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Anatomy for Cartoonists Workshop @ MoCCA

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Start Time: 06:30PM    End Time: 09:00PM

How many times have you said to yourself, “I’d love to make my
drawing more realistic—but anatomy is difficult!”?

Well, this is your chance to take the most exciting, informative
drawing course you’ll ever find, taught by the accomplished teaching
team of R. SIKORYAK (RAW magazine, The Daily Show) and KRIOTA WILLBERG
(The Swedish Institute). Here’s what the duo says about their

“A lot can be communicated about a person or animal through their
physical appearance. Understanding the way the body looks and works
helps illustrators draw their characters so that the artwork conveys
personality. This course will teach students how to create real or
imaginary characters—in any style—that are consistent and

Through PowerPoint presentations, in-class exercises, and at-home
assignments, students will learn to see and draw the structures and
tissues that give the body shape and character. Willberg
will—literally!—draw on live models to trace muscle groups and
bony landmarks. Sikoryak will demonstrate the application of
anatomical understanding to any cartooning style. Students will
practice drawing from live models in class and learn to apply the
lessons to their own characters.


(1) Students will need to bring drawing materials—charcoal, pencils
(colored or not), erasers, paper [11x14 (recommended) or 18 x 24, but
not bigger]. No markers, please. Students should work with inexpensive
materials they are most comfortable with. The class isn't about
creating finished drawings as much as it is about sketching.

(2) As this is a life-drawing class, nude models will be employed.

R. SIKORYAK is the author of the recently released Masterpiece
Comics. His cartoons and parodies have appeared in RAW, Drawn and
Quarterly, Nickelodeon Magazine, the New Yorker, and MAD, among many
other publications; on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and in The
Daily Show Presents America (The Book); and in the upcoming Our Dumb
World: The Onion's Atlas of the Planet Earth. He's drawn for Marvel,
DC, and Dark Horse. Sikoryak is in the speakers program of the New
York Council of the Humanities and teaches in the illustration
department at Parsons School of Design. Since 1997, he has presented
his cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and

KRIOTA WILLBERG teaches anatomy for cartoonists and illustrators at
The Center For Cartoon Studies, anatomy in the dance department of
Marymount Manhattan College, pathology and massage therapy at the
Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences, and has taught at Bard
College, NYU, and The School of Visual Arts. She has studied personal
training and exercise. Willberg is an interdisciplinary artist, a
lecturer and blogger about film and medicine

), and a filmmaker. Her films include the dance mockumentary, The
Bentfootes (2007).


Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art

594 Broadway, Suite 401
New York, NY 10012

More Info: http://www.moccany.org/

This event was submitted by CBR.