Saturday, February 20, 2010

If You Can't See It, It Doesn't Matter

Some people think that bad drawing is just another "style", among many. People like to say "Not everything needs to be cartoony" - which is usually the straw man argument used to endorse stiff bad drawings like you get in most TV cartoons from the 70s on.
Even when good artists who worked on those bad stiff TV cartoons tell you these cartoons are bad and that we are ashamed to have contributed to them, there are still holdouts who won't believe it.
Well there's nothing anyone can do about that.

If you can see that organic well drawn cartoons are obviously better than stiff dead ones, but just can't figure out why, you can probably learn some of the techniques that make old cartoons much better in general than cartoons drawn in the last 40 years or so.

If you can't see it at all, no amount of evidence or argument is gonna change your mind. So I encourage commenters to not yell at each other just for not being able to see the difference. It's a pointless argument if your eyes can't recognize it.I sometimes wonder why some folks who so strongly disagree with the whole point of this blog keep coming back every day just to get mad.

There are plenty of sites that revere modern cartoons where the fans can enjoy them in peace.
I agree that not everything needs to be cartoony. Everything isn't. Far from it. But in the cartoon business there ought to be at least a few homes for cartoonists to do what cartoonists invented and have had stolen from them.

Why on earth are cartoons such a rarity in the cartoon business? And how can that be controversial?