Drawing for Comics & Cartoons

Drawing Cartoons and Comics

Hone your drawing skills and advance your personal style. With tools and tricks used by cartoonists and illustrators, create memorable characters: humorous, heroic and anything in between. Set a scene, create drama and deliver a punch line in a single image or sequentially. Get the most out of your pencil sketches, then finish them off with ink and markers. All levels welcome. This class meets at Eliot School Annex, 253 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. Limit 8 students

Course Number


Class Size


Age Range

14 +

Skill Level

All Levels




Please bring to first class:

  • a sketchbook (any kind)
  • a pad of Bristol board, at least 20 sheets, 11”x 14” or larger
  • scrap paper for testing pens, etc.
  • pencils (any kind)
  • eraser
  • glass jar for water
  • paper towels or rags

Additional supplies to be discussed in class; you may purchase in advance or wait until class discussion:

  • Acrylic ink, one jar black, one jar white (any brand)
  • Artist's drawing pens: Prismacolor or Micron brand recommended
  • Sable brushes, at least one small round and one fill brush
  • We will also discuss additional optional materials for ‘inking.’

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1: 8 Mondays, 6:30–9:30pm 

1S: Apr 1–May 20

Instructor: Jerel Dye