Toondoo – Communicating through Cartoons

posted by Brendan Hodgson

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In communications, very often, pictures (like video) will trump the written word. Toondoo is a site that caught my eye recently as an entertaining though simplistic application for creating very basic cartoons – blending both images and text – to communicate a concept or message. I took my first stab today (click the link for a larger image of the above), and while the result may not be pretty (or particularly funny – Natural Law Party, get it?), it was an exercise in creating “dialog” that – if applied appropriately – could have impact in a variety of PR capacities.

Nice also to see that it offers all the social media bells and whistles that we’ve come to expect – comments, page views, sharing and linking features, RSS etc.

And to those who didn’t laugh. I challenge you to do better! 

5 Comments
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Apr
2007

gorgeoux

I wanted to see your cartoon. It takes one click here, another on Flickr, and then stays small enough in its largest size to prevent reading. Saddening.

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Apr
2007

Brendan

Hmmm… if you try this link it should be legible…small, but legible: http://www.toondoo.com/View.on?param=9180

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Apr
2007

gorgeoux

It is, thank you. I didn’t laugh but I did smile; quite a pessimistic view.

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Apr
2007

Brendan

I’ll take the smile. Thank you.

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Apr
2007

Joe Rancourt

Nice work Brendan.  Using cartoons will surely give me an edge when communicating complex ideas about the new world to those still embedded in the old one!

If you want to give something similar a try, head over to Bubblr…it uses Flickr Tags.

http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/

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