The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 16th November – Gag Cartoon!

This week, it’s over to Bridie Jackson, a musician based in Newcastle, who challenges you to create your own gag cartoon!

“Hello! My name is Bridie Jackson and I’m a musician based in Newcastle. I did the 64 Million Artists The January Challenge back in 2018 because I needed a bit of creative inspiration during the winter. I had so much fun, and it completely took me out of my comfort zone! So I recommend it to everyone.
I started ‘doodling’ as a result of doing The January Challenge, having never really done this before and now I absolutely love it. I find it relaxing, stimulating and best of all, the finished results amuse my friends no end, and we all certainly need a laugh at the moment.”

Do
Have a go at drawing a gag cartoon! A gag cartoon is also known as a ‘spot’ or ‘pocket’ cartoon, and is a funny drawing to make you laugh, or comment on current events. Follow Bridie’s video below to learn 4 different ways in which you can get started! Anything goes – you can explore different characters, styles, topics and even puns. Have fun! 

If you have more time … 
Keep going! You could try another style, or another topic. You could colour in your cartoon. You could even turn it into a card and send it to someone (who you want to make laugh!)

Think 

How did you decide your characters or your theme? What was it like to approach the topic from a different perspective? Who would you choose to share your cartoon with?
Share
Share your gag cartoons with Bridie, and other Challengers! Share online using #64MillionArtists #TheWeeklyChallenge
Find Bridie on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

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Or, email us or share your cartoons with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues (or in your journal!)