Welcome to our Cartoon Workshops Blogtoon, the ultimate hub of creativity. Here we aim to pass on a mass of fantastic easy to follow tips to elevate your skills and unlock endless possibilities for you as a cartoonist.

Comic Cartoons and Storyboard Artist

Posted 26th February 2024

Working as a professional comic and storyboard cartoon artist for publications and animations is a thrilling and rewarding career path. It’s a dream come true for anyone who has always been fascinated by the limitless possibilities of visual storytelling. As an artist in this field, you have the opportunity to bring characters and stories to life, entertain audiences, and collaborate with talented individuals from various disciplines.

storyboards for cartoon animation

Here’s a glimpse into what a typical day might look like:

Morning Routine:

The day usually starts with a morning routine to get into the creative zone. You might spend some time browsing online portfolios and blogs to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry, or you could begin sketching out ideas for a new project.

Brainstorming and Pitching Ideas:

Once you have an idea for a project, the next step is to pitch it to the editor or producer. This involves creating a compelling pitch deck that showcases your ideas, art style, and unique perspective. You’ll need to be able to articulate the story’s concept, target audience, and potential market.

Concept Art and Character Design:

If your pitch is accepted, you’ll move on to the concept art and character design phase. This is where you bring your vision to life by creating sketches, digital paintings, and models of the characters, settings, and props. You’ll work closely with the editor or producer to ensure that the artwork aligns with their vision for the project.


The storyboarding phase involves breaking down the script into a series of panels that visually tell the story. You’ll need to have a strong understanding of the narrative arc, pacing, and visual storytelling techniques to create an effective storyboard. This process typically involves sketching out thumbnail layouts, refining the drawings, and adding annotations to indicate dialogue and sound effects.


Throughout the project, you’ll collaborate with a diverse team of creatives, including writers, animators, voice actors, and sound designers. You’ll attend meetings, provide feedback, and make revisions to ensure that the final product meets the desired quality standards.

storyboards for cartoon animation

Final Production and Delivery:

Once the storyboard is approved, you’ll hand off your work to the animation team. You may continue to provide guidance and feedback during the production process, but your primary focus will shift to creating new content or pitching new projects. Once the animation is complete, you’ll participate in the premiere and promotion of the work, celebrating your hard work and the success of the project.

Maintaining a Work-Life Balance:

It’s essential to maintain a healthy work-life balance as a comic and storyboard cartoon artist. This might involve setting specific work hours, taking breaks to exercise or spend time with friends and family, and finding ways to unwind and recharge outside of work. Maintaining good mental and physical health will help you stay creative and productive over the long term.

storyboards for cartoon animation
storyboards for cartoon animation
storyboards for cartoon animation

A couple of cartoons I created over the Christmas period.


Posted 5th January 2024

NHS Walk Like a Pengiun Cartoon

A couple of cartoons I created over the Christmas period.


Posted 5th January 2024

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas cartoon

Not all cartoons have to be scenes. Here’a play on Santa’s ‘Ho Ho Ho’.


Posted 21st November 2023

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas cartoon

Inspiration from an evening walk. Had to jot it down, even if it was on a flight back from Austria at the time.


Posted 16th November 2023

Late night dog walk cartoon, dog has a cone over it's head, lady is concerned for the dog
Late night dog walk pic two. Walker pulls dogs lead and cone lights up as a lamp shade. Cartoon
tracing cartoon at closed window

Welcome to Cartoon Workshops ideal for schools, community groups, business events and wellbeing sessions.

You will discover the secrets to creating captivating cartoons with our immersive workshops providing you with easy to follow step-by-step guidance and invaluable techniques to enhance your artistic abilities.

Our workshops are ideal for all ages and abilities. You’ll learn how to bring your characters to life and visually tell stories that captivate.

Start your cartooning adventure today and have a great time learning!

There is no stress or pressure, just pure enjoyment of drawing.

cartoon character running

Have you ever experienced the sheer joy of putting pencil to paper and watching your imagination come to life?

We believe in the incredible power of drawing and its ability to unlock endless possibilities for self-expression, creativity, and storytelling.

Drawing is not just a hobby; it’s an art form that allows you to visually communicate ideas and emotions in a unique and captivating way. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, our immersive workshops are designed to help you tap into your artistic abilities and take your cartooning skills to new heights.

