I considered doing a series of instructional posts like this, but posting even one felt kind of arrogant, so I never followed up. From time to time I get the itch to do some more material along these lines, pushing the idea that it’s possible to make good comics even if, like me, you have virtually no artistic talent or training. Cartooning is really easy, but that doesn’t mean people should get all lazy about it.
My current bug is getting people to make characters look distinct from one another. So many cartoonists give all their characters the same age, ethnicity, and body type. Don’t do this! How hard is it to vary your characters’ heights, at least? Don’t just give everybody different hairdos! Don’t make me come over there!
Sorry. I have theories. Lots of theories.