Aby-a-Day – December 2: Homework “Strip it Down” (Cartoon Tuesday)

Recently, I started a self-driven comic course using Drawing Words and Writing Pictures by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden as my textbook.

I did the first homework assignment, “Drawing in Action,” a couple of weeks ago and the second assignment, “Gag Me,” the week before last. This week, we move onto strips.

In this assignment, we sketch out a three- to five-panel classic comic strip which lays out a character, a situation, and a punchline.


And, since the actual homework assignment was for a thumbnail sketch, rather than a finished cartoon, here’s the thumbnail I did for this one:


(Click cartoon to embiggen, or you can view all cartoons in Slideshow mode on Flickr.)