ART OF CARTOONING WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 13th, 2016
(Pictures taken by Jen Babineau)
Here is a selection of the three dozen or
so pictures taken during our hour and a half in the Androscoggin Room at APL.
In these first few, the victim's-er-attendees
were arriving and Mr. J was playing meet and greet while he handed out the
This is Reese and Carol meeting Mr. J.
Dan and David arrive and are obviously awed
by the hugeness of Mr. J. who has grown to nearly sixteen feet tall.
In this one, we have Susan Geismar (on the
far left) the library Development Coordinator, and in the checked shirt, is
Marty Gagnon, the
See, here is one of those situations.
Behind Mr. J is Wendy with her son (we didn't get a name-Arrrg. My kingdom
for a name tag!!),
Marty makes introductions for this part of their Editorial Cartooning series.
Dot came in a few minutes late but still got the bulk of the workshop.
Mr. J starts into the history of sequential art that he prepared (see hand-outs above) which covers a lot of ground in three pages.
Mr. J starts into the mechanics of cartooning and shows off a finished page from the Parverian Tales.
Mr. J pulls out his inking equipment and shows off everything from Speedball pens to Marsmatic technical pens.
Mr J. answers a question about art to wording ratio with a side order of the evils of art shrinkage.
The creation of the three panel strip beings, and the floor is opened for an idea for the gag. Dot has an idea from her own work.
Dan poses the horse joke. Yup, he's to blame.
Rough layout begins.
Looking for a conclusion to top the "long face" pun.
Combining two ideas, we have our punch line, and we move swiftly into creating our bartender character.
The original concept was much more sinister
than the final product, with his beady eyes and eye patch. He was much
furrier to begin
With the work done, we held a drawing for
the prize giveaway, which was this nifty and kinda rare copy of the first four
The next three images showcase the table of
visual aids that Mr. J used during the workshop with collections of strips from
L'il Abner and Pogo
This final picture is of the actor Conrad
Veidt from The Man Who Laughs in 1928. This is just makeup for the part he
played in the movie,
Well, that's about it. Again, we
apologize about the lack of some identifying names. If you feel strongly about
having your name