Recently, I’ve been really enjoying working through some “how-to” cartoon books by Randy Glasbergen. Glasbergen was a prolific cartoonist who began selling his cartoons at the age of 15 and went on to create thousands of cartoons and comic illustrations for such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, Harvard Business Review, Woman’s World, and PC Connection among many others. Although he passed away at the very young age of 58, those of us passionate about creating cartoon illustrations can still learn from him via his books and writings about cartooning. Studying with such a master – even if it is now sort of from the great beyond – has been informative, entertaining and vastly helpful. I am immensely grateful that Mr. Glasbergen was so generous with sharing his knowledge and talent!
As you can see, I’ve been diligently doing my homework – which includes making silly faces and sketching the expressions I see in the mirror.
The process has already translated into simpler cartoons in my sketchbook …
(Thank you to my husband who consented to pose for this one!)
And to cartoons with a lot more character!