If you are a kid, and you like cartoons, this is the web page for you!
Travel to the International Museum of Cartoon Art in Boca Raton, Florida to learn about some famous cartoonists. Click the back arrow when you are done to return to this page.
|Al Jaffee||Bill Keane|
|Mort Walker||Jim Davis|
|Charles Shulz||Mike Peters|
After you have learned about one of these famous cartoonists, click here to tell us about your trip.
In this step you can learn to identify different types of humor used in cartoons. Click on the words to find their definitions and an example. Then try taking the challenge!
Once you have looked at a type of humor try taking this challenge:
(To find the definitions for other terms click here.)
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1. Think of a story, event or situation.
2. Try to tell the story in the fewest words possible.
3. Create a storyboard.
4. Create a Cartoon.
Long ago, many of the people on earth could not read! Therefore, stories were told in pictures. Although these drawings didn't usually depict humor, you could call this an early version of cartooning. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and the people of the Middle Ages, all used pictures to tell their stories. We have collected some of our own examples of this kind of art. Look at the pictures carefully, then tell us what you think these ancient people might have been trying to say!
Would you like to become a "virtual" cartoonist? We have provided some pre-drawn situations and facial features that will allow you to customize your own cartoon. Simply select from the various options given to create your own "virtual" cartoon.
First select a situation - The background, plot, and dialog of your character all work together to create a humorous situation for your cartoon. Pick from one of the pre-set school situations provided.
Math Test -----Lunch Face----English Test
Five very talented fifth grade students developed this web page. Click on their names to meet them!
We hope you have enjoyed your visit to our web site. Please leave your comments and suggestions here.
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