Doodling Funny: Finding Cartoon Ideas Through Sketching Premium class

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


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. 

69 of 70 students recommendSee All

short n sweet class to learn how to doodle better.
John's doodling classes are always fun with good tips for taking doodles farther. I try not to miss one.
I would recommend this class to anybody, who interested to learn more about visual thinking and idea generation for comics and cartoons. Mr. McNamee not only a well known cartoonist (His work - Pie comics is an endless source for inspiration and good mood) but also a professional comedy writer. He knows how the joke works, and what do you need to find your own funny ideas.
Ilya Yudovsky

Jack of art trades





John McNamee

Cartoonist and Comedy Writer

John McNamee is a comedy writer and cartoonist living in Los Angeles. For the past 8 years he has contributed to 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 also been a comic maker and reader since he first figured out how to ride his bike to the comic book store at age 8. He's drawn the comic strip Pie Comic since his freshman year of college and doesn't see any reason to stop now.