This course explores the conception and production of illustrations that use humor to communicate ideas. Students analyze humorous art produced by renowned illustrators such as Seymour Chwast, Edward Sorel, R.O. Blechman, Steven Guarnaccia, Ralph Steadman, Elwood Smith and Gary Baseman. Traditional and digital techniques are demonstrated. Character development, design, stylization, distortion and exaggeration are practiced to develop a personal look. Students explore the many venues that showcase humorous art, including magazines, greeting cards and advertisements. Prerequisite(s): ILLU 215.