“Learn Cartooning Not Because You Want To Be A Cartoonist, But To Enrich Your Life And The Lives Of Others With Your Art”
What You Can Do With The Skills
Below are some examples what I can do with cartooning.
Draw for your clients or self-published a story book with an educational and inspirational angle in mind.
Write, draw and publish your own comic strip that leaves a strong impression.
Print or email a card to your clients or people that you want to stay in touch.
Create your own avatar and promote your services
Create beautiful mascot that becomes ambassador for your business image.
Use cartoon to secure attention and increase reader's interest in your published content.
Why Cartoon Works
Curiosity and humour are the number one factors why people find cartoon entertaining
"It used to be our hunting ground."
1. Grab Attention
It acts like a pattern interrupt. The image stops you in the path when you are reading a passage.
2. Form Impression
Our mind begins to form association when interpreting the picture.
3. Generate Discussion
We began to share and talk about the deeper issues that connect with our concerns.
Comics Can Show A Different Side Of A Story
Showing a story is more effective than telling as a picture can say it all
1. We read from left to right and down
Our eyes roam around each panel and anchor at images that are dark or prominent looking.
2. We interpret the text in the speech bubble
Our mind is trying to form meaning based on the image and the words in each panel.
3. We make sense from the sequence of panels
Our mind generates an impression that we can relate with based on previous memories or experiences we have encountered.
Impression Are Made Through Humour And Surprises!
"AHA...That's How People Are Able To Pay Attention And Remember Our Messages"
How Cartoon Made Learning Fun And Easy In A Corporate Training Session
Cartoon triggers imagination in brainstorming sessions
As the Research & Insights person of a media agency, part of my job is to power our working teams with market information, knowledge and trends updates. During COVID-19 pandemic, many research houses and media vendors have been sharing various reports to show the impact and implications of this crisis to lives of consumers and businesses. Amidst all hard core research pieces on COVID-19, I’ve decided to use Cartoon drawing to share my thoughts and observations with teams through a more light-hearted way. I’ve created ‘A Day in my Life during COVID-19”, “My Consumer Journey during COVID-19” series, which showcase some of my personal experiences during COVID-19 as a consumer, and highlighted key marketing implications in respond to each scenario. By doing so, I hope to capture attention of readers and trigger “Food for Thoughts” for our working teams, clients and/or working partners.
Both the pieces have been well-received by colleagues in Singapore, as well as those around the world when shared in yammer group. Many have shared praises and find the approach brilliant - SIMPLE, INTERESTING, INSIGHTFUL, EASY TO UNDERSTAND and most importantly, it RESONATES well with them. - Tan Yee Tong
Cartoon And Comics Goes Together With National Education
Ministry of Education (MOE) uses cartoon to educate students on the COVID-19 outbreak.
Asiapac Books insight review on how comics and graphic novels can play a role in children's education.
"Imagine living in an ideal world where drawing is not an issue...and you have unlimited ideas flowing into you. What would you like to do?"
"Who would you BE?"
"I Shall Be Myself"
"Finishing What I Started
28 Years Ago.
To Be A Cartoonist
And A Teacher."
Ho See Kum
"The First Step You Need To Do Is To Be Clear Of Your Purpose And Your Super Power"
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