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Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Call For Help: Hard Drive Crash

If you appreciate the work of Animation Resources and would like to help, now is the time. We just had a hard drive crash in our main database disk array. We had a backup on hand to rescue it, but we could really use another backup for next time we have a problem. If you would like to give Animation Resources a Christmas present, please order one of these for us and have it shipped to the address in the footer of our website. If you can’t afford this much but would still like to help, any donation large or small would be greatly appreciated using the paypal link below. Animation Resources is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so your donation may be deductible on your 2015 taxes.

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Sunday, September 20th, 2015

EMERGENCY Help Needed

UPDATE: Thanks to our great friends Alex, Sherm, Steven, David and Andreas, and a couple of new members, the cost of the hard drives have been covered. I just ordered them and our disk array should be back up and healthy by Friday. Thank you everyone! You’re great!

ORIGINAL POST: Today two hard disk drives in our Archive Disk Array crashed at one time. One third of our data was lost. We have a backup safely stored offsite, but we need to restore the disk array before we can migrate the data back into the digital archive. At this point, Animation Resources’ bank account is very low. We are asking for people who find what we do to be valuable to support us now and help us purchase new hard drives.

A 4TB NAS hard drive costs $150. We need at least three of them right away. If you can contribute using our PayPal button below, we would greatly appreciate it. If you have been planning to join Animation Resources and haven’t gotten around to it yet, now is the time when your membership dues can be put to the most important use.

Thank you for supporting our project.



Monday, October 14th, 2013

Exhibit: How To Draw Funny Pictures

Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures

Last week, I discussed Zim’s Cartoons and Caricatures. Here are some more examples of the genius of Eugene “Zim” Zimmerman from another vintage "how to" book… How To Draw Funny Pictures by E.C. Matthews. This chapter deals with a topic that is widely discussed today, racial stereotyping.

Ethnic humor was Zim’s stock-in-trade. He once joked that he and his fellow cartoonists at Puck magazine treated the various races and creeds that made up America with gloves… the kind boxers wear. Perhaps this is why he is virtually unknown today. But it’s unfair to sit like an armchair quarterback a century later judging an entirely different time by our own standards. Zim approached every person as a peer. He made fun of all of them equally.

Stereotypes are still part and parcel of caricature and cartooning. Pirates have eye patches and parrots on their shoulders. Surfer dudes wear baggy shorts and have long blonde hair. These are the generally understood symbols that represent specific types of people. How does a cartoonist utilize these common perceptions to communicate clearly while still remaining honest? Here is an important first-hand document of how Zim himself explained the purpose and limits of ethnic caricature in the "melting pot" of the early 20th Century.

Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures
Zim How To Draw Funny Pictures

Take note of this advice from the conclusion of this chapter…

Greatness makes one tolerant. Great men are not ashamed to stop on the street and talk to the man in overalls. They recognize the bond of friendship between the common people and themselves. The social sheik who feels above talking to a mere laborer is fooling only himself.

Take this little sermon to heart and treat every man as your equal; it will help you get ahead. How truly the Bible says, "The greatest among you shall be the servant of all."

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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This posting is part of a series of articles comprising an online exhibit devoted to Eugene “Zim” Zimmerman.

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This posting is part of a series of articles comprising an online exhibit entitled Theory.