Course Description

Delve into the world of editorial cartoons and their fascinating history of shaping political discourse. These cartoons, laden with satire, offer a unique blend of social commentary, critique, and humor. The process of crafting an editorial cartoon involves choosing a timely topic, brainstorming ideas, and creating a concept, all without requiring advanced drawing skills. Whether drawn digitally or on paper, these cartoons distill complex issues into visually accessible forms, providing a potent means of expression and societal reflection.

Learn about the history, controversies and functionality of these satirical works of art and then create your own editorial cartoon. No previous drawing experience required.


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