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Editorial Cartoons: The Easiest Way To Make Editorial Cartoons, FREE

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Editorial cartoons always catch the eye. When you get them in an email — you stop what you’re doing and take a peak. When you see one on Facebook or Twitter — you stop scrolling and start laughing.

They’re what you share, what you love, and what you can’t get enough of. But the biggest problem with editorial cartoons is that they’re limited to professionals. Imagine if you had an idea to make some hilarious ones yourself – how on earth would you be able to make one?

Here’s the great news: With Powtoon — you can make as many editorial cartoons as your heart desires. You can make one to stand out on your next blog post, in an email to your subscribers, as an in-office joke or just to share with your social media followers.

How To Make Editorial Cartoons With Powtoon… In Just 3 Steps

1. Choose your scene

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For the first one I did, I chose a background found in the ‘Marker’ style, to set the scene. So, inside of Powtoon Studio (as you see below) just click “Backgrounds” on the side panel and you’ll discover a library full of gorgeous backgrounds to choose from.

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Then, just click the background you want and…

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…boom, it appears:

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 2. Choose your character

Once you choose your background for your scene, the next step is to choose a character. All you have to do is click on the ‘Animated Character’ or ‘Character’ menu and choose the one you want. I chose the Animated Character above, from the ‘Paper Cut’ template.

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3. Choose Your Text

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I chose to use a ‘Quote Box’ which you can find in the ‘Objects’ section in the sidebar. Then I clicked to add ‘Text’ on the menu at the top and you can edit your text instantly.

Always Be Timely — Editorial Cartoons in a Snap

Here’s another quick one I made — just by using the Donald Trump character we created for the 2016 election campaign. I also chose a background appropriate for a president. You can create any editorial cartoon you like, using it in as many creative and strategic ways you can dream of 🙂

We all know how quickly the news can change. The thing that was timely and engaging a week ago might be all but forgotten today. So use this easy hack to churn out tons of timely and relevant editorial cartoons for your audience. They’ll think you have a team of artists backing you up!

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These are the only 3 steps you need to make editorial cartoons with Powtoon, for FREE.

We have a library full of characters, backgrounds, fonts, hundreds of props and objects and a ton more for you to use.​ So go on an unleash your own creative genius with Powtoon right now. Click here to sign up for your free account and start making as many editorial cartoons as your heart desires 🙂

This post has been updated for clarity and accuracy.

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Nick Liebman

Nick is Powtoon's Head Creator for Video & Learning. He joined Powtoon as head copywriter in 2016, after his previous blog was voted one of the top 8 CRO blogs on the internet by Digital Marketer. He continues to churn out awesomeness for all Powtoon users via blog posts, tutorials, webinars, videos, and more. Before working in technology full-time, Nick honed his skills in the unlikely world of music and non-profit work. He holds a B.A. in Music from Grinnell College and an M.M. in Music Composition from Butler University, and has performed his and others' music all over the world.
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