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Cartoonist Bootcamp

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Jon Chad
Solar System: Our Place in Space


Jon Chad was born and raised in Vermont but now lives in Sacramento, CA where he is obsessed with giant robots, screen-printing, and bookmaking. Chad has been commissioned by Cartoon Network to make artist books based on shows like Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. He is the author of Leo GeoScience Comics: Volcanoes, and the illustrator of Science Comics: Solar System. Chad is the creator of the multi-format immersion narrative BAD MASK. He also drew the art package for The Jetsons pinball machine for The Pinball Company and Spooky Pinball.

Have you wanted to draw a comic, but don't know where to start? Have you drawn comics before, but want a couple tips and tricks to take your comics to the next level?! Do you want to hang out and draw some dragons and hotdogs with other cartoonists?!? If the answer is "yes" to any of that then bring a piece of paper, a pencil, and your imagination to this all-ages comics workshop with cartoonist Jon Chad. Comics are for everyone, and anyone can make them!

Suggested Material List:

  • Blank Scrap Paper (any color)
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Download: Bonus Cartooning Primer

Workshop sponsored by The Eliot School