Cartooning and Narrative Illustration


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This online course features the following types of interaction:

  • Live meetings
  • Live critiques

Focusing on the direct, iconic imagery of the cartoon, this drawing course teaches the elements of design, along with expressive and abstract illustration to focus the eye in support of storytelling. This course covers the mechanics of narrative techniques in story-driven art. Students will develop skills in using the theories and principles of design to assist in the storytelling process in various forms of media. With a focus on the specifics of comics design, a specific focus will be on the organization of space and time in panel and page design that is unique to the language of comics.

This online class uses the Zoom platform.

Excited about comics? This class is part of the Visual Storytelling and Comics Certificate Program.

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LJ Baptiste is an art educator and cartoonist from Boston. He has collaborated with media giants such as Google, Hasbro, and PBS to produce essential works of art. He is best known for his ongoing comic book series, COMIXSCAPE, which features the adventures of a bright-eyed, perpetually preteen boy and his raccoon sidekick. In addition, he works … Read more