Emily Flake
Cartoonist, Writer, Performer, Illustrator, and Educator
Biography
Join this introduction to the subtle wizardry that is gag cartooning, where you’ll engage in exercises meant to generate ideas, spark jokes, and inspire cartoons in the single-panel format.

Emily Flake is a cartoonist, writer, performer, illustrator, and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. She is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, as well as the Nib, Playboy, the New York Times, and many other publications. She is the author of Mama Tried: Dispatches from the Seamy Underbelly of Modern Parenting, a collections of essays and cartoons about family life, which was picked up for TV development by IFC. She performs a mix of cartoons and standup at comedy clubs throughout New York City and beyond. She is currently at work on a young adult novel and many, many other projects.
Emily Flake
Cartoonist, Writer, Performer, Illustrator, and Educator
Quick Draw: The Art of a Single Panel Cartoon

Join Emily Flake, regular cartoonist for the New Yorker, in this introduction to the subtle wizardry that is gag cartooning. You’ll engage in exercises meant to generate ideas, spark jokes, and inspire cartoons in the single-panel format. Walk out with a stack of beginnings and ideas for comics that you’re excited about. Worried about your drawing skills, or lack thereof? Don’t be! Some of the best cartoonists really can’t draw at all (but we'll cover a bit of technique, too).