Most cartoonists are failed actors.
So many cartoonists draw the same year after year. When they find a style, they stick with it. They don't mess with innovation, and they become boring.
There has always been quite a strong black and white art tradition in Australia, with quite a large contingent of cartoonists, given the size of the population.
Orrin Hatch was the keynote speaker at the last meeting of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. He sought me out because he was a fan. I was thinking he had confused me with someone else.
At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil.
When drugs came around I sampled them just like anybody else but I never became dependent creatively on drugs; like various cartoonists in the underground never did anything if they weren't stoned, That was the prerequisite for sitting down and drawing.
Cartooning is a wonderful career, and I'd like more women to get to have it. I can't think of any reason why we won't see more syndicated female cartoonists in the future.
I'd love to see more equal representation of female and male cartoonists on the comics page.
Cartoonists are untrained artists, while illustrators are more trained.
Alternative cartoonists have to rely on comic book stores to get their stuff in the hands of readers.
I'm really totally convinced, and I can't predict the time frame, but someday these cartoonists, like Charles Schulz, will have the same reputation in American culture as Mark Twain. This location has tremendous potential for attendance if we do it right.
[Professionals also have taken cracks at the topic. ] Cartoonists hit the mother lode with this one, ... Giant bugs blend with images of doomsday cultists and visions of the apocalypse.
These are not good times for political cartoonists. And I think this controversy makes it worse, because editors are timid and they see their cartoonists as bomb-throwers who need to be reined in.
Are you kidding? These are cartoonists.
The cartoonists treated Islam the same way they treat Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions. And by treating Muslims in Denmark as equals they made a point: we are integrating you into the Danish tradition of satire because you are part of our society, not strangers. The cartoons are including, rather than excluding, Muslims.
It is a nationwide protest. Prayer leaders in their sermons will condemn the sacrilegious act committed by the Danish cartoonists.
The cartoonists got students involved with 'The Scribble Game' where a student would come up and draw a scribble. The cartoonist would then create a sketch out of that scribble.
The difference is I get paid to be obnoxious. Politicians are just obnoxious. Editorial cartoonists are like pit bulls trained to attack at the slightest provocation. I sometimes feel like this hybrid between Edward R. Morrow and the Son of Sam. You need to know who the enemy is to draw conclusions, then draw blood. I'm an equal opportunity offender. If I haven't offended you yet, I will soon.
Cartoonists tend to be quite lonely, solitary animals and the whole point of the studio when it was founded was offering a team that could do larger pieces of work and larger commissions than a single cartoonist could ever hope to do.