Cartoon Drawing for Digital Animation

This is the place to find all kinds of extra information required for ARTDM 165-166


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Weekend Homework Drawing Project

Draw yourself as a Zombie
Full page in your sketchbook.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

APE is coming

Concourse Exhibition Center
835 8th Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Oct. 12-13, 2013
APE continues to be on the forefront of the self-publishing movement. Its latest event featured over 400 exhibitors, including some of the leading independent comics publishers, plus hundreds of creators and self-publishers, and over 5,000 attendees. In addition to its Exhibit Hall, APE features a full programming schedule, special guests, workshops, and the Comic Creator Connection (CCC), a program featured at all three Comic-Con sponsored events. The CCC pairs up aspiring comics writers and artists, in hopes of creating the next great comics collaboration.

The special guest list for APE 2013 includes:
  • Colleen Coover, Eisner Award-winning artist and co-creator (with husband Paul Tobin) of Bandette
  • Bill Griffith, the legendary creator of Zippy the Pinhead
  • Anders Nilsen, author and artist of the graphic novels Big Questions, The End, and Dogs and Water, among others.
  • Diane Noomin, creator of DiDi Glitz and editor of the Twisted Sisters anthologies of women cartoonists.
  • Raina Telgemeier, the author and illustrator of the graphic novels Smile and Drama, both #1 New York Times bestsellers.
  • Paul Tobin, Eisner Award-winning writer and co-creator (with wife Colleen Coover) of Bandette
  • Ron Turner, Bay area comix and publishing legend behind Last Gasp
  • Dan Vado, SLG Publshing head and APE founder
This is your chance to meet new illustrators, cartoonists, and graphic novelists, you can ask them about portfolios or how they got started. If you go to the website you can signup a head of time for a personalized portfolio review This is an awesome event for all...! Extra credit for anyone that goes and shows me a picture of themselves from the sales floor. I will be going all day on Sunday the 13, all are welcome to join me. 

Check out the website:

Last year students from DVC hosted a table and sold comics at APE. Several students will be returning again this year! So come on out, make new friends, learn about the business, and earn extra credit for class. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Homework Drawing Project

To get in the mood for October draw your version of the Great Pumpkin from the Peanuts Halloween special. Due next Thursday, full page in your sketchbook.

165 Students on Thursday you will work on the leaf project.
166 Students on Thursday you will present your 3 animal animations and be prepared to present your final ideas for your Bible Project.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Weekend Homework Drawing Project

For the weekend drawing homework I would like you to try drawing yourself as an over the top 
Basil Wolverton / Tex Avery style cartoon character. As always use your red/blue pencil and add Ink on top. We will look at them in class on Tuesday after the ACME broadcast. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Homework Drawing

Great Job Tonight...
165 Homework: Due Thursday in your sketchbook full page, inked. On Thursday we will continue the leaf drop.

 Myself as a 20's-30's character
166 Students be ready to show 
your animations on Tuesday 
the 24th for ACME.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Weekend Homework

Sample Artwork


1. In your sketchbook, bring in 2-3 inked sketches of possible trees for the animation. We will pick the best for the project on Tuesday. 
2. In your sketchbook, draw a single style of leaf shown from 6-8 different angles. Please ink with extra fine point marker and all the leaves should be no smaller than a dime. 
3. Make sure you read the items posted above for Tuesday and have a look at the cartoon below great moving trees and falling leaves.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Don't Panic

Don't Panic... 

165 Students: 
1. Next class, be prepared to turn in your inked comic. Neatness counts, please make sure the artwork lines up with the folds. Please upload a copy of the draft and the final inked version onto your blog. (Use the entire page, no need to chop up your comic, up load yours the same way that I uploaded the demo) 
2. Next class, the final version of the ball bounce will be due at the end of class. You will have some time to work on it in class.
3. Next class, I will demonstrate the next animation

166 Students:
1. Next class, be prepared to show your character pages for all three animals.(See earlier post for character page details.)
2. On September 24 all of the animatics are due at the end of class.
3. Next class be prepared to talk about your concept for the Bible project.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mini Comic Homework

On Tuesday we will look at the pencil drafts and Thursday look at the final versions.
Pencil Version For Tuesday

Inked Version Due Thursday

165 Homework Reading

Read pages 84-95 in the Williams text

166 Students

166 Students

Your "Cartoon Bible" project will be a variation of the 1952 Warner Brothers cartoon "Feed the Kitty" I will place more information about the contents of the Cartoon Bible into the Scratch folder in the classroom.