Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Learn to Draw Cartoons - Introduction

This book is from the 1950's and is an outstanding cartoon course. It is in the public domain so I'll share it with you. This is the opening page and shows you some of what you will learn about drawing cartoon faces.

Bookmark this page. I'll add excerpts from time to time from the book. The book is long and wordy so I'll only pass on the meat of the lessons. One of the words of advice from the book says to keep it simple.

Try to sketch some of these faces.



Friday, April 20, 2018

The Marvel Family Comic Book

I came across this comic at ComicBookPlus. Captain Marvel is still somewhat popular but I confess I don't know much about him except that there were numerous versions of him.

In this comic three kids actually get changed to the Marvel Family when two of the kids say "Shazam" and one says the name of his hero, Captain Marvel He is the one who becomes Captain Marvel.

They all fly. I keep saying Shazam and Captain Marvel but nothing is happening.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Fantasmagorie - First Animated Cartoon



Fantasmagorie is a French animation film created by Émile Cohl  in 1908. It is considered to be the first animated cartoon. 

The movie runs right around a minute and twenty seconds. He used paper drawings so had to draw approximately 700 pictures. It looks like a chalk drawing but is kinda cool if you think about when it was made. I have a link to it if you'd like to watch.

Fantasmagorie 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

3D Animation - Good, Bad, Ugly Parody

I use a 3d animation program called Muvizu to create some fun and entertaining 3D animations.

I'm a Clint Eastwood fan and especially like his westerns. So I did a parody of his The Good, Bad & Ugly movie.

I hope you enjoy it.




 I'll put some more 3d animations here in the future.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Nancy and Sluggo Comic

I keep coming across these Nancy comic books at ComicBookPlus but she is apparently not in the public domain. You can see the cover but the comic pages are omitted.

Fritzi Ritz began in 1922 but her niece, Nancy, was not introduced until 1933. She became popular and pretty much dominated the strip. Sluggo was introduced in 1938.




Wednesday, March 14, 2018

My Little Margie Comic Book

My Little Margie was a popular TV series that ran from 1952 - 1955. Gale Storm was the star. It was a another TV show that came out in a comic book.

I'm not sure how long the comic book lasted but I'm finding out there are lots of comic books based on TV series.



Thursday, March 1, 2018

Krazy Kat

I'm not really too fond of this comic but Krazy Kat was pretty popular. The cartoon is often referenced when learning how to make your own cartoon. He kind of reminds me of Felix the Cat as far as his appearance.