Author Archives: John Canemaker

About John Canemaker

John Canemaker an Academy Award–winning animation filmmaker, is the author of nine books on animation history.

Jeff Smith Opens Up About the Upcoming Bone Film

[Ed. note: Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker will be writing a monthly column about animation for Print. This is his first entry.] I met master cartoonist Jeff Smith last November when he attended my lecture on Winsor McCay at the Wexner Art Center in Columbus, Ohio, where he lives and works. After the talk,...

Review: The Animator’s Survival Kit

   An animated version of Williams’ cover logo.   Richard Williams, one of the greatest animators of his generation, has dazzled audiences in short films, movie titles (i.e., The Return of the Pink Panther; The Charge of the Light Brigade), hundreds of TV commercials, and features that have won more than 250 international awards....

Books: The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics

In October 1952, the first Mad comic book was published. And the universe moved for 9-year old me and millions of American kids, including future underground comix guru R. Crumb (also 9), who later claimed Mad “changed the way I saw the world forever!” In each issue, funny cartoons filled with “eye pops” savagely...