Are you a student who is sincerely passionate about cartooning and is hoping to contribute to the UCLA campus in a meaningful and long-lasting way? Becoming an cartoonist at the Daily Bruin may be the perfect opportunity for you!
Cartoonists create editorial cartoons or short comics for the Daily Bruin newspaper, and 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.
Students from all majors and artistic backgrounds who are experienced in either traditional or digital mediums are encouraged to apply for this position. Comprehensive training in digital art software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop) for both photo editing and digital art will be provided to all hired cartoonists and illustrators in the fall.
The Daily Bruin enables its cartoonists to refine their artistic process while obtaining valuable work experience in an exciting journalistic landscape which values, first and foremost, excellent communication. To become a cartoonist for the Daily Bruin is also to be afforded the privilege of contributing exclusively to one of the nation's most acclaimed college newspapers.
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, Juliette Le Saint 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 cartoons 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: “During finals week, the effects of sleep deprivation become especially apparent as students around campus behave quite strangely. Here are some of their stories.“ You are free to interpret this prompt 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. If applicable
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?
Illustrate your alter ego. This doesn't have to be fancy. You can be as funny or as serious about this as you want. Heck, if this is the opportunity you've been waiting for to finally tell the world who you really are deep down inside, go for it.