Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Later Today...WHAT MAKES A CHARACTER A CHARACTER?

WHAT MAKES A CHARACTER A CHARACTER?

5 CATEGORIES OF CHARACTERS WILL BE BROKEN DOWN

1) Realistic-

personality based on human observation

2) Abstract-

A made up "Created" personality, not realistic but entertaining

3) Crossover Characters -

part real, part abstract

4) Disney Characters -

based on previous Disney

5) Saturday Morning Cartoon Characters -

from retarded cartoon writers who are still stealing from Archie comics



PETE EMSLIE'S POPEYE!
Btw, Pete Emslie a very talented cartoonist and caricaturist has written his own blog post about his childhood fun with Popeye.

PETE'S POPEYE

After you read that, look at his great caricatures!

10 comments:

Sean Worsham said...

Hahahahahhaah, great observation. :)

harpo said...

That's a nice caricature
I adore Larry!
He truly is a great character

Emmett said...

I have never commented here before, so here it goes.

Mr. K, can you give specific examples of each of these five character types? Also, can one and two be mixed together?

harpo said...

so totally looking forward to this upcoming blog!
make sure it's loooong

he said said...

I love retarded Saturday morning cartoon characters. He-Man probably is directly responsible for the metrosexual trend where straight guys act gay when they go out drinking.

Whit said...

He-Man has a lot to answer for in hell.

Franker12 said...

PETER EMSLIE!
he's one of my character design Profs at Sheridan...great guy and an amazing artist...everyone would beg him for a charicature...heres a link to one he did of me...its also my display picture at the moment

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2320/frankemslieib4.jpg

Steve said...

Good old Tom Hatten used to host boatloads of Popeye cartoons on Saturday morning on KTLA in Los Angeles (in between 3 Stooges and 'Santa Claus Versus The Martians'/Pippi Longstocking double bills).

I'd spend hours watching the craziness and trying to figure out what Popeye was grumbling. I'm especially fond of the way they took the time to animate the opening and closing of the ship doors during the credit sequences, scored in perfect time to the music - as you said, it was yet another simle touch that kept even a still sequence feel like it was moving.

Vanoni! said...

My introduction to popeye was also Tom Hatten! (though the early 80's version)
The only TV channel we had that wasn't local was a Los Angeles feed of KTLA.
Saturday (or was it Sunday?) you couldn't budge me from in front of the TV while I watched "Popeye And His Friends", as well as The Three Stooges, The Munsters, Twilight Zone and finally, I believe, ending with the Family Film Festival.

- Corbett

Allan L. said...

He got a nod at Drawn.ca:
http://drawn.ca/2007/07/05/peter-emslies-cartoon-cave/