Cartoonists create editorial cartoons or short comics for the Daily Bruin newspaper. Cartoonists have the freedom to come up with their own ideas and topics each week, with the occasional request from editing staff for a specific opinion or topic. You may work in traditional or digital media. We welcome all artists from all majors who have an interest in creating cartoons. Working as a cartoonist will provide valuable work experience and plenty of finished works suitable for an art portfolio.
If you'd like to see examples of cartoonist's work, see the following link:
If you have any questions regarding the cartoonist position or the application, feel free to email the Illustration Director, Kelly Brennan, at the following:
Attach a Portfolio - upload a PDF file of a collection of your recent work. You may also include a link in the PDF to your online portfolio website if you have one.
Select the art software that you are familiar with.
What is your experience with cartoons, and how would you describe your art style? What kind of illustrations are you most comfortable creating? What are your personal goals, and is art or cartooning a part of it?
Create a sample cartoon for the following story idea:
“More and more diplomas are piling up at the registrar’s office as the school year ends. Senior students appear to be forgetting to pick up their diplomas after graduating.“
You are free to interpret the story however you like.
Describe your concept and thought process behind your cartoon sample from the previous question.
Select a newspaper cartoon you like by any artist, and describe the purpose of the cartoon and how this cartoon is effective.
Upload the newspaper cartoon you chose for the previous question.
What role do cartoons have in journalism? How do you think your personal work will benefit the Daily Bruin?
How long does it usually take you to complete one cartoon?
How many cartoons would you be able to contribute each month during the school year?
This application closed on Oct. 2, 2015, 11:59 p.m.
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