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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Mr. Natural’s Birth Father

Walt Disney's Albert Hurter was the man behind the characters and the godfather of some underground comics artists, including R. Crumb.

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Beyond the Graphic Novel: A Comically Surreal Comic Collage

Here Comes Kitty is the work of multidisciplinary artist Richard Kraft, a Jess for our age. Kraft has craftily transformed a 1960s Polish espionage comic into a mad, post-mod melange of Western religion and Eastern mysticism, Nazi spies and domesticated animals, the disturbingly chaotic and the playfully erotic.

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Designer of the Week: Emanuele Colombo

Having entered the design field in a nontraditional way, Emanuele Colombo is proud to say that this has helped him become the motion designer he is today.

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Wood Type in Motion

Steven Heller talks with Judith Poirier, a filmmaker with a special focus on experimental typography, as well as book design and printmaking.