Oh yeah. I bet he is.
I can't wait...Also John, i recently read some of the old Popeye comics, and i found something really fun that i'm surprised you haven't suggested your students try out:The "Funny Theater" bits.When i discovered this simple little thing, i not only laughed, but the ways it could benefit a practicing animation student instantly popped up in my head-through this "Funny Theater System" (you could provide a template) it would force students to come up with unique expressions from each frame, because it would become incredibly monotonous otherwise! Would this be a good idea, or just a good springboard for other ideas? Reply back as soon as you can and tell me what you think of it!
Wow! I love how solid these extremely cartoony drawings are. The energy they have is astounding. From my experience viewing and drawing it's harder to capture that kind of energy in still form than it is in a caroon because comics are still shots as opposed to moving. This is something I noticed when I read a 'Powdered Toast Man' comic and viewed the cartoon.Personally, I am having trouble capturing energy and making characters look solid when I draw my creations or existing characters. I find it does get easier when you're more use to the subject you're drawing obviously. Also, I love the gunshot to the head There's no way cartoons would get away with that now which is really sad.
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