Editorial 'Toons & Illustration, Process/Creation

Editorial 'Toons & Illustration, Process/Creation

$30.00
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# 2.00 hours

3 - 30 participants

2.00 hours online

3 - 30 participants

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Karl F. Wimer is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator of sports, business, and all things random, published in books, magazines, and newspapers across five continents. His experience as a two-sport college athlete provides unique perspective on the world of sports. Years of work in the trenches as a marketing executive inform his visual commentary on the business world, and provide a platform for his expertise in creative ideation and brainstorming. Karl’s been a syndicated cartoonist for the Cartoonist Group while regularly creating work for WoodyPaige.com, Mile High Sports Magazine, Denver Business Journal, Investment Professional, and Central European Business Weekly. He’s been a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Karl’s cartoons have won multiple 1st Place Awards (Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado Press Association, Party Toons). His work has appeared annually in the Best US Editorial Cartoons of the Year book, in USAToday, NPR, Fox News, and in college economics textbooks. Additionally, Karl has created over 80 whiteboard videos for an array of clients, combining his marketing and branding experience with his cartooning skills. Although Karl has had some formal training, he is mostly self-taught and brings a fresh and accessible approach to teaching art and the process.

Award-winning editorial cartoonist and illustrator Karl Wimer will walk you through what it takes to plan and create artwork for storytelling through cartoons and illustration. He will take you through relevant elements of the history of the craft and where it is going, with a wide array of examples from well-known giants in the industry to the less famous influencers. He will share a deep toolbox of idea generators for landing on "The Idea" that drives a great piece of effective editorial art. And then Karl will take students through the rest of the creation process for a finished piece of work. Processes and approaches vary for everyone, so he will offer up many paths and resources that can help a budding editorial cartoonist or illustrator get started in a way that fits their individual style. 
This class is meant for beginner to intermediate artists.

Class elements and areas of study:
  • Overview of some of top editorial cartoonists and illustrators
  • History of illustration and cartooning
  • Discussion of various tools
  • Ideation process for early development of a cartoon/illustration
  • Basic character creation
  • Layout and composition of a cartoon/illustration
  • Process from draft to completion
  • Coloring
  • Final product delivery
  • Beyond paper and 2 dimensions - where cartoons and illustrations can live outside of traditional settings
  • Where to find cartoon and illustration jobs and projects

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Karl F. Wimer is an award-winning cartoonist and illustrator of sports, business, and all things random, published in books, magazines, and newspapers across five continents. His experience as a two-sport college athlete provides unique perspective on the world of sports. Years of work in the trenches as a marketing executive inform his visual commentary on the business world, and provide a platform for his expertise in creative ideation and brainstorming. Karl’s been a syndicated cartoonist for the Cartoonist Group while regularly creating work for WoodyPaige.com, Mile High Sports Magazine, Denver Business Journal, Investment Professional, and Central European Business Weekly. He’s been a member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. Karl’s cartoons have won multiple 1st Place Awards (Society of Professional Journalists, Colorado Press Association, Party Toons). His work has appeared annually in the Best US Editorial Cartoons of the Year book, in USAToday, NPR, Fox News, and in college economics textbooks. Additionally, Karl has created over 80 whiteboard videos for an array of clients, combining his marketing and branding experience with his cartooning skills. Although Karl has had some formal training, he is mostly self-taught and brings a fresh and accessible approach to teaching art and the process.