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.

Rodolphe Töpffer and The First Sequential Visual Narrative

On this July 4 (I know its only July 3 but it is the correct week) its only fitting that we celebrate the birth of our national treasure, the American comic strip, actually invented by the Lafayette of the sequential picture/narrative revolution, Paris-educated, Swiss-born Rodolphe Töpffer (1799–1846), a author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist, known...

Beyond Black Panther: A Celebration of Black Comix Creators

Black Panther the movie has just been released. Marvel’s new Black Panther: World of Wakanda spin-off series just scored this year’s GLAAD Media Outstanding Comic Book Award. And here in real life, conventions and exhibitions nationwide are honoring the talents and accomplishments of black comics creators.