Join us on a cartooning adventure where you’ll uncover the secrets to creating captivating cartoons. Our easy-to-follow step-by-step guidance and invaluable techniques will empower you to bring your characters to life and visually tell stories that captivate hearts and minds.

Whether you’re a student, a teacher, a business professional, or simply someone looking to explore their creative side, our workshops are tailored to accommodate all ages and abilities. From schools and community groups to business events and wellbeing sessions, we provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can learn and grow.

At Cartoon Workshops, we believe that learning how to draw shouldn’t be a chore but a delightful journey of self-discovery and personal growth. We are dedicated to creating a supportive and engaging environment, ensuring that every participant feels inspired and encouraged throughout their cartooning adventure.

So why wait? Start your cartooning adventure today and unveil the joy of drawing. Unleash your creative potential and become the best cartoonist you can be. Join Cartoon Workshops and learn how to draw the best cartoons!

Please remember all work is protected under copyright ©2023 to Chris Altham, ensuring our unique creations are valued and respected.

Chris & Irene

Posted 24th October 2023

For Parents and Guardians

If you help to unlock your child’s creativity, you unlock their potential for growth and development through the power of drawing. Drawing goes beyond just creating nice images; it nurtures essential skills that shape young minds.

From enhancing fine motor skills which helps with precision hand to eye coordination, to fostering imagination and problem-solving abilities, drawing provides a platform for self-expression and self-discovery.

Whether they’re tracing, exploring 2D and 3D forms, shading, or even diving into the world of comic art, your child will embark on a journey of learning that encompasses speed, movement, spatial awareness, and so much more.

Drawing cartoons is often from memory, recalling objects, colours, scenes, mix this with a sprinkle of imagination and it becomes a great stimulous for the brain.

Cartooning and drawing in general, provides a quality focus away from day to day pressures and stresses. Children are able to express themselves without any level of anxiety from others through perhaps lack of confidence.

With drawing, they’ll not only see lines come to life but also witness their own confidence and cognitive abilities soar. Embrace the transformative benefits of drawing and watch your child’s creativity bloom.

Posted 27th October 2023

Discover the profound wellbeing benefits gained from drawing.

Are you ready to dive into a world where creativity meets mindfulness? Drawing goes beyond mere lines on paper; it has the incredible ability to transform your wellbeing. Embark on this journey of self-discovery and explore the profound benefits gained from the art of drawing.

Engaging in the act of drawing can transport you to a realm of calm and serenity, allowing your mind to find solace amidst the chaos of everyday life. As you pick up that pencil or pen, you unlock a gateway to a world where worries and stress melt away, replaced by a sense of peacefulness and tranquility.

Drawing is not just for the skilled or the artistic; it is a practice that welcomes everyone, regardless of experience or talent. It is a beautiful process that encourages self-expression, enabling you to communicate your thoughts, emotions, and deepest desires without saying a single word.

This captivating journey of drawing also invites you to embrace and celebrate imperfections. In a world that often demands perfection, drawing provides you with a safe space to make mistakes, learn from them, and grow. It teaches you resilience, allowing you to see beauty in the imperfect and find joy in the process itself.

Beyond its therapeutic qualities, drawing also enhances your cognitive abilities. By training your brain to observe and analyze the world around you, you develop a remarkable level of focus, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills. It is a mental workout that sharpens your mind while nurturing your creative spirit.

Discover the magic of drawing, where your imagination knows no bounds. With each stroke, you unlock doors to new perspectives, unveiling hidden treasures within yourself. Embrace the wonders of exploring your inner world and let your creativity soar to new heights.

Allow drawing to become your sanctuary, a place of refuge where you can connect with yourself on a profound level. Uncover the therapeutic benefits, experience the joy of creation, and tap into a limitless well of self-expression.

Don’t let the opportunity slip away. Start your journey to profound wellbeing through the profound art of drawing today. Engage in the art form that unlocks endless possibilities for self-expression, creativity, and storytelling. Immerse yourself and elevate your cartooning skills to new heights. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced artist, our easy-to-follow guidance and invaluable techniques will empower you to bring your characters to life and captivate hearts and minds. Join us on a delightful journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Start your cartooning adventure today and learn how to draw the best cartoons!

Posted 19th October 2023

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Eyes cartoon
White dog with blue spots cartoon
teeth cartoon
Cartoon character running
Ginger cat cartoon
sleeve cartoon

All work protected under copyright ©2023 to Chris Altham.