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COMICS, CARTOONS & ANIMATION

COMICS, CARTOONS & ANIMATION

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COMICS, CARTOONS & ANIMATION

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  1. COMICS, CARTOONS & ANIMATION DEVELOPMENT OF AN ART FORM

  2. Simply Complex • Cartoons reveal • Complex exercise in • Confronts significant issues

  3. Popular Culture • Definition: • Concerned with • “Things” = sign systems, symbols, artifacts

  4. Cartoons as Pop Culture “Cartoons introduced generations of readers to symbolic ways of addressing the continuing problems of society and the philosophical questions of mankind…[They please] our visual sensibilities by bringing to life the kinds of dramatic conflicts that enable us to work out vicariously our internal frustrations.” • M. Thomas Ingle, Comics as Culture

  5. Cartoons… • Are pop culture • Reveal • Use • Indicate

  6. Single-Framed Cartoons • One frame • 3 types:

  7. 1. Caricatures

  8. 1. Caricatures • Grotesques • Antiportraits

  9. 2. Editorial Cartoons

  10. 2. Editorial Cartoons

  11. 2. Editorial Cartoons • William Hogarth

  12. 2. Editorial Cartoons • Benjamin Franklin

  13. 2. Editorial Cartoons • Thomas Nast

  14. 2. Editorial Cartoons

  15. 2. Editorial Cartoons • Nast, continued

  16. 2. Editorial Cartoons • Nast, continued

  17. 2. Editorial Cartoons • WW I

  18. “Just give me the aspirin. I already got a purple heart.” 2. Editorial Cartoons

  19. 2. Editorial Cartoons • Editorial cartoons:

  20. 3. Humorous Cartoons

  21. 3. Humorous Cartoons • Components of Visual Humor:

  22. 3. Humorous Cartoons • The New Yorker – • Charles Addams

  23. 3. Humorous Cartoons

  24. Difference Between Multi-Frame and Single-Shot Cartoons

  25. Elements of Comics • Symbolic Codes: • Characters • Facial Expressions • Assimilation • Balloons

  26. Elements of Comics • Symbolic Codes (continued): • Movement Lines • Panels • Action • Setting

  27. History of Comic Strips • 1850s • Developed in newspapers • Humorous social commentary

  28. History of Comic Strips

  29. History of Comic Strips

  30. History of Comic Strips

  31. Classic Comics • Serials

  32. Classic Comics • Peanuts

  33. Classic Comics

  34. Classic Comics

  35. Comic Books • Popular visual entertainment

  36. Comic Books • Mad Magazine

  37. Comic Books • Distinct link between Comic Books and movies • Superman • Daredevil • Batman • Punisher • Hulk • Fantastic Four

  38. New Comic Books

  39. New Comic Books

  40. Animated Films • Combine camera, film, and projector • Frame-by-frame animation • Expensive and time-consuming

  41. Animated Films • Winsor McCay

  42. Animated Films • Cel Animation

  43. Animated Films • The Adventures of Prince Achmed – 1926

  44. Animated Films • Steamboat Willie – 1928

  45. Animated Films • 1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

  46. Animated Films • Aim:

  47. Animated Films • Contemporary animation

  48. Animated Films • South Park

  49. Technical Aspects • Object Animation • Combined live action w/ animation