FUNNY DRAWINGS:
THE FLEISCHER
CARTOONS

by John Kricfalusi



ARTICLE INDEX

  • Animation vs. Cartoons
  • What Cartoons Do Best
  • Cartoons Are Caricatures
  • Use the Medium
  • Animation Has Lost Its Priority
  • Cartoons' Roots
  • The Fleischer Cartoons
  • Betty Boop
  • Popeye
  • Illustration Notes



  • Bimbo Model Sheet PEOPLE love cartoons. I've always known this. I never considered cartoons to be for kids. I've always taken it for granted that cartoons were for everybody- young, old, all sexes, rich, poor, smart, stupid, clean-living and morally-depraved alike. Cartoons, like Rock 'n' Roll, are Pop Culture.

    ANIMATION VS. CARTOONS

    Let me draw a distinction between "Animation" and "Cartoons". "Animation" is a broad, all-encompassing term that basically means "a succession of images that create the illusion of motion". This definition covers a wide group of very different mediums of expression, including Claymation, Sand Animation, Disney Animation, Flip Books, and Cartoons. All of these art forms technically qualify as "Animation", but the most fun of them all is the Animated Cartoon. The key word here is fun.


    Back to Magazine Index Forward to Page Two



    What's In at Tower! Click through this banner and get FREE shipping!

    Sign The Spumco Guestbook Guestbook Down For Repairs View The Spumco Guestbook



    This page is maintained by Stephen Worth. All text and images are © Spumco unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.