In other words: Editorial Cartoons! Bad ones at that, but editorial cartoons nonetheless.
So, my high school requires seniors to complete a project for graduation and I chose editorial cartooning for mine. My goal is to get at least one of these published in a newspaper or some other sort of publication (Dunno how hard that'll be) but, before I can do that, I've gotta' work on improving my cartoons. That's where you guys come in! I'm currently being helped by a professional editorial cartoonist, but more sources of criticism should definitely help, as I'd like the opinions of more than one single person to see if I'm taking steps in the right direction or not.
I've been working on these since about August, with some pretty big lapses of motivation in-between pictures. I've got until April to get these done, at which point I need to have 12 pictures that are either inked and/or watercolored. I figure I may need to get this finished by March since I imagine I'll have to take a little time to get some published, but I don't really know too much about that right now. What matters right now is that I got to push to get as much done as I can in that timeframe, as well as make sure what I am doing is making my work progressively better, not worse. I want to improve, so that's why I'm here.
Some of this has to do with politics and social issues, but I suppose what matters most is that the point is easily gotten even by people that are not too engrossed in those subjects. Also, the art is of course important, but I'm trying to focus mostly on how to present an issue. So, yes, I'd like comments about the art and how to improve it, but that's a much further off goal. The goal is an effective editorial cartoon, which can be helped with good art, but can't be salvaged by it.
Updates will be kind of sporadic, but I'll try to have at least a few new pictures every week.
Side-note: My cartoonist friend has advised me to look at each cartoon as if it were a billboard on a highway, only to be seen for about 10 seconds by the average viewer. Part of making an effective point is to get to the heart of the subject, as well as to find the appropriate symbolism.
Enough with the text; here's pictures of my 10 most recent ones. I've spoilered the 15 before that that I have done, and I know it still loads. They are, however, not as reflective of where I am currently and where it seems I am going. Feel free to comment on them, though!
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