P.O.W.! Challenge 14
Deadline: Sunday, October 5, 2008, 11:59 pm anywhere in the world.
Topic: EDITORIAL CARTOONS
We're taking a break and doing something a little different while I get the other comic variations arranged. This time out, we're going to do FIVE Editorial Cartoons like the do for the Opinion/Political section of most newspapers. These are ONLY black and white, but can be done in just about any media (line or continuous tone) that would allow newspaper reproduction without getting all ugly. This rules out extremely subtle shadings and "wispy" drawings that are on the weak side.
To give you an idea of what we're looking for, I've posted a few samples from various sources below that cover the political range from Right (Mike Lester) to Left (Steve benson) and and everything in between (Chuck Asay, Daryl Cagle, Matt Davies, and Robert Arail). One of the artists is black (Keith Knight).
Editorial cartoons are NOT necessarily POLITICAL. They cover just about every thing that might make people think or get excited--ecology, industry, corporations, the world, war, global warming, teenagers/babies/elderly, etc. The idea is to make a point as fast as possible in a clean, incisive way.
Sizes vary, but for our assignment, we're going to use a panel that's approximately 6 inches high and seven inches wide. Anything close in proportion or size is acceptable--I just want to make sure it comes across on the monitor screen.
These are usually done ONE A DAY, but for our Challenge, I'm going to be nice and give you THREE WEEKS to do just FIVE cartoons. Scatter the subject matter as much as you can. (Just look through your newspaper or the TV news to see what pisses you off or tweaks your interest.)
All five should be done in a recognizable style that you think you're comfortable with so you appear as a "standard" item and your audience can find you quickly. The word cartoon is used here, but for editorial purposes, that term covers a lot of territory. You can be as cartoony or as realistic or graphic as you want. Just do it consistently.
This thread will be the place you ask questions on this challenge, trash talk, post WIPs and post your final art.
Good luck. Ask questions if there's something confusing or I forgot something.
P.O.W.! Challenge 15 will be posted before Sunday Midnight, October 5, 2008.