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The Art of Caricaturing

Caricature is the art of excess by excellence. It’s a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness. The cartoonist chose the memorable characteristic of person to be portrayed … Continue reading

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Hanna-Barbera Action Figures

In July of last year, Spawn made a series of Hanna-Barbera action figures, featuring Fred Flinstone, Hong Kong Phooey, Quick Draw McGraw and Tom & Jerry, created by McFarlane Toys. In December the Series 2 was released with Captain Caveman, … Continue reading

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Vintage Chevrolet Cartoons

The Prelinger Archives, at Internet Archive, contains nearly 2,000 ephemeral (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. Ephemeral film, as defined by film archivist Rick Prelinger, is film made for a specific purpose other than as a work of art: the … Continue reading

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America in Caricature 1765 – 1865

Political Cartoons of the Lilly Library: America in Caricature 1765 – 1865. The caricatures depict times of turbulence in American history and range in date from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 and to the presidential elections of … Continue reading

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NFB animated shorts

The National Film Board of Canada is a prestigious animation school founded in 1942 by John Grierson, Norman McLaren and René Jodoin. They put together a groups of young animators who could craft films using conventional methods, got help of … Continue reading

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Le Rire

The French humoristic magazine Le Rire was published from October 1894 through the 1950s. Founded in Paris by Felix Juven during the Belle Époque, Le Rire appeared as typical Parisians began to achieve more education, income and leisure time. Interest … Continue reading

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Cartoon America

James Arthur Wood, Jr., began collecting original cartoon art as a childhood hobby. And many years later we have the pleasure to see 102 selected drawing of his collection in the exhibition Cartoon America. A tiny part of his cartoon … Continue reading

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Van Beuren’s Tom and Jerry

Before the popular cat and mouse pair Tom and Jerry, there was the Van Beuren’s cartoons of Tom and Jerry. At those cartoons, two guys starred a series of bizarre adventures paying plumbers, musicians, fishers, etc., with a similar style … Continue reading

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Vintage Iranian Images

Iranian.com has an excellent collection of vintage Iranian and Persian images: postcards, ads, pictures of women, stamps, film posters, cartoons, illustrations and much more. Give to yourself some time to explore the site. (via Plep)

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John Sutherland Productions

I accepted the suggestion of placeboKatz and took a look at Destination Earth. It is a propaganda cartoon sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute, where a Martian explorer discovers the secrets behind the USA’s prosperity: oil and free enterprise. The … Continue reading

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