Cartoons reveal absurd and entertaining elements in the ordinary aspects of life. This class provides an overview of the many formats, styles and expressions of the cartoon medium. By writing gag lines and sketching, students learn to create single- and multiple-frame cartoons. They learn how to look at people, discover unique features and create caricature drawings. Throughout the class the instructor discusses many of the details associated with the world of cartooning. By the end of the class students see the world from a new perspective and can express their views through drawing.