|1. Description - |
|Fundamentals of drawing cartoons for mass communication with a variety of styles and techniques. Emphasis on skills, concepts, humor, and design. Exploration of career opportunities.|
|Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 72 or GRDS 73A.|
|2. Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- produce cartoon illustrations, utilizing verbal or non-verbal humor.
- Employ emotional expression, clarity of ideas and a definite point of view.
- Demonstrate facility with hand tools and rendering surfaces.
- Utilize contemporary style trends.
- Display familiarity with cartooning occupations.
- Show a sensitivity to multi-cultural populations responding to cartoons.
- critically evaluate, define and discuss his or her own projects and the projects of student peers.
|3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
- Drawing tables and a light table.
- When taught via Foothill Global Access: on-going access to computer with Email software and capabilities; Email address; Java-script enabled internet browsing software.
|4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Cartooning as an occupation
- Comic books (Lec)
- Newspaper strips and panels (Lec)
- Political cartoons (Lec)
- Books and magazines (Lec)
- Greeting cards (Lec)
- Posters and advertising (Lec)
- Animation (Lec)
- Novelties (Lec)
- Gag-writing and humor (Lec)
- Animation story boards (Lec)
- Caricatures (Lec)
- Character development (Lec)
- Staging and design (Lec)
- Pacing (Lec)
- Hand skills with pen, marker and brush (Lec)
- Lines and tones (Lec)
- Culturally-diverse readership (Lec)
- Rendering Cartoons
- rendering of cartoon illustrations, utilizing verbal or non-verbal humor. (Lab)
- rendering of cartoon illustrations that employ emotional expression, clarity of ideas and a definite point of view. (Lab)
- rendering of cartoon illustrations demonstrate facility with hand tools and rendering surfaces. (Lab)
- rendering of cartoon illustrations that utilize contemporary style trends. (Lab)
- rendering of cartoon illustrations that display familiarity with cartooning occupations. (Lab)
- rendering of cartoon illustrations that show a sensitivity to multi-cultural populations responding to cartoons. (Lab)
- Critique and presentation (Lab)
- presenting works of art for peer review (Lab)
- evaluation of content, context, form and technique (Lab)
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
- Evaluation of cartoons produced. Evaluation of each project is determined by how completely it fulfills the parameters and goals of the assignment.
- Participation in group discussions and critiques.
- Reading, research & writing assignments.
|7. Representative Text(s) - |
|Mc Cloud, Scott. Making Comics. New York, NY: Harper Perennial,2006. |
|8. Disciplines - |
|Graphic & Interactive Design |
|9. Method of Instruction - |
|Lecture, Discussion, Electronic discussions/chat, Laboratory, Demonstration, Class critiques. |
|10. Lab Content - |
- Cartoon drawing assignments
- Character sketches
- Model sheets
- Animation timing sheets
- Drawing cartoons in TV, film and video and panel layout formats
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Reading assignments from assigned textbook.
- Reading of handouts.
- Reading of internet research sites.
- Writing for cartoons.
- Writing portfolio and artist's statements.
- Writing research reports.
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This course is a restricted support course for the AA and Certificate of Achievement in Graphic & Interactive Design. |