Introduction to Cartooning with Brian Tate demo

December 11, 2021


When: Dec. 11th at 11:00am

Introduction to Cartooning with Brian Tate!


Join cartoonist Brian Tate for a fun and hands-on workshop exploring the art of cartooning. You’ll learn how to use simple shapes and exaggeration to create cartoon characters, how to create expression and movement, coming up with story ideas, and the step-by-step process starting with a “rough”, pencilling, inking, shading and hatching, and finishing your cartoon with watercolour. We’ll explore how to create scenes and tell stories using the classic four-panel comic strip format. And since it is December, we will create a four-panel holiday-themed comic strip that you can print and use as a customized greeting card!



Material List:


Soft Pencil (or non-repro blue pencil)

Gum Eraser


Faber-Castell bristol board 9X12 

Pigma Micron archival ink black marker 08  or similar (must be waterproof ink)

Itoya Doubleheader Calligraphy black marker or similar (must be waterproof ink)

Watercolour Basic  1/2 pan set

Watercolour brush, medium round

Strathmore greeting cards 5” X 6 7/8” 



Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.








Artist Bio:

Brian Tate is a Victoria free-lance cartoonist, illustrator, painter, and musician. His work has been called “funny, whimsical, thought-provoking and culturally inclusive”. In addition to creating editorial-style cartoons on politics and current events, Brian also writes and draws an ongoing graphic memoir, “The One and Only”, about growing up as an only child. His cartoons and illustrations have been featured in magazines and other media. He is currently working as an illustrator for a multi-media children’s podcast. Visit his website at


December 11, 2021
11:00 am

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