A couple of months ago, we posted a section from the Famous Artists Cartooning Course... Chad's Design For Television.Link
Today, we have a FA lesson on drawing animals by newspaper cartoonist, Willard Mullin.
Willard Mullin was a variety of cartoonist that doesn't exist any more... a sports page cartoonist. In the days before high speed film and well lit night games, newspapers relied on cartoonists to illustrate the sports stories that photographers were unable to shoot. They did this by caricaturing the players and team mascots to represent who was on top and who was in the doghouse.
Mullin was not only the greatest sports cartoonist of his day, he was also one of the most talented artists ever to work in newspaper comics. When it came to drawing animals, he was unmatched.
As a bonus, we've posted scans of a rare Mullin original depicting the 1935 Kentucky Derby. This comic hasn't been seen since it was originally published over 70 years ago!
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.