For this Make and Share, I decided to make a cartoon depicting the catalyst for my becoming involved in supporting Bernie Sanders’ campaign and the Alaska Democratic Party.
I downloaded the Toontastic iPad app at the end of my digital storytelling class last semester and took this opportunity to play around with it. I found it easier to use than other tools I have tried. It has a wide variety of scenes and characters. You can change the colors on any part of a character but you cannot change the characters’ facial expressions. There are limited options for arranging a characters hands and feed when stationary. The app guides you through creating a story using the story arc and lets you pick music according to the mood you are going for in the scene (including intensity of that mood). When you play it within the app, it has an adorable intro and outro. I was sad to see that they cut this out when you save the video to your photo roll, the only option for exporting the video. I definitely would recommend this app to anyone wanting to create cute cartoons, especially kids.