Bruce Eric Kaplan
Political Cartooning 101
Political cartoons provide an important record of the times. They reflect the values, conflicts and important issues in a society. Analyzing political cartoons will allow students to develop both factual knowledge and interpretive skills. It is easiest to teach this skill using a current event with which students are familiar. Once the students have mastered the analysis of current events, they should able to approach similar tasks with historical cartoons and drawings.( From the Kennedy Center’s Artsedge program.
Humor in politics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg7J3yHE28s
Roz Chaste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy-FMZc07bo new Yorker
Roz chaste CBS Sunday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cx8SDdsg3Y
Bruce Kaplan New Yorker http://www.npr.org/2015/04/02/397063040/new-yorker-cartoonist-and-tv-producer-writes-honest-portrait-of-his-parents
Jeff Stahler Columbus Dispatch
Scott Stantis Chicago Tribune
1. Find a popular culture event or headline from the news that is ripe for skewering. Analyze the meaning. What does it connect to in our culture? Social mores? Political leanings?
2. In your sketchbook, think up two separate ideas for the same event or situation you are skewering/satirizing.
3. On a good piece of Bristol board, sketch in pencil first. Pen and ink next. Minimal watercolor for emphasis or value.