Comics & Animation Design

Animation design has a long history, from Disney classics like Bambi to stop-motion animation shorts and computer-generated Pixar films. Animation has had an important influence on graphic design—and vice versa. Imprint columnists including J.J. Sedelmaier and John Canemaker, both revered animators, reflect on the essential techniques and milestones in the field, including animation character design as well as digital design and animation.

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The Importance of Creating Provocative, Uncensored Art

Don’t say you weren’t told. WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind has well over 350 controversial illustrations by artists from around the world and throughout history. They deal with extremes of political, cultural, sexual, racial, and, yes, religious issues. It’s also an ebook, enhanced with plenty of video and...

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Duck And Cover

Steven Heller takes a look at "How To Read Donald Duck," in which the authors claim the famous Disney comic reflects American corporate exploitation.

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Wake Up Little Nemo, Wake Up

Steven Heller interviews Josh O'Neill about "Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream"—a multi-artist celebration of Winsor McCay's classic comic.

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American Sikh

Steven Heller interviews Vishavjit Singh about the path that led him to create Sikhtoons.com—and about his identity as a Sikh in the post-9/11 U.S.

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The Case for Jack Kirby

Jack Kirby was arguably the most important comic book creator of the 20th century. But who has the rights to his creations? The Supreme Court may weigh in.

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Weekend Heller: Pictures Telling Stories

What design news should be on your radar? Richard McGuire's work will be exhibited at The New York Public Library and Bronwyn Elvis Chochinov makes a comic. Read on for more.