An interesting approach to cartooning from the New Yorker.
Anyone stumbling upon this, try it out as a New Yorker contest, but also send me your drawings funny or not using the cues.
TEST YOUR CARTOON CREATIVITY
Well, that was a good time, wasn’t it? But why should the cartoonists have all the fun? Now it’s your turn.
Here again are the shapes for you to work with:
Just combine the three pieces anyway you like. They can be any size, and they can be made of any material. You can send us your result three ways: Reply to us on Tumblr, post on our cartoon Facebook page, or tweet your drawing with the hashtag #tnydrawing. I’ll discuss the best entries next week.
P.S. You can try to be funny or just functional, but, either way, I think you are going to do splendidly. Why? Well, as I’ve explained, the research indicates that people with a good sense of humor tend to be good at creative tasks, and since you’re reading a blog from the cartoon editor, I’m going to assume you have a good sense of humor. And there’s experimental evidence that simply exposing subjects to humorous stimuli before having them engage in an unrelated creative task makes them more creative. So consider yourself exposed, and get on with it.