Education: How To Be A Cartoonist In 16 Easy Pages

Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure

Yesterday, one of Animation Resources’ most faithful friends Sherm Cohen stopped by with a contribution for our collection of vintage cartooning courses. It’s hard to imagine packing a whole course in cartooning into sixteen 4×6 inch pages, but this pamphlet from WWII attempts to do just that. There’s plenty of GI type humor in here… I’m sure the suggestion to sketch the anatomy of the men in the shower was made with tongue firmly planted in cheek! There’s a lot of fun drawings in here. Enjoy!

Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure
Armed Forces Cartooning Brochure

Thanks, Sherm for sharing this with us!

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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9 Responses to “Education: How To Be A Cartoonist In 16 Easy Pages”

  1. Cool stuff, Steve! I like that juicy ink line, and how the pages get the basics of cartooning down in such a clear way!

  2. GS says:

    Wow! what a concise treasure!!! Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Kitty M Love says:

    LOVE IT!!!THANKS FOR SHARING THIS SHERM!!!!

  4. Nice! Good stuff, I wonder if any of the military ever used these to their advantage.

  5. Miwa says:

    Very interesting- I learned some stuff.
    But yeah- the racial part kinda got to me (especially since I’m both black and japanese) but like @10dont said, that was how things where back then… unfortunately.
    ~Otherwise- it’s cool. More study material for me :D

  6. phardt says:

    cool stuff… reminds me a lot of the andy loomis cartooning book “fun with a pencil.” wonder if he had a hand in that pamphlet, or maybe someone was just borrowing from him a bit?

  7. joud says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this article ,I LOVE IT !! i have alot of free time these days so i’ll be filling it with practicing :D

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