Simon Kneebone – Cartoons – 3 Second Stories

SimonKneeboneWorkshop Title:

Cartoons – 3 Second Stories

Workshop Description:

It takes about 3 seconds to read a cartoon. Those 3 seconds can be enough to tease your thoughts, question attitudes and the status quo – rethink the story.    In this workshop we will investigate how this 3 Second Story works.     in the first half of the workshop we will dissect some cartoon and comic strip examples and experiment with the techniques they reveal.    In the second half we will play around with ideas for using our 3 Second Story principles in new ways  to continue to sow ideas for change –  and fun in readers’ heads.

If people got the best of the session what would they leave with?

That the 3 Second Story principle is a valuable addition to any tool box for change. It has many applications beyond cartoons.

How is this session connected to the conference theme?

Cartoons by their design require a reader to interpret the ideas they present and reassess their own attitudes to an issue. They are provocative. Evolving attitudes is, I believe, an essential driver of cultural change.

About the Workshop Presenter:

I have been a freelance cartoonist for over 30 years, working for a wide range of not-for-profit and government organisations. I have used cartoons and graphics to convey information, messages and ideas quickly and efficiently. I am interested in how cartoons and graphics can evolve and continue to spark fresh ideas about their world in readers’ heads.

| May 6th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized |

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