, hand-drawn sketches to polished, digital, and well-colored illustrations that you can share online.

I created this course to be simple and illustrative. Depending on your level of comfort with Photoshop or an image editor, it will take anywhere from 20 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

By the end, you'll have a beautiful digital illustration to share with friends, print and hang on your wall, or post on the Internet. It's a simple way of leveling up your drawings and making them more engaging for followers and friends online.


  • Pen
  • Plain white paper
  • Adobe Photoshop (or equivalent software)
  • Camera (smartphone cameras totally work)

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Joel Aguero

Designer & Developer

I am a UX/UI designer and frontend developer in the Bay Area. I've studied and practiced design for 6+ years with large international companies, small startups, and many in between. I love design because of the role it plays in problem-solving. I love building my designs because of the satisfaction inherent in bringing an idea to life.

I work as a digital products consultant now and love helping my clients make their software ideas successful. In my free time, I try to help out with po...

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