Fundamentals of Drawing and Cartooning Course to start Jan. 31 at RCC

ASHEBORO (January 13, 2017)

Randolph Community College is offering a new course for would-be artists beginning this month. “Fundamentals of Drawing and Cartooning” introduces the basics of drawing and creating caricatures and cartoon characters. The course will meet from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 31 – March 9, in Room 117 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus.

In this course, students will discover drawing materials, elements of design, basic forms, simple cartoon forms/characters, naturalistic drawing and cartooning, imaginary creature drawing, caricaturing people and animals, the “gag” cartoon, the basics of superheroes and villains, and sequential art.

Instructor Bill Lunsford studied cartooning in New York City and worked alongside well-known talents such as John Buscema and Don Heck, both who worked with Marvel Comics on such titles as “The Avengers,” “Daredevil,” “Ironman,” “Silver Surfer,” and “Conan the Barbarian.” After studying in NYC, Bill returned to North Carolina where he spent more than 25 years in advertising as a storyboard artist and illustrator.

The cost of the course is $70. For more information or to register, contact RCC’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division at 336-633-0268.