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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Inbetweens: Bill Nolan at Walter Lantz

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Cartoonist William “Bill” Nolan animated many Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons for the Walter Lantz studio. Here is one titled, “Permanent Wave” (1929).


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=edVvr3cDU1M

The late Micheal Sporn did a write up on the distortion techniques used in this short (and other Lantz/Nolan cartoons) that can be found on his blog…

SPLOG: Smears, Distortions, Abstractions and Emotions

Bill Nolan Oswald

-Nicholas John Pozega

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Inbetweens: Eddie Fitzgerald on German Cartoonists

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“Cartooning is in trouble, not just animation. Look at what’s in the newspapers these days. Where are the comic books, the mass market sports and theater caricatures, book illustrations, etc.?

I simply refuse to let cartooning die on my watch. An artform that’s roughly 160 years old, that has a great tradition, and which is so artistically satisfying and so cheap and accessible to the common man, shouldn’t be allowed to wither on the vine. Losing cartoons and cartooning is like losing dance or music or architecture.

Cartoonists who came before us kept the industry alive and healthy for us, now it’s our responsibility to keep it alive and healthy for the people who come after us.” –Eddie Fitzgerald

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At his blog Uncle Eddie’s Theory Corner cartoonist Eddie Fitzgerald delves into the history of cartooning to bring us important names that should be part of every artists reference pool.

Uncle Eddie: Funny German Cartoonists

-Nicholas John Pozega

Monday, July 14th, 2014

August 3rd: CALLING VOLUNTEERS! Board of Directors Meeting

Volunteers interested in coordinating projects for Animation Resources are invited to attend our next board meeting on Sunday August 3rd at 3pm in the San Fernando Valley. Come find out about our exciting plans and be a part of our future! Contact Stephen Worth at sworth@animationresources.org for info and to be added to the guest list. See you there!

More info on our organization at… http://animationresources.org/?p=3547