Anatomy of a Single-Panel Cartoon

Single-panel cartoons (AKA gag cartoons, AKA New Yorker cartoons) have plot, settings, characters, suspense, drama – really! It’s all there. How is this possible? It’s just some squiggles and a limited amount of words – if any at all. Let’s take a look at how these magical little one-frame movies do it: TIME A cartoon […]

Drawing Critters

How to get the anatomy right even when you’re being weird A while back, I went on a thing of drawing mechanical creatures. One of them was a grasshopper. Even though I made it out of clockwork and things, I wanted the physical characteristics to be correct. If I’d drawn this from memory, I would’ve […]