Satire and Humor Festival: Joke in a Box

Satire and Humor Festival: Joke in a Box with Emily Flake

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Class Description

JOKE IN A BOX - Gag Cartooning. An introduction to the subtle wizardry that is gag cartooning. We’ll be doing exercises meant to generate ideas, spark jokes, and inspire cartoons in the single-panel format. If we do this right, you’ll walk out with a stack of beginnings and ideas for comics that you’re excited about. If we do it wrong, I’ll be left tied to a pole covered in gasoline out in the desert somewhere. Worried about your drawing skills, or lack thereof? Don’t be. Some of the best cartoonists really can’t draw for shit. But we’ll cover a bit of technique, too, promise.

Instructor: Emily Flake

Emily Flake is a cartoonist, writer, performer, and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. Her cartoons run regularly in The New Yorker, and she’s unbearably stuck-up about it. She's taught at QED, SVA, The New School, and elsewhere, including at the Future of Storytelling summit last fall.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  • Mar 23, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    at The Magnet Training Center
    (22 West 32nd Street, bet. Broadway and 5th Ave., 10th floor)

Show Schedule*

  • This class does not include a performance.